Source: eJewish Philanthropy
A new book makes a compelling case and charts the course towards a “person-centered” approach to Israel education. Written by Dr. Barry Chazan, A Philosophy of Israel Education: A Relational Approach aims to assist educators and academics to engage learners in a variety of viewpoints and experiences as they build personal relationships with Israel. The book is available as a no cost ebook.
In A Philosophy of Israel Education, Chazan first lays out the educational terminology that defines the field. He then details the eight principles of “person-centered” Israel education, such as developing the learners relationship with Israel and examining the diverse Israel narratives. Chazan offers practical ways for educators to implement these principles to ultimately develop a new paradigm through which Israel education occurs. A section on a culture of Israel education discusses the many settings, communities, social networks and other factors that contribute to immersive Israel experiences.
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