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The role of social network tools in the integration of immigrant students into academic life

Date: 
2015

Students of Ethiopian origin belong to one of the weakest and poorest groups in the Jewish population of Israel. These students face social and cultural gaps in addition to economic hardships and racist stereotypes. The present study seeks to examine whether social media, and specifically social network groups, used by students to communicate course issues, could provide social, cultural and educational resources for their integration in the Israeli higher education system.