Unity and Division in Education
Author: Chaim Adler, Nachum Blass
August 31, 2000
This paper discusses the role of the system of education in lending Israeli society a pluralistic nature. Society in Israel, as in many other countries, is highly heterogeneous. It has a salient dichotomy along national lines between a Jewish majority and a large Arab minority, and its Jewish majority is divided along axes of religion, length of stay in the country, ethnic origin, and, of course, stratification as in any society. It is also proper to note the presence of a large population of foreign workers who, although not citizens, are living in Israel and building parts of their social, cultural, religious, family, and educational lives there.
This publication is in Hebrew only.