ERIC Number: EJ1173338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
The Values-Based Infrastructure of Non-Formal Education: A Case Study of Personal Education in Israeli Schools
Goldratt, Miri; Cohen, Eric H.
Educational Practice and Theory, v38 n1 p5-26 Mar 2016
This article explores encounters between formal, informal, and non-formal education and the role of mentor-educators in creating values education in which such encounters take place. Mixed-methods research was conducted in Israeli public schools participating in the Personal Education Model, which combines educational modes. Ethnographic and quantitative analyses reveal the role of informal components in the program. Multidimensional Similarity Structure Analysis indicates informal components form contexts replicating Schwartz's (1992) Human Value Theory. This analysis is a theoretical contribution, revealing the values-based infrastructure underlying the Code of Informality (Kahane, 1997). Further, it is a practical contribution, developing understanding of strategies for values education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Case Studies, Mentors, Teacher Role, Values Education, Mixed Methods Research, Public Schools, Ethnography, Statistical Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, Informal Education, Educational Methods, Models, Middle Schools, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices, Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel