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The Perpetuation of Traditionalism in a Parochial School System for Minority Groups: A Case Study in the European Francophone Arena

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The aim of this research is to identify mechanisms through which parochial schools structure and perpetuate their traditional dimension, and the interests served by preserving traditionalism. The research was conducted among nine Jewish schools in Paris (6), Brussels (2) and Geneva (1). Findings show that school traditionalism is maintained and constructed systematically through organizational structure, pedagogical and social strategies. The perpetuation of traditionalism in parochial schools of minority groups and its religious justification is an integral part of a power struggle and intended mainly for to ensure control and authority.

Keywords: minority groups; modern; organizational structure; parochial schools; society; traditionalism

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Bar Ilan University

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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