The Descendants of Time and the Lodgers of Space: The Life Stories of Teacher Trainees who Immigrated to Israel During the 1990s

  • Anat Kainan Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
  • Michal Rozenberg Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
  • Miri Munk Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
  • Nurit Eilam Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
Keywords: life stories, immigration, assimilation, student stories, teacher education college

Abstract

This paper attempts to characterize teacher trainees who immigrated to Israel during the 1990s. The life stories of six students who emi­grated from the Ukraine, Russia, the Georgian Re­pub­lic, Argentina, Chile, and Ethiopia are ana­lyzed. The central finding suggests that their stories are devoid of the human, geographic, and cultural aspects of Israeli society. This finding is surprising because it differs from other studies. We used the Foucauldian concepts of the descendants of time and the lodgers of space for understanding the phenomenon. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0503103

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Author Biographies

Anat Kainan, Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
The writers work at the research department at Kaye College of Education Israel, where research regarding education and teacher education is conducted. In this department, personal narratives, case studies and life histories are research methods commonly used along with quantitative methods. Anat KAINAN is the Head of the Research Department at Kaye College of Education. Her research interests are in teacher education and text analysis.
Michal Rozenberg, Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
Michal ROZENBERG is a lecturer of Literature and Judaism and is a researcher at the Research Department at Kaye College of Education.
Miri Munk, Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
Miri MUNK is the Head of the Evaluation Unit at Kaye College of Education. Her research interests are in life story analysis and in evaluation.
Nurit Eilam, Kaye College of Education Beer Sheva
Nurit EILAM is the Head of the Internship Program and is a researcher at the research Department at Kaye College of Education. Her research interests in texts and narrative analysis.
Published
2005-09-30
How to Cite
Kainan, A., Rozenberg, M., Munk, M., & Eilam, N. (2005). The Descendants of Time and the Lodgers of Space: The Life Stories of Teacher Trainees who Immigrated to Israel During the 1990s. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-6.3.25