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Teacher Education in a New Age of Accountability: How Can Programs Develop Responsible and Valuable Self-Assessment
This paper intends to demonstrate how within the current contentious environment for teacher education in the U.S., two small teacher preparation programs, two sister programs, the Jewish Teacher Education Program (JTEP) of Massachusetts (MA) and California (CA), conducted a voluntary coordinated long-term self-evaluation study, that partially responded to external accountability pressures by the Federal administration, state agencies and various private and non-governmental organizations. In particular, we focus on findings about graduates’ preparation experiences and sense of preparedness for teaching, as well as how they perceived their faculty strengths and weaknesses and programs’ effectiveness.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
The Added Value of a New Interviewing Tool for the Selection of Candidates for the Teaching Profession
An interview is one of the most widely used tools in the admission of candidates for an academic study, particularly in the applied professions. The purpose of this paper is to present a study that assesses the quality of a new interview tool for the selection of teacher-training candidates, in order to find out its added value over other selection tools in use and to justify the effort invested in it. The main findings indicate a high quality of the new tool. The usage of the tool improved the selection procedure of qualified candidates, especially borderline candidates who would be rejected if using only the matriculation and the psychometric admission tools.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2019
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 present study aimed to focus on educators’ perceptions and support strategies regarding socially neglected students. Ten case studies were analyzed, in which educators reported that they had succeeded in supporting a student who was unnoticed by the peers.
Updated: May. 30, 2019
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) and Hebrew College (www.hebrewcollege.edu) announced a new joint program to train outstanding students as combined rabbi-day school educators. Set to launch fall 2019, a new track of the Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) will host talented students in a vibrant and innovative six-year program. The program will include a two-year teacher training program in Jerusalem with a Master in Jewish Education from Hebrew College, followed by four years in Hebrew College Rabbinical School.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2019
The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals and the Sephardic Educational Center have launched a joint program, "The Sephardic Initiative." This initiative will include teacher training, publications, online resources and more. We invite educators in Jewish Day Schools, elementary through high school, to register in our Resources for Educators program. https://www.jewishideas.org/resources-educators
Updated: Dec. 05, 2018
The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI), now in its 23rd year. is a program that strengthens the Jewish community by developing educational leaders – “teachers of teachers” – who are spearheading powerful and innovative professional development experiences for their institutions and communities. We believe that ongoing, substantive professional development for educational leaders and teachers is central to revitalizing Jewish education. MTEI’s intensive two-year program that consists of six, 4-day seminars with assignments in the field between meetings, practicing havruta text study, investigating teaching and learning practices in small and large groups, learning skills of communication and relational learning for leaders is a building block toward this goal.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
The Blended Learning MA program specializing in Jewish Education, offered by the Seymour Fox School of Education through the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, is currently registering students for its fourth cohort. The program is designed for those seeking to learn about the challenges and opportunities of Jewish education in the 21st Century at a level that goes beyond the everyday problems of the educator.
Updated: Jul. 29, 2018
Career Choice Among Academically Excellent Students: Choosing Teaching Career as a Corrective Experience
The present study examined implicit motivations of academically excellent students' choice of teaching careers rather than more prestigious occupations. Open, in-depth interviews were conducted with twelve students. Findings indicate that choosing a career in teaching served as a corrective experience for painful past experiences, and revealed four types of implicit motivations: (1) The experience of helplessness and the need to strengthen the sense of self-efficacy (2) The search for interpersonal boundaries as markers of identity (3) The need to belong: Warmth, caring, and individual attention and (4) Compensation for an unjust and humiliating experience in childhood.
Updated: Jun. 28, 2018
GSEHD Invites Educators to Apply To Its Master's in Curriculum & Instruction With a New, Full-Time Concentration In Jewish Education
The Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University is now accepting applications for its Master's in Curriculum & Instruction with a new concentration in Jewish education. The first cohort for this 12-month, 30-credit program on the Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, DC will begin in Summer 2019.
Updated: May. 30, 2018