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Lis-Hacohen, Ronit; Binah-Pollak, Avital; Hazzan, Orit – Higher Education Studies, 2023
The discourse on science and engineering education focuses on ways of preparing students, as future employees, and global citizens. While this discourse deals with the purposes and characteristics of engineering education, it tends to neglect the students' perspectives. The purpose of this study was to provide insights into the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Engineering Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Cohen, Erez – Higher Education Studies, 2021
For over six decades Israel's system of higher education has been managed by the Ministry of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHE). During this period, significant transitions have occurred in the academic system throughout the world and in Israel, leaving their mark on research and teaching and on the related regulatory agencies.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Case Studies, Global Approach, Educational Administration
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Basman-Mor, Nurit – Higher Education Studies, 2021
In the divided society of Israel, educators committed to the future and the well-being of young people should incorporate peace education in all the dimensions of doing and learning in the educational system. While the formal educational system does not have a peace education policy, throughout the country, many schools undertake diverse practices…
Descriptors: Peace, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Intercultural Communication
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – Higher Education Studies, 2020
This study is a pioneer study examining the significance of retirement in terms of lost investments and outcomes. Research findings on the output of academic faculty and on measures of excellence in higher education indicate that upon retirement the academic institution as an organization loses not only faculty who are still capable of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Retirement, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Nissim, Yonit – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The current research examined how students participating in professional training in education and teaching characterized the concept of the "teacher leader". Layered analysis was employed using quantitative data alongside a qualitative examination of metaphorical representations indicating deeper unconscious perceptions. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Figurative Language, Teacher Leadership
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Yavich, Roman; Davidovich, Nitza – Higher Education Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of iPads on children with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) in three areas: quality of learning, communication skills and social skills, and to determine whether there are any negative effects. We found many studies on this topic. To answer this question, we sent an online questionnaire to past…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Skills
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Abramovich, Anat; Miedijensky, Shirely – Higher Education Studies, 2019
A three-stage professional development (TSPD) model for training experienced teachers to become teachers' leaders is presented here, along with a study assessing its value. The three stages of the model are: a "basic training" stage, a "master-teacher" stage, and an "independent implementation" stage. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Davidovich, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Many studies have been conducted on teaching evaluations and student surveys. The current study is unique for examining, by means of direct questions, the meaning of teaching surveys as perceived by academic faculty in Israel. Senior faculty members at academic institutions completed questionnaires, with a total of 182 questionnaires collected. We…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Yavich, Roman; Davidovitch, Nitza; Frenkel, Zeev – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Young adults' use of social media has soared in recent years, and the many hours that young adults now spend in front of screens replace time spent in face-to-face interactions. Previous studies indicate that the unique features of social media offer advantages to adolescents compared with other communications media. Today, the fact that young…
Descriptors: Social Media, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This study deals with immigrant scientists integrated in academia in Israel. Studies on the subject indicate the contribution of immigrant scientists to research. The current study focuses on the influence of scientists' birth country on selecting destinations for academic conferences, as well as on the influence of one's native language on the…
Descriptors: Natural Language Processing, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Scientists
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Strygacz, Ivan; Sthub, Avraham – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Every year, countless projects are finished late, go over budget or end up being cancelled, often because their project managers and project teams lack the necessary tools and techniques to support their decision-making. Students of project management courses around the world have difficulty integrating the different knowledge areas of project…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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Ponomaryova, E.; Guterman, H. Gendel; Davidovitch, N.; Shapira, Y. – Higher Education Studies, 2018
Academic institutions are currently developing special programs based on the belief that the overall success of universities relies on the integration of diverse population groups. This study investigates the role of the organizational support to lecturers to facilitate the integration of students with high-functioning autism (HFA). A…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Diversity, College Students
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Lea, Baratz – Higher Education Studies, 2015
The current study addresses the disparity between the awareness of teachers in special education frameworks regarding the important role of books as a mediating tool and their reticence to use this tool. Twenty three interviews were conducted in two stages: before and after using the book "Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle" in the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Margolin, Ilana – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This qualitative ethnographic study focused on the affordances that facilitated the emergence of leadership, capturing a range of perspectives on leadership and leadership development of four groups: district superintendents; teacher-educators; mentor-teachers and graduates. The term "affordances" implies a reciprocal relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Affordances
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Lea, Baratz; Sara, Hauptman – Higher Education Studies, 2012
The literature on Teacher's Guides combines knowledge of discipline-related content and pedagogy-related content in reference to the objectives and contents of the Ministry of Education curriculum. It serves as a self-study tool that provides guidelines of how to teach in light of the various changing goals and needs of the teacher. The corpus on…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Guidelines, Expectation, Teaching Guides