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The Philosophies, Contents and Pedagogies of Environmental Education Programs in 10 Israeli Elementary Schools
In this study, our aim was to understand how environmental education has been implemented in Israeli elementary schools. We selected ten schools that had implemented Education for Sustainability programs and analyzed their mission statements and curriculum documents. We observed each school’s activities and interviewed teachers. Our analysis shows ambiguity with respect to the rationales and the theoretical foundations of the programs
Updated: Mar. 30, 2016
Since 2007, Hebrew language charter schools – publicly-financed K-8 schools teaching Modern Hebrew to religiously, linguistically, and culturally diverse students – have emerged in cities across the United States. This article analyzes the contested notion of language ownership by exploring a set of discussions in over 75 articles in the American Jewish press about Hebrew charters. This article demonstrates how anxieties about communal production and reproduction are traceable through the circulated discourses about Hebrew learning.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2015
Recently, the Shanghai Evergreen School, an outstanding primary school in Shanghai, became the first primary school in Shanghai to offer Hebrew classes. It is a part of their efforts to boost students’ interests in minority languages.The teachers are from SISU (Shanghai International Studies University). These include Israeli teacher Miri Beck, who is a Professor of Hebrew at the university. Indeed SISU is one of the few Chinese universities which teach Hebrew.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2015
Private tutoring (PT) is becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In Israel too, about a third of elementary school students participate in PT. Based on sociological and school quality considerations, we examined school characteristics that are associated with PT intensity at school. The data encompassed a random state wide sample of 389 Israeli elementary schools collected by the Ministry of Education in 2012.
Updated: Sep. 09, 2015
Nipagesh (Let’s Meet in Hebrew) is an Israeli startup that offers a safe social & educational network for schools. Nipagesh is expanding to Jewish day schools in North America and around the world, looking to connect Jewish kids & schools in one place to strength their connection with the State of Israel and its schools and students.
Updated: Aug. 19, 2015
After months of promising to deal with overcrowding in elementary school classrooms in the face of protests, strikes, and threats to delay the opening of the school year, the 'Small Class Reform' was announced by Israel Education Minister Naftali Bennett at a press conference on Thursday morning. After a long night of budget discussions, Bennett boasted about the NIS 50 billion education budget, saying it is the largest education budget in the history of the state. The new reform mandates a maximum of 32-34 pupils per class, depending on the socioeconomic strength of the school district. The plan will go into effect for first grade classes across the country in the upcoming 2015/16 school year and will expand every year to include an additional grade until all six elementary school grades are included.
Updated: Aug. 09, 2015
Seventy young teachers from across North America are working with 2,500 underprivileged Israeli elementary school students to boost the students’ English skills. Meanwhile, the visiting teachers are getting a rare look behind the headlines of Israeli life. It’s all part of a novel immersive educational experience called TALMA, the Israel Program for Excellence in English, an English-immersion program for Israeli elementary schoolchildren. Operating for three weeks in July, TALMA provides a meaningful opportunity for schoolchildren who often do not have worthwhile and affordable educational options during the two-month summer vacation. In the long run, these students can leverage their enhanced English not only to bolster their educational achievement in high school and university, but also to land better jobs in the global economy.
Updated: Aug. 02, 2015
The Israel Education Ministry has proposed a new program to introduce the fundamentals of philosophy to children in elementary school, starting from the third grade. Under the new curriculum, students will be taught the works of the prominent philosophers, develop critical thinking and learn how to ask meaningful questions and answer them in a serious manner. If incorporated, this new program would signify the first time that elementary school-aged students are offered these subjects. It would be elective, and at first, only schools interested in offering the program would join the initiative.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2015
PJ Library, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s popular national program that sends free Jewish-themed books and music each month to tens of thousands of children up to age 8, is launching a new edition: PJ Our Way. The new two-year multi-city pilot project, being launched in 10 communities (nine cities and one site in New York): Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Marks JCH (Brooklyn), Miami, North Shore (MA), Seattle, Silicon Valley, and St. Louis., expands the program to Jewish kids ages 9 to 11 and, for the first time, lets them choose the books they receive.
Updated: May. 21, 2015
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