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The Israel Center for Educational Technology in Cooperation with MindCET Held the Shaping the Future III Conference on June 1-4, 2015
The Israel Center for Educational Technology in cooperation with MindCET held the Shaping the Future III Conference on June 1-4, which was filled with screen-centered solutions. MindCET is an EdTech innovation center that brings together entrepreneurs, educators and researchers to develop innovative groundbreaking educational technology in Israel and beyond. The conference featured speakers and workshops focused on the latest technology trends, such as virtual reality, Internet of Things and the maker movement.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2015
Israeli Preschools with more than 39 children will gain an additional caregiver in the upcoming school year, according to an announcement this week at a joint press conference given by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, and Haim Bibas, chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel. Some 300,000 three and four year old children are in the municipal preschool system, with many facilities filled to capacity with 35 children and only two caregivers – one preschool teacher and one assistant. Starting in the 2015/16 school year, the approximately 4,000 preschools that care for 30 for more children will have an additional assistant on staff.
Updated: Jun. 17, 2015
The Israeli school system participated today in the National Emergency Drill, 'Turning Point 15', by evacuating classrooms and practicing safe exit to predesignated protected spaces. The drill opened with the sounding of alarms at 11:05 AM in all educational institutions throughout the country, while teachers were involved in regular learning activities in their classrooms. The drill simulated massive missile fire on Israel's home front.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
More than 100 young Israelis convened in the Knesset's spacious auditorium two weeks ago. They came to hear a lecture on the legislative process, and appeared to be very keen on hearing what the lecturer had to say, taking extensive notes. This was the first day of 'classes' in what has been dubbed the 'Knesset Academy for Parliamentary Aides.' The new institution is the brainchild of Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who has also renamed the job. From now on parliamentary aides are to be called 'parliamentary advisers.'
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
The National Conference on Inquiry Learning and Project Based Learning (PBL) of The Pedagogic Secretariat of Israel's Ministry of Education, which was recently held at The Weitzman Institute in Rechovot, served as a stage for presenting examples of the implementation of problem based learning processes in a wide range of disciplines in the Israeli education system.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
Cyber Camp is a summer camp for religious girls who have completed 9th grade. The campers will enjoy a wonderful fun camp experience integrated with Jewish values and an opportunity to learn about the world of technology and computer cyber skills. Cyber camp will be holding two 7-day long sessions (July 6-12 and July 13-19, 2015) at the Maayan Charod Guest House with Shabbat at Midreshet Hagolan in Chispin.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2015
Funding for ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) education has become a major political topic in Israel. This article examines the conventional notion that funding for Haredi pupils increases as Haredi political strength rises. A study was conducted examining the correlation between budget changes and the political strength of the Haredi parties at three levels: parliamentary representation, extent of coalition partnership, and a government headed by their political ally, the Likud. The correlation was checked against the Budget Law and against actual budget expenditures during 1996–2006.
Updated: May. 07, 2015
The salaries of teachers and inspectors in Israel's education system have risen 54% over the past decade from an average of NIS 6,807 per month to NIS 10,438, the Central Bureau of Statistics reports. In real terms (after the rise in the Consumer Price Index is deducted) this is a rise of 29%. The salaries of teachers in haredi high schools is only half that of their colleagues in state high schools.
Updated: Mar. 11, 2015
Leadership for Equity and Social Justice in Arab and Jewish Schools in Israel: Leadership Trajectories and Pedagogical Praxis
The research investigated how principals in Israel’s Jewish and Arab school systems perceive and practice their role in promoting equitable education to bridge socio-economic and pedagogic gaps. It asked how Jewish and Arab principals understand the concept of social justice and what they do in order to promote social justice reality in their schools. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 Arab and Jewish principals. Analysis of interviews indicated that Israeli education policy perpetuates ethnic and social gaps. The principals reported different personal trajectories that shaped their perceptions of social and described strategies used to promote social justice.
Updated: Mar. 10, 2015
Teaching Traumatic History to Young Children: The Case of Holocaust Studies in Israeli Kindergartens
Recently, the Israeli Ministry of Education initiated a mandatory nationwide curriculum for Jewish kindergarten children focusing on the study of the Holocaust. This initiative raises general questions regarding the inclusion of sensitive historical issues in curricula for young children. In this article, we use the new Holocaust curriculum as an instructive case through which to address the broader questions about what might constitute an appropriate and acceptable curriculum in early childhood.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2015