Career choice in the context of political conflict: the case of Palestinians social workers in Israel

Sameer Kadan*, Zvi Bekerman, Dorit Roer-Strier

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Abstract

The helping professions in general and social work in particular pose particular challenges and opportunities for national minority group members. This article adds to the present knowledge in the literature concerning the interaction between career choice in the welfare professions and minority status, by looking at the voices of Palestinian Israeli social workers. The article is based on data gathered through in-depth interviews with 32 Palestinian Israeli social workers, describes the motivations, the process of choosing social work as a profession and the barriers that Palestinian Israeli professionals face in the context of the political, social and economic factors shaping their lives as belonging to a national minority in Israel.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)31-50
Number of pages20
JournalIntercultural Education
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Palestinians
  • Social work
  • career choice
  • minorities
  • motivations

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