International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

When Formal and Informal Education Meet: Intervention in Illegal Immigrant’s Daycare
Mira Karnieli, Rachel Oron

Recently, many illegal refugees mainly from Africa have settled in Israel. The immigrants have community lives that are 'concealed' from the authorities. During the day their young children are sent to "pirate" daycares handled by babysitters from their community, most of them without any formal education. This case study describes, through a Teacher Educator perspective, the decision, dilemmas and manner of intervention within one "Pirate" daycare. These dilemmas include deciding and negotiating priorities (sanitary and educational), walking the fine line between suggesting and forcing an intervention(s).This study emphasizes the problems when cultures meet, and when compassion and professionalism come together.

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