Ethnicity, Community and the State: The Organizations, Structures, Practices and Strategies of the Montreal Jewish Community’s Day School System and Its Relations with the Quebec State

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Ethnicity, Community and the State: The Organizations, Structures, Practices and Strategies of the Montreal Jewish Community’s Day School System and Its Relations with the Quebec State
Abstract
A study of the nature and relations between the Quebec state and the Montreal Jewish community’s privately run day school system. This day school system emerged out of processes within the Jewish community because Jews were unable to obtain equal rights within the public school system prior to 1968. Since 1968, active state intervention in the area of education has required the Jewish community to centralize and bureaucratize its own day school system. The author argues that the result has been that the Jewish community, too, has evolved a structurally-ambiguous education system which has incorporated the conflicts of interest among competing community groups. He concludes that that Quebec state policy on education has provided the Jewish community with a set of constraints and a set of opportunities which have combined to give a shape to the Jewish day school system. State policy, in turn, has altered in response to the changes and transformations within the Jewish and other ethnic communities. In this respect, the interorganizational relations between the state and an ethnic community are shown to be dialectical relations.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Carleton University
Place
Ottawa, ON
Date
1995
Language
en
Citation
Rosenberg, Michael. “Ethnicity, Community and the State: The Organizations, Structures, Practices and Strategies of the Montreal Jewish Community’s Day School System and Its Relations with the Quebec State.” PhD dissertation, Carleton University, 1995.
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