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Ben-Yehudah, Gal; Eshet-Alkalai, Yoram – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
The use of digital materials in educational settings is common, despite evidence indicating that comprehension of digital text is inferior to comprehension of printed text. A potential solution to this problem is to use learning strategies for deeper text processing. Text-highlighting is a strategy known to improve comprehension of printed text;…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, Study Habits, Notetaking
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Golden, Deborah; Aviezer, Ora; Ziv, Yair – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper focuses on the "Junkyard" ("chatzar grutaot")--a unique educational environment and practice developed in kindergartens on the Israeli kibbutz in the 1940s and 1950s, and still in wide use today in kibbutz kindergartens. The Junkyard, consisting of artefacts of the adult world that are no longer in use, is an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Harel Ben Shahar, Tammy; Berger, Eyal – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Despite ongoing efforts to promote ethnic, racial and socio-economic integration, segregation continues to challenge education administrators and legal scholars. Privileged parents seeking to avoid integration employ various strategies such as attending private schools or buying houses in neighbourhoods with good school. This paper offers a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Socioeconomic Status, School Segregation, Advantaged
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Avidov-Ungar, Orit; Reingold, Roni – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
In Israel, the Ministry of Education determines all aspects of educational policy, including teachers' initial teacher education, licensing and professional development. As part of the New Horizon educational reform, the Ministry announced in 2010 a new plan for the professional development of teachers in Israel. The Ministry assigned a mediating…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Role, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators
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Shapira-Lishchinsky, Orly; Ben-Amram, Miri – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to reexamine the effect of internal school factors such as school violence and class size, and external school factors such as family socio-economic resources on student math achievements, based on the social ecological model, eliciting an integrative approach. Data were collected from an Israeli national database,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership Role, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership
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Zohar, Anat; Alboher Agmon, Vered – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Purpose: This study investigates how senior science teachers viewed the effects of a Raising Test Scores policy and its implementation on instruction of higher order thinking (HOT), and on teaching thinking to students with low academic achievements. Background: The study was conducted in the context of three concurrent policies advocating: (a)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools
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Dori, Y. J.; Zohar, A.; Fischer-Shachor, D.; Kohan-Mass, J.; Carmi, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper describes an Israeli national-level research examining the extent to which admissions of elementary school students to the gifted programmes based on standardised tests are gender-fair. In the research, the gifted students consisted of 275 boys, 128 girls, and additional 80 girls who were admitted to the gifted programme through…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Females, Gifted, Thinking Skills
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Bamberger, Annette – London Review of Education, 2018
The current discussion around recognition of the doctorate of education (EdD) typically focuses on a national context, usually in relation to the PhD; however, relatively little is known about recognition of the EdD degree in countries that do not offer the qualification. As international cohorts and online delivery of doctoral education grows, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Global Approach, Case Studies
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Eldar, Eitan; Ayvazo, Shiri; Hirschmann, Michal – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2018
Classroom management still remains a topic of major apprehension for teachers, and especially for those teaching students who display challenging behaviors. This paper presents an empirical examination that supplemented an exceptional project of the ministry of education in a small Middle-East country to support students with severe problem…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Self Contained Classrooms
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This pilot study focuses on the impact of academic conferences from a gender-based perspective. What motivates faculty members to attend conferences? Which conferences do they choose? Can differences be found between men and women in their attitude to the effect of the conference and its contribution to their academic work, in light of many…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Conferences (Gatherings), Preferences, Gender Differences
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Aflalo, Ester; Zana, Lizet; Huri, Tehila – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
The findings of the research literature about the necessity and contribution of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) are not unequivocal and are sometimes contradictory. The study aimed to examine the interactive attributes in lessons with an IWB and the students' attitudes. Methodical structured observations of 26 science lessons were conducted in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Interaction, Science Teachers
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Aflalo, Ester – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Understanding the nature of science (NOS) is one of the challenging objectives in science education due, in part, to the complex relationship between religion and science. This study examines how NOS teaching affects the perception of the NOS amongst religious, as compared to secular, students. The participants included 205 religious and secular…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Religion, Student Attitudes, Jews
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Shulman, Shmuel; Seiffge-Krenke, Inge; Scharf, Miri; Boiangiu, Shira Bezalel; Tregubenko, Valerya – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The present study examined patterns of romantic pathways in 100 Israeli emerging adults (54 males) who were followed from age 22 to 29 years. Analyses of interviews at age 29 yielded four distinctive romantic pathways differing in stability and ability to learn from romantic experiences: "Sporadic," "Lengthy Relationships but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Interviews, Intimacy
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Amir, Dana; Shoshana, Avihu – Critical Studies in Education, 2018
This article examines the interpretations of high school students from different socioeconomic locations (in terms of socioeconomic class and ethnicity) with regard to the text "Brown Morning," used as a didactic tool for antiracism education within the framework of Civics courses. The research findings uncover differences in the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Civics, Socioeconomic Status
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Ben-Abu, Yuval; Wolfson, Ira; Yizhaq, Hezi – Physics Education, 2018
We suggest an activity for measuring the speed of a bicycle going in circular motion by measuring the bicycle's lean angle. In this activity students will be able to feel the strength that is being activated on their bodies while they are moving in circular motion. They will also understand that it is impossible to ride in a circle without the…
Descriptors: Motion, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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