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Philosophical Approaches of Religious Jewish Science Teachers Toward the Teaching of ‘Controversial’ Topics in Science
This research examines the problems that religious Jewish science teachers in Israeli high schools have in coping with science subjects (such as geological time) which conflict with their religious beliefs. This was done by characterizing the philosophical approaches within Judaism that such teachers have adopted for dealing with such controversy. Results indicated that no single philosophical approach earned overwhelming support from the teachers or scientists.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2010
MOFET JTEC recently published a pre – Purim newsletter featuring their offerings of opportunities for Jewish educators to learn and further their professional skills in many different ways. Online real-time webinars and recordings, semesterial courses in the the Online Academy for Jewish Studies and Seminars for Community Leaders and Educators in Israe are all offered by the MOFET JTEC team.
Updated: Feb. 15, 2010
World ORT is at the forefront of an educational and social initiative in Israel with its implementation of a three-year, NIS 47 million joint project along with branches of the Israeli Government to install more than 400 “smart classrooms” across the country’s north. Through its programmatic arm in Israel, Kadima Mada, World ORT is investing NIS 16 million to bring 21st century technology to 72 relatively under-resourced Jewish and non-Jewish schools and to benefit some 40,000 students a year.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2010
The admissions scores of first-year students at colleges training teachers for state-run Arab schools are higher than those preparing for state-run non-religious Jewish schools, a recently released Education Ministry report shows. But of the 25 teacher training colleges in the country, the one which scored the highest marks was Herzog College in Gush Etzion, which readies students to teach at state-run religious Jewish schools. On average, such colleges had higher admissions rates than those geared toward non-religious schools.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2010
A national survey of Israeli principals, teachers and students, released last week, found that the Holocaust is a common denominator among students of diverse backgrounds, and that there are no major differences between students from different demographic groups in terms of their perceptions of the Holocaust.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2010
The rebuilt, rocket-resistant Sha'ar Hanegev elementary school has been reopened in the same compound it had occupied for a half century. Ceremonies inaugurating the seven-building complex on Thursday, November 5, 2009, marked the end of the elementary school's two-year exile from Sha'ar Hanegev's educational campus -- a move that had been forced by Kassam missiles fired by Hamas terrorists from the nearby Gaza Strip.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2009
In a joint initiative between Hebrew University, the Knesset, and the Ministry of Education, Jewish studies experts from Hebrew Univesity will give courses to Israeli parliamentarians on the Jewish Bible. Professors Yair Zakovich (Department of Bible) and Avigdor Shinan (Department of Hebrew Literature) of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University will arrive at the Knesset building, to begin a series of meetings on 'Personalities in the Bible and Midrash'. The courses will also address issues of leadership.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2009
ORT’s Israeli Roots Project was launched in 2000 and has since grown to encompass 30 high and junior high campuses throughout Israel. With a total of 25,000 participating students, it is the network’s largest stand-alone educational program. The project aims to unite students with their Jewish heritage and culture in a user-friendly and pluralistic approach, and to strengthen their Jewish identity and familiarity with the literary and cultural treasures of the Jewish people, evolved over the past 3,000 years.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2009
A new Hebrew University project called 'Scientists on the Trains,' promotes education on the rails as the institution sends out its professors to teach the Israeli public in transit. The idea kicked off this month, with the university's ultimate teacher, past President Emeritus Hanoch Gutfreund, who rode the morning train from Modi'in to Tel Aviv lecturing the public about the love letters written by Einstein and his wives.
Updated: Dec. 01, 2009
The authors report results from a study designed to address three questions:1) How broad-based is alienation from Israel among young American Jews?2) Can the gap in support for Israel between younger and older American Jews be explained as a (temporary) life-cycle phenomenon? 3) Are the age-related variations related, as many believe, to political (i.e., left-of-center) orientations? Or are other factors more critical? The authors find that these trends are related more to age-cohort (year of birth) than to stage of life. But the authors find no evidence to suggest that political affiliation is related to alienation from Israel among young American Jews.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2009