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The importance of environmental education as part of national strategies for sustainability is recognized throughout the world. In recent years, substantial efforts and many millions of shekels have been invested in developing environmental education programs in Israel’s schools. Unfortunately, outcomes in terms of pupils’ environmental literacy are far from satisfying. This article reviews the origins of environmental education in Israel, considers its evolution, describes the present situation within Israel’s educational system, as well as the major educational programs that are active in Israel today.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2015
Many kids complain about being stuck at school, but for some, like those laid up in the hospital for long periods, going to school is a privilege they can only wish for. To help kids who are long-term residents of Schneider Children’s Hospital in central Israel, electronics giant Samsung and Israeli e-book distributor E-vrit are teaming up to provide an educational experience that will allow them to keep up with their classmates.
Updated: Jan. 01, 2015
The Education Ministry plans to introduce a new subject into the school curriculum, “Jewish-Israeli culture,” which ministry sources say will be pluralistic and not strictly Orthodox Jewish. In the first stage, due to begin this year, teachers, students and parents at all grade levels will take part in “learning and experience sessions” focused on Jewish texts. Next year, the subject will become a formal part of the curriculum from kindergarten through 10th grade in all secular Jewish state schools.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
Education systems worldwide have served as a nation-building apparatus and national consciousness facilitators since the appearance of the modern nation-state. With the emergence of globalization in recent decades, however, a growing presence of cosmopolitanism and internationalization can be traced in education policy and school curricula. Schools currently face contradicting pressures for internationalization on one hand and nationalism on another. The major aim of this work is to inquire when and why those pressures occur in one public school system and to analytically trace these processes over time.
Updated: Nov. 19, 2014
The International, Global and Intercultural Dimensions in Schools: An Analysis of Four Internationalised Israeli Schools
Many educational systems worldwide are making substantial efforts to integrate an international dimension into local schools, fostering significant changes in the processes of instruction and learning as well as transformations at pedagogical and organisational levels. In this paper, we analyse data collected in four schools in Israel that the local press and educational authorities have acknowledged as schools that prominently and comprehensively incorporated international, global and intercultural dimensions. We employ a case-study approach based on interviews with principals and teachers; analysis of schools' websites and documents; and on-site observations, in order to analyse the expression of internationalisation, understand who is involved in the implementation process, and stimulate thinking about the broader impact of this process.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
Instead of Dividing Classrooms by Half, Israel Education Ministry Moves to Double Teachers Per Class
The Israel Education Ministry is devising another reform in the wake of the “sardine protest” against crowded conditions in the classrooms. According to the new plan, students in their third year of teacher training would join veteran teachers in the classroom and run them jointly, thereby lowering the number of students per teacher without a need for opening new classrooms, a complex, expensive proposition.
Updated: Oct. 22, 2014
This study explores motives and role perception of primary school male - teachers who are Israeli - born , Ethiopians, immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Bedouins and are teaching mathematics at the south of Israel. The research method is based on qualitative - interpretive approach of case study type. The results illustrate common features of all teachers and at the same time differences between the cultural groups. The contribution of this study to mathematics teacher education resides in understanding motives and role perception of primary school male - teachers. It is recommended building teacher education programs that highlight the valued - social aspect, mathematics content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge.
Updated: Sep. 29, 2014
Data from the PISA 2000 study were analyzed to compare educational achievement of Jewish students from public religious and public secular secondary schools in Israel. Public religious school students achieved higher scores in a standardized test of reading than students at public secular schools.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2014
One of the main aspects of the creation–evolution controversy is the educational one, which deals with the question which explanation should be provided to students, mainly in public education, for the present form of life on Earth. This educational aspect is fertile ground for research; however, the official policy of various states’ educational systems regarding the instruction of evolutionary theory has hardly been investigated. In addition, research about the way in which Jewish education deals with this topic is meager. This article explores the policy of the Israeli Ministry of Education regarding this issue.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2014
Youth Renewal Fund (YRF) today announced its new strategic alliance with program partner Darca, a leading network of Israeli high schools, in an effort to dramatically change the future of Israeli education. As part of this historic alliance, YRF will now operate in the US under the name “YRF Darca.” YRF Darca and Darca schools will be known for academic excellence, commitment to high achievement, an innovative approach to education, inspiring leadership, and professional management. In the coming school year, the partners will reach over 14,000 students and 1,400 teachers in 25 schools and centers.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014