When English teacher and author Gary Schmidt was interviewed on the radio in America he was asked how he embarked on his literary path, he named teacher Miss Kabakoff as his inspiration. Subsequently, his former teacher made contact with him. This moving article of email exchanges beautifully demonstrates the impact that teachers may have on receptive minds. In praise of great teachers indeed.

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A NOBLE PROFESSION
Category: Education
Issue No. 170
 

Learning about peace and conflict at Haifa University

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Giving peace a chance
Category: Education
Issue No. 169
 

A beautiful venue, a newly renovated hall run as a family project for multi purposes, is ideally being used for ESRA’S bi-weekly lecture series in Netanya

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A New Venue for Netanya Lectures
Category: Education
Issue No. 167
 

There are 10,000 children in Israel between the ages of 5 to 18 who have been transferred from their families to foster homes or residential group homes, to rescue them from abuse, cruelty and other problematic environments. In They Deserve a Chance, Lynette Karp explains how the public can help Yeladim-Fair Chance for Children, a nonprofit organization, devoted to giving these kids a chance.

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They Deserve a Chance
Category: Education
Issue No. 164
 

The influence of the English speaking community is well-known. One exceptional and important sphere it has made its mark is in the field of education. The Anglo influence: The TALI School in Raanana is the brainchild of Hannah and David Schwartz. Carol Novis describes how their efforts and determination reached fruition.

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The Anglo influence: The TALI school in Raanana
Category: Education
Issue No. 164
 

Bucking the Trends: Bringing Back the Israeli Brain paints a gloomy picture of Israel’s educational system. Pamela Peled describes the worrying situation wherein Israel is at the bottom of the list among relevant OECD countries and how it can be reversed.

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Bucking the Trends: Bringing Back the Israeli Brain
Category: Education
Issue No. 164
 

A unique project in Sderot run by teenagers to help younger students needs help. They are looking for English speakers to help them at the summer camp they are organising.

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ENGLISH TUTORS NEEDED IN SDEROT
Category: Education
Issue No. 164
 

In the early 1990’s many programmes were opened to help the youngsters who had made Alyah from the former Soviet Union. A club was opened in Azorim in South Netanya and is still running very successfully with the encouragement and financial support of ESRA

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Advancing teenagers from the former Soviet Union
Category: Education
Issue No. 164
 

Learning Hebrew as an adult can be intimidating. However, Leonore Hahn found a solution which helped overcome her trepidation - Pimsleur Foreign Language Approach in CD’s. She shares her experience in Hassling with Hebrew.

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Hassling with Hebrew
Category: Education
Issue No. 163
 

Two fascinating and creatively stimulating programs designed for students with learning disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds, are described by Ilan Shachar in Feeling Good and Fluent English. These programs, separately and together, combine learning English as a second language in tandem with improving body-mind coordination.

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Feeling Good & Fluent English
Category: Education
Issue No. 163
 
 
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