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By Khalid Arar, Kussai Haj-Yehia

ISBN-10: 1137533420

ISBN-13: 9781137533425

Higher schooling and the Palestinian Minority in Israel examines perceptions about the features of upper schooling acquisition within the indigenous Palestinian Arab minority in Israel. Arar and Haj-Yehia express that Palestinian Arabs in Israel truly comprehend the advantage of a tutorial measure as a lever for social prestige and integration in the country of Israel. The authors speak about problems met through Palestinian highschool graduates once they try to input Israel's larger schooling institutes, and the choice phenomenon of learning overseas. The cultural distinction among Palestinian conventional groups and 'Western' Israeli campuses exposes Arab scholars to a mixture of ethnicities and nationalities, which proves to be a tricky, transformative event. The ebook analyzes styles of upper schooling acquisition one of the indigenous Palestinian minority, describing the disciplines they decide on, the demanding situations they stumble upon, quite for Palestinian girls scholars, and discover the results for the Palestinian minority and Israeli society.

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Consequently, students from different social backgrounds did not change their educational strategies despite continuous growth in the variety of secondary and tertiary education institutions. Students with high socioeconomic backgrounds usually study HE and are more likely to be admitted to very highly rated HEI (Alexander, Eckland, & Griffin, 1975). Conversely, students from underprivileged or lower-class socioeconomic backgrounds participate less in HE (Reimer & Pollak, 2010) and usually choose less prestigious universities where admission criteria may not be so selective or high (Bourdieu, 2011; Hearn, 1991; Shavit, Arum, & Gamoran, 2007).

Yet minority group members are progressively qualifying as doctors and lawyers and studying exact sciences, although women in minority groups tend to focus on humanities, social studies, and law (Unterhalter & Carpentier, 2010b). Second- and third-generation immigrants who know the language and culture of the host state are able to integrate into HEI far more than previous generations (Shiner & Modood, 2002). , regarding the United Kingdom and Canada, see Freeman, 2004 and Kim, 2011). Israel is considered one of those countries whose policies have prevented minorities’ proportional access to the resources of HE (Arar & Haj-Yehia, 2013a).

The literature refers to two competitive approaches, the functional diversity approach and the conflict-oriented stratification approach. The diversity approach regards the expansion of higher education as contributing to educational equality by institutional diversity, which caters to a differentiated student clientele. The stratification approach views this expansion as reflecting interinstitutional competition, resulting in a clear-cut stratification of both higher education institutions and their students.

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