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Sabar, Naama – Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2004
This study focuses on the process of novice teachers' adjustment to the teaching profession and to school culture in Israel. Forty-six beginning teachers who participated in a support program for novice teachers were interviewed extensively during their first and toward the end of their second year of teaching. The findings indicate how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Immigrants, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Sabar, Naama – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2002
Explored issues related to student evaluation in higher education through responses of 40 faculty members to a scenario involving the evaluation of a graduate student whose thesis did not meet the teacher's expectations. Findings illuminate the clash between instructors' concerns for their students and the need to evaluate them according to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Criteria, Ethics, Grades (Scholastic)
Sabar, Naama – 1979
Successful curriculum implementation depends partially on agreement between developers and teachers regarding the relative importance of the objectives of the program. This paper analyzes the ratings of the relative importance of various stated objectives of an elementary science unit by developers, teachers, and outside evaluators. The rating…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
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Sabar, Naama – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1975
The paper shows how various evaluation information, received through a number of feedback sources was used for revisions made in curriculum materials. The value of the results provided by the various evaluation instruments is discussed as well as how each technique validates the outcomes received from the other techniques and illuminates a…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Sabar, Naama – Science Education, 1979
Presents pattern of trends in science curriculum reform for elementary and secondary schools that blossomed in the middle of the 1960s. A brief review is also included to show how the society has affected the different stages of the curriculum movement. (HM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Sabar, Naama – 1994
It has been argued that qualitative research demands a special ethics code because of the special relationship between researcher and subject. Ethical aspects of teacher-thinking research were examined by asking 12 teacher-thinking researchers in Israel to participate in an interview on ethical issues of teacher thinking. Interview transcripts…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Beliefs, Codes of Ethics, Educational Research
Sabar, Naama – 1992
This study attempted to identify reasons for the failure of kibbutz society to retain its young people, and to explain the role that parents play in encouraging their children to leave Israel. Data was collected through intensive individual interviews with several dozen ex-kibbutzniks currently living in Los Angeles, California, and through…
Descriptors: Collective Settlements, Educational Experience, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
Sabar, Naama – 1983
This study investigated the implementation of a 7th grade biology curriculum ("Animal and its Environment") in Israel. The curriculum has seven parts, each one with a dictated sequence including well-defined objectives, suitable activities, and assigned materials, with little degree of freedom for the teacher. A primary concern for the…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Sabar, Naama – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
In order for teachers to take a greater role in curriculum development, more trained curriculum coordinators are needed. A two-year Israeli course to teach skills in leadership, curriculum development, subject matter, and teaching techniques to future curriculum coordinators is described. (IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Sabar, Naama – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1998
How researchers view the teacher informants with whom they work on studies of educational improvement was examined by placing the researchers themselves in the roles of informants. Responses of approximately 40 researchers show differing attitudes, but the teacher informant was not generally considered a true research partner. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Sabar, Naama – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1986
Reported is a study which investigated reasons responsible for the lack of enthusiasm among junior high teachers in implementing a new biology curriculum in Israel. Identified variables related to high expectations set at the ideal level, the greater role given to verbalization, and mechanical or routine implementation approaches. (ML)
Descriptors: Biology, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Gibton, Dan; Sabar, Naama; Goldring, Ellen B. – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2000
Studied the views of Israeli principals about school decentralization and restructuring policy. Findings from a survey of 50 principals shed light on the potential of the reforms, the hardships principals face implementing them, and the complexity of implementing decentralization policies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Decentralization, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Resnik, Julia; Sabar, Naama; Shoham, Edna; Shapira, Rina – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2001
Examined how immigrants from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) assimilated into Israeli society and schools. Data from observations, interviews, and surveys indicated that educational policies and school arrangements, and CIS immigrants' high self-esteem, produced a semipermeable enclave. CIS students acquired the Hebrew language and…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sabar, Naama; Ariav, Tamar – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1980
This study focuses on the transmission stage of curriculum implementation, specifically at the interaction level of curriculum developer and teacher. Level of agreement regarding objectives and priorities between evaluators, teachers, and developers was determined for a unit on "colors" developed for primary school children and partially…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Individualized Instruction
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Sabar, Naama; Levin, Tamar – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1989
Compared are boys' and girls' abilities and achievement in a research class which included both classroom and research institute experience. It was found that boys were more active in classroom interactions and that the ratings of girls and boys were otherwise not significantly different. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Females, Foreign Countries
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