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OECD Publishing, 2018
While policy debate is often focused on the whole teaching profession, primary and secondary teachers differ in more ways than one. While all countries require teachers to have at least a bachelor degree to enter the profession in primary or lower secondary education, the structure and content of the programmes vary and are less geared towards…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Educational Indicators
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Cohen, Hagit – Language Policy, 2018
Attitudes towards language and language education policy (LEP) interact with groups' identities, internal dynamics and intergroup relations. Combining quantitative and qualitative measures, we focused on the Habad community--a Jewish ultra-Orthodox (UO) minority in Israel--exploring its LEP and community attitudes toward languages meaningful to…
Descriptors: Language Planning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Gender Differences
OECD Publishing, 2018
Rapid technological advances can have an impact on personal, social and professional development. Implications for education include changes in the demand for knowledge and skills as well as expanding possibilities for teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Robotics
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Arar, Khalid; Shapira, Tamar – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
This article investigates why very few Arab women persevere to become principals in Arab high schools in Israel. It identifies these trailblazers' distinguishing characteristics through the narratives of two Arab women, high school principals, tracing their transition from teaching to management, describing the intertwining of their personal and…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Arabs, Foreign Countries
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Gal, Gilad; Abiri, Lili; Reichenberg, Abraham; Gabis, Lidia; Gross, Raz – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Reports indicate sharp increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We aimed to assess the time trend in prevalence of ASD in Israel and describe demographic characteristics of the registered cases. We reviewed the autism registry of the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs which includes 4,709 cases and identified 4,138 cases born…
Descriptors: Jews, Incidence, Autism, Foreign Countries
Lavy, Victor – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
In this paper, I examine how student academic achievements and behavior were affected by a school finance policy experiment undertaken in elementary schools in Israel. Begun in 2004, the funding formula changed from a budget set per class to a budget set per student, with more weight given to students from lower socioeconomic and lower educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time on Task, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Abramitzky, Ran; Lavy, Victor – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2011
This paper uses a novel dataset to test the important theoretical prediction that the level of investment in schooling is increasing in the rate of return to education. We exploit a unique episode where different Israeli kibbutzim shifted from equal sharing to productivity-based wages in different years, resulting in sharp increases in the return…
Descriptors: Evidence, Control Groups, Outcomes of Education, Prediction
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Fenster, Tovi – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2011
This paper examines the ways in which neoliberal economic policies are affecting academic work in Israeli universities, prioritizing programs that can generate their own funding, External philanthropic support from North America has enabled creation of an interdisciplinary Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University that draws…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Elective Courses, Females, Geography
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Abu-Rabia-Queder, Sarab; Arar, Khaled – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
This study examines the higher education experience among Palestinian Arab females in two national spaces and seeks to determine whether studying at an Arab institution of higher learning in a nearby Arab country can alleviate the emotional and economic difficulties that affect Palestinian women at Israeli universities. What can institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Muslims, Jews, Activism
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Qutaiba, Agbaria – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Acquired or learned helplessness is one of the most popular research subjects reported in the psychological literature in recent decades. The present study examined the relationship between involvement in decision-making at the school and learned helplessness among special-education teachers in the Israeli Arab sector. The importance of this study…
Descriptors: Helplessness, Arabs, Correlation, Special Education Teachers
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Bachner, Yaacov G.; O'Rourke, Norm; Carmel, Sara – Death Studies, 2011
Previous research suggests that caregivers and terminally ill patients face substantial difficulties discussing illness and death. Existing research, however, has focused primarily on the experience of patients. The current study compared responses as well as the relative strength of association between mortality communication, fear of death, and…
Descriptors: Cancer, Caregivers, Patients, Psychology
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Tatar, Moshe; Amram, Sima; Kelman, Talia – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
Exposure to terrorism poses a challenge for children and adolescents as well as parents. For many years, Israeli citizens have been exposed to ongoing terrorist attacks. The present article is aimed at revealing the reactions of Israeli parents when facing terrorist attacks and their perceptions regarding the help-seeking behaviours of their…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Mothers, Adolescents, Coping
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Peleg, Ora – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2011
The aim of the current study is to examine differences in social anxiety between learning disabled (LD) and non-learning disabled (non-LD) students, taking into account educational placement. The present research is the first to consider the above relations among Christian Arab adolescents living in Israel as an Eastern collectivist minority. On…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Arabs, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Alayan, Samira; Yair, Gad – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
Key experiences are short and intense instructional episodes that students remember to have had a decisive effect on their lives and are usually equated with a sense of self-direction and empowerment. This study analyzes gender differences in the narrations of key educational experiences of Palestinian Israeli students--an educated segment in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Gender Differences, Arabs
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Arar, Khalid; Haj-Yehia, Kussai – Higher Education Policy, 2010
This study explored reasons for the rapid increase in the number of Palestinian Arabs from Israel (PAI) studying higher education (HE) in Jordan. Four hundred and sixty PAI studying in Jordan answered a questionnaire assessing factors related to HE in both countries. Lenient admission requirements and cultural-language similarity explain Jordan's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Arabs
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