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The Israel Education Ministry is in advanced negotiations with ultra-Orthodox institutions over a compromise that would have the latter introduce core subjects into their classrooms. Should the agreement be finalized, the Haredim will teach part of the core curriculum in exchange for having the state fund 75 percent of their education budget.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2013
Some 40 percent of new teachers quit the teaching profession within six to eight years after graduating, according to a study conducted recently on behalf of the Israel Education Ministry. The study compared 500 teachers from two groups: graduates of regular teaching programs and those from outstanding students programs. The dropout rates for both groups of teachers were similar.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2013
The purpose of this research is to investigate whether there are differences in the level of computer literacy, the amount of implementation of ICT in teaching and learning-assessment processes and the attitudes of teachers from computerized schools in comparison to teachers in non-computerized schools. In addition, the research investigates the characteristics of Israeli school teachers in a 21st century computer-based learning environment.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
This article attempts to organize the existing knowledge on the Holocaust education in the Israeli education system, through a meta-analysis of the foundations and basic premises of Holocaust education in Israel, using the most important literature in the area.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
Israel's first liberal arts college will open its doors this fall. The four-year degree program at the new Shalem College, located on the Jewish Agency’s campus in the East Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem, will teach a broad curriculum like those found in American liberal arts colleges, and will use financial incentives to encourage students to be active in campus life.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
Sarit Yaakov writes about Inbal Gal, special education teacher at the Alon Elementary School in Haifa, who introduced her class to the Nipagesh safe private social network for elementary schools before the summer vacation. After teaching the students how to sign up for Nipagesh, change profile pictures and create new pages, they went home and began to communicate with each other, create new pages and exchange ideas about their vacation plans.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2013
Educational institutions serving minority communities of myriad varieties face the challenge of enculturation into the minority traditions in ways that avoid reification of those traditions, on the one hand, while attending to the surrounding majority culture, on the other. This article explores the practices found in one such context, Talmud study at a religious Jewish Israeli high school.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2013
The Israel Education Ministry has launched a plan to attract high school students to study literature, Bible and history using movies, YouTube and advanced Internet technology. The plan was created following a sharp drop in the number of students taking matriculation exams in the full five-unit levels in humanities.
Updated: Jul. 28, 2013
The Choice of Reform Rabbinical Studies in Israel and the Rabbinical Mission: Negotiating Tikun Olam and Personal Tikun
The goals of this study are to describe the motivations and aims of young Israelis for choosing Reform rabbinical studies and to explore how the Israeli and Reform contexts are manifested in students’ motivations and aims. This question was examined by a study of the personal background, the decision-making process, and the motivations of 10 students in the Reform rabbinical program at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College (HUC).
Updated: Jun. 25, 2013
The Ofek Hadash (“New Horizon”) reforms in Israeli elementary schools and some junior-high schools have failed in bringing more teachers and keeping them from leaving the educational system, despite higher salaries. The first study of its kind on the program, conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics, examined whether the higher salaries increased the supply of new students studying to be teachers and whether the quality of those students was higher, as well as whether attrition rates for teachers had declined.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2013