COLLECTIVE EDUCATION IN THE KIBBUTZ: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Yvonne Katz

Abstract


The kibbutz movements have played an important part in the founding, building and protection of the State of Israel. The founders of the kibbutzim were the oppressed Jews who fled, mostly from Poland and Russia to Palestine in waves of migration between 1882 and 1948. The goal of the immigrants to Palestine was largely based on the ideal of the return to the land of their ancestors and on self-labor. The pioneers felt that by working the land they could identify with it more readily. It was through work that they would eventually build a dynamic and free nation.

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