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The Council for Higher Education in Israel has set a goal to increase the number of Israelis of Ethiopian origin enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The initial target, which the council hopes to meet by 2020, is to increase the number of students from the community who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree to 1.7 percent of the student body, similar to their percentage in Israel’s overall population. Currently that rate stands at 1.54 percent, or 3,567 students. Only a tiny number of Ethiopian Israelis who have earned undergraduate degrees continue on to postgraduate degrees.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2019
Shalem College’s second president, Prof. Isaiah M. Gafni, welcomed 53 new students to campus the first week of November, 2016, urging them to “retain the extraordinary passion for learning” that brought them to the college throughout their next four years. Hailing from all parts of the country, and representing a diverse religious and ideological spectrum, Shalem’s over-subscribed Class of 2020 are united by their impressive record of service, commitment to learning, and academic accomplishment—traits that define the college’s first three pioneering classes as well, and “continue Shalem’s tradition of excellence,” in the words of Provost Dr. Daniel Polisar.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2017
The establishment of academic Jewish Studies positions and programs at a significant number of public and private North American institutions of higher education during the final third of the twentieth century is an interesting and complex phenomenon. In these remarks, the author provides a brief historical overview of academic Jewish Studies in North America and reflects on the present state of Jewish Studies programs in secular higher education settings and their ongoing challenges and future prospects. Her conclusions are neither comprehensive nor data-driven nor do they focus on the vibrant and excellent scholarship that characterizes Jewish Studies in 2013.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2014
According to British memory champion Ed Cooke, the closer learning feels to a game, the more quickly information is assimilated. No doubt he’d approve of Shalem College's recent Arabic immersion program, which used experiential games to teach basic proficiency in Arabic—in just three days. Alongside intensive language labs, hands-on activities reinforced the recognition and internalization of the Arabic alphabet, granting students basic reading and pronunciation skills, as well as a wealth of vocabulary words and the confidence to tackle one of the most notoriously difficult languages to learn.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2014
Cynthia Ozick, in her article 'The Rights of History and the Rights of Imagination,' raises the issue of ethical considerations and moral responsibility when writing about the Holocaust. Ozick asserts that 'what is permissible to the playfully ingenious author of Robinson Crusoe - fiction masking as chronicle - is not permitted to those who touch on the destruction of six million souls, and on the extirpation of their millennial civilization in Europe.' This webinar will focus on the tension that exists between ethics and aesthetics when analyzing Holocaust literature and film.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2010
Higher education systems have undergone huge changes in the last decades which forced them to redefine their traditional roles, rethink their theoretical premises and restructure their operational practices. This presentation examines the impact of the immense changes in higher education on the shaping of teacher training frameworks worldwide. It relates to: the diversity of teacher training institutional models; manifestations of professional upgrade; the need of harmonization; changing roles of teachers in the knowledge era; the teaching-research dilemma in teacher training institutions; implementation of the digital technologies; the challenge of networking in a global environment.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2010