DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS HIGHER EDUCATION AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: THE CASE OF SABRAS (ISRAELI-BORN) AND FSU IMMIGRANTS IN ISRAEL

TitleDIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES TOWARDS HIGHER EDUCATION AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: THE CASE OF SABRAS (ISRAELI-BORN) AND FSU IMMIGRANTS IN ISRAEL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSoen, D
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume53
Start Page120-129
Date PublishedApril/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1046372
KeywordsFSU migration, higher education expansion in Israel
Abstract

Between the years 1990 and 2007 about one million immigrants entered Israel from the FSU (former Soviet Union). They constitute roughly 20% of the Jewish households in the country. Israel benefitted greatly from the high human capital of this mass migration: 38.8% of the immigrants had higher education, in contrast to 27.8% of the indigenous Jewish population. Taking into consideration the cultural background of FSU immigrants, this study explores whether the elite-traditional influences their offspring who graduate from high schools in Israel. This study is based on a survey of a sample of 80 high school students – 40 FSU immigrants and 40 Sabras (Israeli born). Contrary to the hypothesis, findings indicate no significant difference in attitudes towards higher education between the two groups.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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