Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel: Lessons from the Kibbutz

Yaakov Gilboa, Moshe Justman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrowing Gaps
Subtitle of host publicationEducational Inequality around the World
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199866182
ISBN (Print)9780199732180
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Educational attainment
  • Equal opportunity
  • Higher education
  • Israel
  • Kibbutz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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