Gabriel Horenczyk

Gabriel Horenczyk
Hebrew University of Jerusalem | HUJI · School of Education

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The present study sheds light on the phenomenon whereby groups experience adversity, following which they show signs of growth. We propose the conceptualization of post-traumatic growth as a phenomenon that also exists at the group level, “community post-traumatic growth” (CPTG). The concept of CPTG is explained using a case study on the ultra-Orth...
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Antecedentes: La aparición del virus COVID-19 ha generado una de las mayores disrupciones mundiales de los sistemas educativos en generaciones Propósito: El propósito de este estudio es comprender el impacto de una situación de emergencia educativa sobre las prácticas pedagógicas de los docentes universitarios, analizando los focos de resistencia e...
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The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has generated the greatest worldwide disruption of education systems (among others) in generations. In Israel, from the beginning of the pandemic, all universities and colleges quickly adopted an online education system, while the other educational systems did similarly, in part or in full. This study examines th...
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A key distinction in motivational processes is between motivations and the means for pursuing motivations. Despite being a motivated process, existing models of acculturation do not make this distinction, neither empirically nor theoretically. A motivational framework that is informed by theories of goal constructs to understand the process of accu...
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Most of the literature on reincarnation among the Druze attempts to shed light on its history and on those who believe in it. In this paper, we will argue that the Druze’s belief in reincarnation serves as one of the central components in defining their ethno-religious identity. Our study is based on an analysis of 30 semi-structured interviews wit...
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Background: Educational museums are composed of objects, documents, and narratives that together create a learning experience. Existing models of museum education tend to analyze the visitor experience, but rarely take into consideration the unique characteristics and challenges of multicultural heritage museums. Purpose: This article proposes a co...
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We examined whether perceived discrimination can, in certain minority populations, promote subjective well-being, and whether this connection is mediated by minority group identity. Three hundred thirty-two members of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel, a distinctive religious culture within the Israeli majority culture, participated in...
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We examine the ways in which, and the extent to which, DOPA (Diversity in Organizations: Perceptions and Approaches; that is, asset, problem, challenge, or nonissue) approaches predict teachers’ diversity-related burnout and immigration-related self-efficacy. One hundred thirty-six schoolteachers completed a self-report questionnaire measuring dive...
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A foreign visitor walking through different areas of Israel and observing contemporary Israeli society would probably be impressed by its diverse and complex tapestry of groups and cultures, which differ in religion, ethnic origin, customs and many other characteristics. A brief review of such groups would reveal Jews of varying degrees of religios...
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Social strategies are a central component of intercultural competence, and are vital in understanding, theoretically and practically, the immigration and acculturation process. This study focused on an immigrant group experiencing identity threat, namely young Ethiopians in Israel, and examined their perceptions of social strategies in intergroup r...
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Grounded in a contextual approach to acculturation of minorities, this study examines changes in acculturation orientations among Palestinian Christian Arab adolescents in Israel following the “lost decade of Arab–Jewish coexistence.” Multi-group acculturation orientations among 237 respondents were assessed vis-à-vis two majorities—Muslim Arabs an...
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El proyecto de educación museal multicultural se inserta en el marco del modelo de educación asentado básicamente en dos ejes: en primer lugar, el mejoramiento de las relaciones interculturales (en particular, entre mayoría y minorías); en segundo lugar, el respeto, la valoración y legitimación de las culturas minoritarias. El Museo Interactivo Jud...
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This paper focuses on processes and consequences of intergroup interactions in plural societies, focusing primarily on majority-minority mutuality in acculturation orientations. We examine commonalities and differences among conceptualizations and models addressing issues of mutuality. Our review includes the mutual acculturation model (Berry, 1997...
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This issue begins with an integrative paper covering various models used to address the interactional nature of acculturation by Horenczyk, Jasinskaja-Lahti, Sam, and Vedder (2013). In this paper, the authors identify the commonalities and differences in these models and evaluate their contribution to a better understanding of intercultural relatio...
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The goals of this study were to examine intra-group and inter-group assertiveness among adolescents, and to compare these two domains of assertiveness between cultural groups in Israel. Measures of intra-group and inter-group assertiveness were developed, and questionnaires were administrated to 441 immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU), 24...
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In this study we examine the time-, context- and outcome-specificity of the effects of acculturation attitudes on immigrant psychological and socio-economic adaptation. The participants were 172 immigrants from Russia and the former Soviet Union residing in Finland and Israel, and the mean time since their arrival was approximately six years. Each...
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Using the dataset from the International Comparative Study of Ethnocultural Youth, the chapter examines variations in immigrant youth’s cultural identities in three types of societies of settlement (‘settler’, ‘colonial’, ‘recent-receiving’). In addition, the chapter explores differences in psychological and sociocultural adaptation in the three ty...
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This study focuses on self-efficacy among teachers working in culturally diverse educational contexts. We put forward the notion of immigration-related self-efficacy and provide initial support for its relationship with the acculturation attitudes held by immigrant teachers. One hundred thirty-three teachers who immigrated to Israel from the Former...
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Jewish education is widely perceived as one of the major means for strengthening Jewish identity and identification. We examine this basic assumption and propose a conceptualization and mapping of the Jewish Identity Space as a tool for better understanding, exploring, and applying aspects related to the relationship between Jewish education and Je...
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This study proposes an emic conceptualization and measurement of identity and adaptation following immigration, which assesses both constructs in terms of the immigrant's own criteria—and not according to standardized external parameters. 337 Israeli immigrants completed the group characteristics questionnaire with relation to their minority (“Russ...
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This study grapples with the question of majority–minority relations in conflict-ridden societies. The ethnographic study analyzed data gathered in a dialogue course conducted at an Israeli university among Jewish and Palestinian students, all citizens of the State of Israel. The authors identified 4 different and interrelated components of threat...
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Introduction Schools are central for the development, enculturation, and adaptation of immigrants throughout the world. There are a variety of reasons that schools play such a key role: The school is a major arena for intergroup contact and acculturation; school adjustment is a primary task, and a highly important outcome, of the cultural transitio...
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This study employs an expanded conceptualization and methodology of acculturation orientations to examine the identity and acculturation patterns of Palestinian Arab Christian adolescents in Israel, who can be seen as a “double minority”—Arabs in the midst of the majority Jewish population and Christians within Israel's dominantly Muslim Arab socie...
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Some 40 years ago, the booming economies of North and Western European countries required extra labour force. These economical conditions elicited a flow of immigrant 'guest workers' from Southern Europe and North Africa to Western Europe. Initially, these immigrants were received with open arms and it was assumed that they would return as soon as...
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In this study, the military served as a specific arena for the contextual examination of the relationship between immigrants’ cultural identity and adjustment. Our investigation was grounded in the recent literature suggesting that cultural identity, adaptation, and the relationship between them are affected by contextual factors. We see the milita...
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We suggest that in societies with highly complex and conflictual cultural diversity, different perceptions of pluralism and multiculturalism are likely to be related to divergent expectations for multicultural education. Our study examines—through semi‐structured interviews—the perceptions of cultural pluralism and multicultural education among 37...
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This article offers insights into a new educational adventure in Israel that attempts to overcome interethnic conflict through bilingual coeducation. These insights were gathered during a two-year research project in which the authors followed the activities of two recently established Arab-Jewish bilingual schools. Their analysis is based primaril...
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Jewish and Palestinian Arab school counsellors in Israel face increasing demands to respond to the challenges posed by the current armed conflict in the region. In semi-structured interviews, 37 Jewish and Palestinian Arab counsellors were asked about their views regarding the role of the educational system and of counsellors vis-à-vis the ongoing...
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“Diversity-related burnout” is put forward as a concept that can add to our understanding of the negative impact of the daily coping with culturally diverse students on teachers. A Principal Component Analysis, based on the responses of 280 teachers working at 30 Israeli schools, showed that diversity-related burnout is empirically distinguishable...
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This study applies facet theory to validate Berry's bidimensional conceptualization and measurement of acculturation attitudes and its extension by Horenczyk to include acculturation expectations. Three components of facet theory (mapping sentence, confirmatory SSA [smallest space analysis], and SSA with external variables) are proposed as valuable...
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This study focused on young ethnic repatriates from the former Soviet Union in Finland (N=170), Germany (N=102) and Israel (N=298). We studied whether the acculturation orientations of the repatriates and the hosts (Finland: N=343, Germany: N=342, Israel: N=213) were concordant or discordant (Bourhis et al., 1997). The resulting intergroup relation...
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In this paper we describe and theorize about a computer-supported and mediated educational research project which encourages cultural production and sustainability. We first describe the CD-Golem project which was developed in light of the perceived needs of a Diaspora community's attempts to impart its youth with a sense of belonging and continuit...
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The study examines teachers’ attitudes toward multiculturalism and the extent to which these are related to their perceptions of the school organizational culture. Results based on the responses of 442 teachers, working at 34 Israeli schools, revealed that pluralistic attitudes were higher when referring to the integration of immigrants from the fo...
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encourages cultural production and sustainability. We first describe the CD-Golem project which was developed in light of the perceived needs of a Diaspora community's attempts to impart its youth with a sense of belonging and continuity. Next we characterize Cultural Education and discuss the theoretical rationale of our approach in the context of...
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In this paper we present, and provide the theoretical basis of, a computer supported and mediated educational research project which encourages cultural production and sustainability. We first describe the CD-Golem project which was developed in light of the perceived needs of a Diaspora community's attempts to impart its youth with a sense of belo...
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This study aimed to connect between work on the impact on the self as a consequence of the immigration process an theories of gender. It was based on semistructured interviews with 12 English-speaking immigrants to Israel. The data were analyzed using grounded theory (A. Strauss & J. Corbin, 1990, 1994) to examine the difficulties that the immigran...
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On the basis of existing theory and research regarding ethnic identity and immigration and our own empirical work in four immigrant-receiving countries, we suggest an interactional model for understanding psychological outcomes for immigration. Specifically, the interrelationship of ethnic and national identity and their role in the psychological w...
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In spite of increasing parental participation in their children's education, and the growing research interest in this trend, the study of one of the central components of parental involvement, namely, parental expectations of teachers, has been scarce. The present research focuses on this important, albeit neglected, topic. We examined the effects...
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This study examines associations of immigrants' well-being with the discrepancies they perceive between their own acculturation attitudes and the acculturation expectations of members of the host society. A hundred immigrants to Israel from the former Soviet Union reported their personal value priorities, their satisfaction with life, their attitud...
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Reports on the differential effects of cultural background and permanence of relocation on the expectations of counseling, the kinds of support sought when approaching a counselor, and the acculturation attitudes among 219 international students from English-speaking countries and the former Soviet Union attending an Israeli university. Implication...
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This study investigated differences in friendship expectations between immigrants in early and middle adolescence and their Israeli-born peers. Israeli newcomers from the former Soviet Union and their non-immigrant classmates were asked to rate behavioural characteristics of peers according to the extent of their importance for friendship, and also...
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This study investigated the differential effects of intercultural acquaintance (based on informal and sporadic contact with members of the other culture) and structured intergroup interaction on group perceptions. Jewish American youngsters visiting Israel were asked to rate “a typical Jewish Israeli teenager” (outgroup stereotype), “a typical Jewi...
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The acculturation of immigrants does not take place in a social vacuum; it occurs and unfolds itself within the context of intragroup and intergroup relations that provide at times the support and at times the challenge for the reconstruction of selves and identities. In his comprehensive and integrative review, John Berry points to the importance...
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This study examined expectations of teachers on the part of immigrant pupils and their host peers, as well as the expectations which members of each of these groups attribute to their counterparts in the other group. Questionnaires were administered to 1710 pupils in Israeli primary and secondary schools—610 immigrants from the former Soviet Union...
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The authors propose that individuals set limits to the actualization of their social and personal identities. Two studies investigated the notion of actualization balance, according to which identity related decision making is affected by the actualization status of that identity. The first study found that people are more willing to allow nonactua...
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The authors propose that individuals set limits to the actualization of their social and personal identities. Two studies investigated the notion of actualization balance, according to which identity related decision making is affected by the actualization status of that identity. The first study found that people are more willing to allow nonactua...
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This study focused on the teaching of culturally valued texts, and was based on the assumption that teacher's views of these texts and their content, and the conflicts engendered by these views, play a significant role in their educational deliberation. Ethnographic-qualitative interviews were conducted with 52 teachers of Bible in Jewish schools....
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Title on added t.p.: Actualization of national identity. Thesis (Ph. D.) --ha-Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit, 1989.

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