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The current study examined the case of religious students who opted to study in a secular teacher-training college despite the fact that there are religious colleges that would have suited their needs. This phenomenon is unusual because the education system in Israel is segregated and each educational sector has its own teacher-training colleges. Findings of this qualitative study indicate that the majority of participants did not wish to depart from the religious framework, but rather sought to forge reciprocal relations with the secular society and carve a space for themselves where they could express their identity, which does not entirely conform to the demands of the religious society.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2019
The qualitative case study presented in this article describes and analyzes the experiences of Israeli education students, who joined a delegation to Ethiopia last year. This journey opened the doors of Ethiopia to the Ethiopian community’s younger generation, most of whom were born in Israel, and to the non-Ethiopian Israelis.
Updated: May. 20, 2019
Contemporary Israeli Theory and Philosophy of Education: Major Trends and Practical Implications in the Multicultural Construction of Israeli Education
This research stems from the understanding that a mapping out of major trends in contemporary Israeli theory and philosophy of education will be of value to researchers of philosophy and multiculturalism in education. The research focuses on interviews with prominent theorists of education in Israeli academia and aims at identifying trends of thought in contemporary Israeli philosophy of education. The research results in a map of trends encompassing solutions for redirecting Israeli education amidst postmodern cultural and technological developments of the 21st century. The common denominators identified may serve as a basis for future collaborations among different cultural sectors in Israeli education and provide a lens through which to analyze and improve education in other multicultural societies.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2019
This course will be different from any you have taken until now, both pedagogically and technologically! The assignments and activities on the course take place in a unique virtual world. Until now the emphasis in courses on multiculturalism has been to introduce the student to the other by means of films, stories and articles. But it hasn't been possible to get to know the other personally, and even to step into his/her shoes. On this course, in order to get to know the other and be exposed to different cultures, we will approach multiculturalism from a number of angles; we will enter a virtual space where we will meet people and get to know something of their worlds.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2019
Applying Montessori Principles in China: The Impact of Being a Situational Minority in a Particularistic Jewish Heritage School
The aim of the research is to investigate a Montessori pedagogic approach, enabling a Jewish school to be part of the Chinese international-school system, while fostering Jewish identity. We conducted semistructured interviews with principals (2), teachers (8), parents (12), and students (10) and recorded class observations (8) over two visits. The analysis employed a grounded theory approach using a constant comparative method. The main result was that Montessori principles enabled the school to foster a strong particularistic Jewish identity for this situational minority while also developing a broad understanding of the host (Chinese) culture.
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019
The federal model of the Israeli state education system does not augur well for religious encounters in Israeli schools. The fact that on the one hand, religious and heritage education is a mandatory core subject for all sectors in the Israeli state education system, but on the other, each sector maintains a unique sectorial ideology regarding the understanding of what religious and heritage education should convey to the students, leads to an inherent diffculty to contemplate or organize interfaith or intersector religious encounters. The declared policy of the Israeli Ministry of Education, according to which all schools are required to educate toward the enhancement of social cohesion and a broadly common perception of constructive values and citizenship (Ministry of Education, 1996), recognizes the diffculty of conducting interfaith encounters at the school level.
Updated: Jun. 26, 2017
'Grandma's stories' is the theme this year for the TEC International Day to be held on March 22, 2017, where thousands of children, teachers, student teachers, leading scholars, renowned researchers and policy makers from different cultures locally and internationally will connect to discuss, present grandma's stories and interact together in protected online and virtual environments. Grandma's stories may have different interpretations. It may refer to her wisdom stories or that her tales are something from the past which is not valid today or it may refer to her healing recipes.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2017
The aim of the MOFET Center for Technology, Education and Cultural Diversity (The TEC Center) is to increase tolerance towards those different to ourselves and reduce stereotyping and prejudice. Very few pupils in the world get to learn with pupils who are different culturally as well as socio-economically to themselves. We know that this lack of connection leads to low tolerance towards others. The idea behind the TEC Center is to use technology to slowly get to know “the other” and to build trust gradually between the pupils.
Updated: Jan. 06, 2016
'The Multi-Faceted Kindergarten Teachers' — A Multicultural Perception of Kindergarten Teachers' Role in Light of the 'New Horizon' Reform
This study aimed to expose the perception of kindergarten teachers' role from a multicultural aspect, following the 'New Horizon' reform, i.e. a systemic change which transpired during the last decade in Israeli kindergartens and schools. The study was conducted in a qualitative-interpretive approach and the research population comprised eight female kindergarten teachers, four Bedouin and four Jewish. The data were collected by a semi-structured interview.
Updated: Nov. 18, 2015
About 'Journeys of Hope: Ethiopian Jews Following the Paths of Education, Academic Studies, and Success'
Dr. Esther Kalnisky of Achva College and the MOFET Institute introduces the newly published book: Journeys of Hope: Ethiopian Jews in the Paths of Education, Academic Studies, and Success by Esther Kalnisky, Shosh Millet, and Nahum Cohen all of whom have been involved in teacher education for many years, particularly in the training of students who either immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia or were born in Israel to native Ethiopian parents. The book tells the moving story of the Ethiopian Jews' journey to Israel – a journey fraught with hardships – as well as their encounter with everyday life in the new land with its dual elements of spiritual elation and disappointment.
Updated: Oct. 21, 2015