chapter  10
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SCHOOL DESEGREGATION: SOME CHALLENGES AHEAD

In several chapters in this book, the authors have pointed to various problems that had to be resolved, or to needs that had to be met, if desegregation policy in Israel was to be implemented effectively. In this chapter we consider some of the more salient challenges confronting educators in their attempt to achieve the goals of school desegregation. This presentation aims at providing a selective but focused view of critical topics or problems that, if treated systematically, could, in our estimation, make a major contribution toward ethnic integration in Israel's desegregated schools, and, perhaps, in Israel society at large. We also raise several issues that went unnoticed elsewhere in this volume. A thorough discussion of these issues cannot be presented here, but we preferred to mention them in the hope of stimulating further inquiry, rather than passing over them in silence.