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This week saw the inauguration of the Sha’ar HaNegev High School's new 14,000 square-metre campus, just a few seconds rocket flight from Gaza, which includes two buildings provided by World ORT and its partners at the ICA Foundation and Ministry of Education with the support of British ORT, ORT Zurich and private World ORT donors in the UK and Canada: the academically oriented EMQ Science and Technology Center and a mechanics center for vocational training.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
In order to help meet the critical decline in qualified mathematics and science high school teachers, the Israel Ministry of Education will launch a new venture in September, 2012. The idea behind it is quite simple: students from schools across the country will sit at computers in their educational institutions participating in virtual classes in groups of 20 students, for about 3-4 hours per week. Similar sized groups of students will study with virtual mentors - who are outstanding university students - in the afternoon hours.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2012
A new blended learning 'citizenship' curriculum is being implemented at the Amakim-Tavor School. The eZrachut program is housed on a virtual learning space which speaks the language of the students and thus produces high motivation for learning. The program combines classroom instruction with computerized activity done as homework. Classroom instruction takes place in a regular class, which has a computer and a projector (not at a computer lab), and include, among others, presentation of the products the students produced for homework.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2012
In spite of its successes in the field of education, Finland has chosen to adopt an educational system conceived in Israel. The program, conceived and developed by Professor Reuven Feuerstein, focuses on imparting cognitive and learning abilities and has already been implemented in hundreds of schools and education and training institutions in Israel and in 40 countries including the US, Holland, France, Brazil and Indonesia.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2012
The Knesset Finance Committee budgeted 1.3 billion NIS to finance the construction of hundreds of new kindergartens in compliance with the newly passed compulsory education law, guaranteeing free kindergartens from the age of three throughout Israel. Construction will commence immediately on about 500 kindergartens which should be ready by the beginning of the next school year. Hundreds of kindergarten teachers are needed so staff these kindergartens.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2012
Many Jewish education experts have been recommending the utilization of informal, experiential education methods within formal education frameworks in order to enhance students identification with Jewish values, living and identity. Ariel Zisken describes the special Etrog Program at Ulpanat Neveh Channah in the Etzion Bloc, Israel which has been implementing experiential education methods for fifteen years.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Ben Hartman writes about the opening this week of a new public pluralistic school in Ra'anana, which will fill a glaring need in the city's education scene. In April 2008, the Education Ministry approved the opening of a TALI school in Ra’anana after two years of petitioning by parents. On September 20, 2010, the cornerstone for the Frankel School’s building was laid, this week it opened its doors to 257 students from the first to sixth grades.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2012
Haifa University is introducing a new international project: A master's degree program in Holocaust studies. The unique program will be launched on October 2012. It will be the first time an Israeli academic institution introduces such a program, which aims to deal with the alarming drop in the number of young students specializing in the Holocaust in Israel and that fact that senior researchers are slowly retiring.
Updated: Jan. 25, 2012
Abigail Pickus writes in eJewish Philanthropy about three niche-driven yeshivot – a few of many that range from secular to religious and even environmental – that are popping up throughout Jerusalem, creating new opportunities for Jewish learning for young and old adults throughout the city. The Jerusalem Secular Yeshiva, Yeshivat Talpiyot and Threshold whose leaders have trained as Fellows on PresenTense’s Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP), aim to change the adult Jewish studies landscape of the Holy City.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011
Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies - Old New Jews: Jewish Identity in the 21st Century
The 2012 Conference of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies, to be held in Melbourne on February 12-13, 2012, focuses on examining how the 21st century will sustain and transform Judaism and Jewish identities. It looks to past models of Jewish culture and identity in order to provide a comparative perspective on current and future trends impacting on Jews and Judaism.
Updated: Nov. 29, 2011