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Birnhack, Michael; Perry-Hazan, Lotem; German Ben-Hayun, Shiran – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This study explored how primary school children perceive school surveillance by Closed Circuit TV systems (CCTVs) and how their perceptions relate to their privacy consciousness. It drew on interviews with 57 children, aged 9-12, who were enrolled in three Israeli public schools that had installed CCTVs, and on information gathered from members of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Privacy, Television, Student Attitudes
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Seroussi, Dominique-Esther; Sharon, Rakefet – International Education Studies, 2017
As a contribution to the efforts to understand the influence of peer presence on self-regulated learning, this paper studies students' reaction to a project-based activity, the final product of which was a scientific communication to peers. In this activity, "peer lecturing," the students formulate a question on a topic linked to the…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Peer Influence, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Vedder-Weiss, Dana – Elementary School Journal, 2017
Taking a student's perspective, this study aims to characterize students' descriptions of teaching higher and lower in mastery goal emphasis, in elementary, middle, traditional, and democratic schools. Data were collected by student surveys and interviews from fifth- through eighth-grade Israeli students. Nineteen interviews, describing 5 science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mastery Learning, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Arar, Khalid; Massry-Herzalah, Asmahan – School Leadership & Management, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to exemplify a "grass-roots" change based on Dewey's experimental progressive education model employed in the "Bridge over the Valley" bilingual school, a Palestinian-Arab and Jewish school in Israel. In order to identify the progressive "approach" underlying this change, the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Intergroup Relations, Educational Theories
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Empirical research in Jewish education has found almost exclusive use of "transmission" pedagogy among Jewish studies teachers. This study hoped to fill out the empirical landscape by studying Jewish studies teachers who prioritize student-driven interpretation. It followed six Jewish studies teachers in four different Jewish elementary…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Christianity, Jews
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Zilka, Gila – Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The viewing and browsing habits of Israeli children age 8-12 are the subject of this study. The participants did not have a computer at home and were given either a desktop or hybrid computer for home use. Television viewing and internet surfing habits were described, examining whether the children did so with their parents, family members, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Computers, Mass Media Use
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Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
This article investigates a pilot of integrating tablet computers in the elementary education. The research questions address the impact of tablet integration on learning and pedagogy. This qualitative case study crosschecks non-participated observations on students who work with tablet PCs, the school staff reflection on the integration as…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Yemini, Miri; Ramot, Rony; Sagie, Netta – Educational Review, 2016
Parents are widely acknowledged as prominent actors in schools' success; consequently, school-parent interactions are heavily investigated from sociological, psychological, political, and cultural perspectives. By applying the "open system" perspective to schools as an eco-system, this study addresses parents as integrative stakeholders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Parents, Parent School Relationship
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Shriki, Atara; Patkin, Dorit – Teacher Development, 2016
This study explored Israeli elementary school mathematics teachers' perceptions of their professional needs, with the purpose of developing in-service training courses which cater to these needs. Eighty-four teachers responded to the questionnaire and were interviewed. The results indicate that the respondents' main needs are associated with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Schechter, Chen; Qadach, Mowafaq – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2016
This exploration of principal learning mechanisms (PLM) to support a learning-centered school aimed to develop, field-test, and validate a PLM-measuring instrument. Following exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of items to examine factorial validity, the developed scale was correlated with other work-related established constructs (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Principals, Elementary Education, Organizational Development, Factor Analysis
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Levi-Keren, Michal – Cogent Education, 2016
This study explains mathematical difficulties of students who immigrated from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) vis-à-vis Israeli students, by identifying the existing bias factors in achievement tests. These factors are irrelevant to the mathematical knowledge being measured, and therefore threaten the test results. The bias factors were identified…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Immigrants, Interviews
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Eden, Devorah; Kang, SoYoung – Intercultural Education, 2016
The aim of this qualitative case study was to explore multicultural education for "newcomers" in Israel and in South Korea. Despite their differences, the two countries face the same inflow of two types of newcomers--one group that is expected to fully integrate, and the other of newcomers considered temporary. The educational challenge…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Integration, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education
Bar, Varda; Brosh, Yaffa; Sneider, Cary – Science Educator, 2016
Threshold concepts are essential ideas about the natural world that present either a barrier or a gateway to a deep understanding of science. Weight, mass, and gravity are threshold concepts that underpin students' abilities to understand important ideas in all fields of science, embodied in the performance expectations in the Next Generation…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Physics, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Kass, Efrat – Gender and Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to expand the theory of self-efficacy in relation to feminist perspectives by exploring the factors and the dynamics that foster a low sense of professional self-efficacy in Israeli female teachers. Listening to their voices enables us to learn about their past experiences in the nuclear family and consider their…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Feminism, Females, Teacher Attitudes
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Daher, Wajeeh – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Mathematical modelling is suggested as an activity through which students engage in meaningful mathematics. In the current research, the modelling activity of a group of four seventh-grade students was analysed using the discursive analysis framework. The research findings show that the positionings and emotions of the group members during their…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Emotional Response, Teaching Methods
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