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Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel

Yaakov Gilboa and Moshe Justman

in Growing Gaps

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199732180
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199866182 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0006
Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel

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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

Chapter.  5258 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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