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Growing GapsEducational Inequality around the World$
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Paul Attewell and Katherine S. Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732180

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.001.0001

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Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel

Lessons from the Kibbutz

Chapter:
(p.124) 6 Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel
Source:
Growing Gaps
Author(s):

Yaakov Gilboa

Moshe Justman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0006

This chapter draws from the experience of the Israeli kibbutz to address the question of why middle-class students are more successful in the competition to enter higher education. The chapter provides a conceptual framework for measuring equal opportunity in education. It then describes the problem of equal opportunity in access to higher education in Israel. It also provides some background on the organization of the kibbutz and its education system. The last section of the chapter presents the data and the findings of statistical analysis.

Keywords:   Israel, kibbutz, educational attainment, higher education, equal opportunity

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