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Meiseles, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this dissertation, I investigate how Israeli staff members understand the intercultural encounter they experienced in an overnight camp setting; how they navigated the experience; and how the intercultural encounter has impacted them. The research was conducted through qualitative methods of data collection, including elements of ethnography,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Summer Programs, Intercultural Programs
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Hameiri, Lior – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
The current field of Israel engagement has been significantly challenged by young North American Jews' reported alienation from contemporary Israel. Literature in the last decade has addressed this challenge in depth, offering a wide variety of theoretical analyses and recommendations for program development. The present study is the first to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Nationalism, Advocacy
Gilmore, Melinda, Ed.; Stewart, Philip, Ed.; Thomas, Maxine, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2016
The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit, operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering's research is distinctive because it is conducted from the perspective of citizens and focuses on what people can do collectively to address problems affecting their lives, their communities, and their nation. The…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Cooperation, College Students, Religion
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Sigel, Deena – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
The Torah teacher faces a dilemma of how to teach complex, ancient, sacred texts to modern children. How can she convey the relationship between rabbinic commentary and Scripture? This article recounts the story--and the challenges--of one midrash mini-course that I taught an American class as part of a wider research project. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Metropolitan Areas, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Schwarz, Naftali; Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This study examined how a sample of art therapists (N = 14) describe their experience of therapeutic presence in the art therapy triangular relationship formed among the therapist, the client, and the artwork. Qualitative data were collected in semistructured interviews and analyzed using a grounded theory method. Component themes of therapeutic…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Role, Semi Structured Interviews
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
What is Israel in the minds and hearts of young American Jewish children? Through interviews and photo and music elicitation exercises, this research uncovers how day school kindergarten students conceive of Israel. This study, part of an ongoing longitudinal project, shows how 5- and 6-year-old children are able to form a multilayered conception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Jews, Misconceptions
Katz, Meredith Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2010
My study explores a curriculum development project for Israel education in a liberal Jewish high school. Through an action research framework, I investigate the tensions between teaching about Israel to achieve critical thinking goals and to facilitate students' development of positive affinity for Israel. I also explore the affordances and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Schools, Jews, Day Schools
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Flavian, Heidi – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2016
For decades, lawmakers, parents, and educators have advocated for including students with learning disabilities (LD) and addressing their needs within the education system. However, LD-related challenges do not vanish with age; consequently, for college and university graduates with LD, the issue of inclusion begins again when they reach the job…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Learning Disabilities, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Rabin, Claire; And Others – American Journal of Family Therapy, 1986
Examined 112 distressed and nondistressed Israeli couples' presenting complaints about their relationship, their perceptions of each other's complaints, and perceptual accuracy between actual and perceived complaints, using the Areas of Change Questionnaire. Compared results with a previous study of American distressed and nondistressed couples.…
Descriptors: Change, Cross Cultural Studies, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
Mei, Dolores M.; And Others – 1988
The Young Diplomats Program: Israeli School-to-School Exchange, sponsored by the New York City Board of Education and the United States Information Agency, was an international exchange involving 15 American and 15 Israeli high school students. Students from five specialized New York and five specialized Israeli high schools participated.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Federal Programs, Foreign Students
Halpern, Jacob I.; Hodinko, Bernard A. – 1992
This paper examines the extent to which American undergraduate students find problems adjusting to study in Israeli colleges, universities, and yeshivot with respect to the Hebrew language, academic matters, personal situations, and living arrangements. The study asked 671 undergraduate American students studying in Israel how difficult it was for…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Ancillary School Services, College Housing, Foreign Countries
Benporath, Sigal R. – 2002
When a security threat and sense of instability befell the United States after the events of September 11, 2001, the familiar order of political priorities was upset. In a matter of days the American public discourse organized itself around the same principles that have guided the state of Israel for many years: security IN, education OUT.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Conflict, Educational Change
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Friedlander, Dov; Goldscheider, Calvin – Population Bulletin, 1984
This bulletin describes the interplay of demographic and sociopolitical processes in Israel since the state's founding in May 1948 and projects what it might be to 2015. Heavy Jewish immigration, especially during the "mass immigration" of 1948-51, has balanced the high natural increase of Moslems so that the proportion of Jews in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Jews, Migration
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Fuchs, Ina; And Others – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 1986
Compared the prosocial moral reasoning of Israeli city, kibbutz, and American third graders. Children responded to four moral dilemmas about helping situations. Although there were considerable similarities in reasoning across the three groups, there were also clear differences. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Children, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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