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Objective Conditions in View of Social Integration Theory

This chapter is divided into three main sections. In the first, an analysis is made of objective conditions from the perspective of integration theory, which distinguishes between the religious and secular schools. In the second, results from evaluation studies in the two school systems are summarized in order to assess the actual relevance of these theoretical distinctions. In the concluding section, the socioeducational implications of the Israeli desegregation experience are explored in regard to social-contact theory and current desegregation practice.