Publication Date: December 2003
Publisher: Jewish Agency for Israel. Department of Jewish-Zionist Education
Author(s): Lisa D. Grant; Alex D.M. Pomson
Research Area: Culture and religion; Education
Keywords: Educators; Diaspora Relations; Israel Experience; Professional Development
Coverage: United States
The authors explore the key characteristics of professional development for diaspora educators in Israel. They also look at the benefits of training programs in Israel, and consider how time should be spent as a resource for Jewish teacher education. They review two specific teacher-training seminars that took place during the summer of 2003: Kivunim and Ameinu. They find multiple levels of impact on participants and suggest ways in which training programs can be used as a basis for ongoing curriculum and professional development, and for re-visioning schools' purposes.