The Israeli education system in general and the special education system in particular face enormous challenges. Israel is a highly complex society, fractured into different sectors where each sector unabashedly pushes its own agenda and tries to dictate government policy. Israel is also an immigrant country with a large indigenous population and is engaged in an ongoing political, national, and military conflict with enemies without and competing national narratives within. It would be inconceivable that these monumental stresses would not impact on society's greatest instrument of socialization, social control, and homogenization: the education system. The provision of special services to children with special educational needs is a civil and human rights issue, and so these fractures in Israeli society are amplified in the special education system.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||International Practices in Special Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Debates and Challenges|
|Publisher||Gallaudet University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||1563685094, 9781563685095|
|State||Published - 2011|