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Hare Landa, Melissa; Odòna-Holm, Jocelyn; Shi, Lijuan – Teacher Educator, 2017
As the demographics of the United States continue to shift, American classrooms reflect the richness of cultural diversity and the vibrancy of immigrant populations. Education abroad programs provide opportunities for preservice teachers to develop their cultural competence, required for effectively teaching children from a range of cultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Immersion Programs, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness
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Sasson, Ayelet – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
Motivations for study abroad have been studied mostly from a quantitative point of view. This study attempted to understand those motivations through qualitative methodology, by getting "into the heads" of international students using a multiple case study approach. Participants were 15 Israeli Hebrew-speaking graduates. Data sources…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
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Backenroth, Ofra; Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
In this article we analyze moviemaking as a unique pedagogy that is used in a preservice semester in Israel program for the preparation of Israel educators: Students create their own short films about an aspect of Israeli society and/or their relationship with it. We analyze the students' movies, together with students' reflective papers about the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Tannenbaum, Chana – Religious Education, 2011
Teachers are thought to be the backbone of any high school. Data indicating how students perceive their teachers was gathered from a questionnaire completed by 355 recent Yeshiva high-school graduates. Results show that Yeshiva High School teachers are thought of as open minded and tolerant (51.9%), caring (73.2%), and interested in developing the…
Descriptors: Role Models, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
Donitsa-Schmidt, Smadar; Vadish, Maggie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2005
Every year, thousands of students worldwide leave home for the purpose of participating in an educational experience in a different country. Israel is one of the many destinations offering study abroad programs. Yet, being a Jewish country and a homeland for the Jewish Diaspora (Jewish communities outside Israel), Israel constitutes a unique study…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Jews, Foreign Countries