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Birnhack, Michael; Perry-Hazan, Lotem; German Ben-Hayun, Shiran – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This study explored how primary school children perceive school surveillance by Closed Circuit TV systems (CCTVs) and how their perceptions relate to their privacy consciousness. It drew on interviews with 57 children, aged 9-12, who were enrolled in three Israeli public schools that had installed CCTVs, and on information gathered from members of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Privacy, Television, Student Attitudes
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Rachamim, Mirit; Orland-Barak, Lily – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
We present findings from an in-depth study on a school-based multi-disciplinary learning community in the context of practice teaching in university pre-service education. We elaborate on one of the three predominant patterns of talk identified, the "star" pattern, and show how it created particular power relations in the discourse which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, College Faculty, Discourse Analysis
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Perry-Hazan, Lotem – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
This paper employs the provisions of international human rights law in order to analyse whether and how liberal states should regulate Haredi educational practices, which sanctify the exclusive focus on religious studies in schools for boys. It conceptualises the conflict between the right to acceptable education and the right to adaptable…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Judaism, Jews, Civil Rights
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Yogev, Esther – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
This article seeks to shed light on the dilemma facing history education in regions beset by a protracted, and as yet unresolved ethno-political conflict. The article will examine this issue by means of a unique test case that observes a dramatic war event in Israeli textbooks. The event in question is the Six-Day War of 1967 and the study of its…
Descriptors: World History, War, History Instruction, Textbooks
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Aviram, Aharon; Assor, Avi – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
This paper responds to Michael Hand's argument in "Against autonomy as an educational aim" ("Oxford Review of Education", 32, 535-550), refutes it and identifies two faults at its foundation. Through this criticism, the paper makes a substantiated case, both theoretical and empirical, for endorsing the value of education for…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Personal Autonomy, Democracy, Educational Objectives
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Resnik, Julia – Oxford Review of Education, 2008
Only since the 1990s has the impact of globalisation on education drawn scholarly attention, primarily due to the impact of international school achievement surveys. This study argues that the globalisation of education began much earlier, with the establishment of intergovernmental agencies, such as UNESCO and the OECD, and the adoption of…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Global Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Pinson, Halleli – Oxford Review of Education, 2007
Education in Israel is often described as caught between two ends: state-formation and nation-building. In the last decade civic education in Israel has been undergoing some changes. The civic compulsory curriculum for state high schools was unified across all educational sectors in Israel with the aim of creating a more inclusive, universal civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, High Schools
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Baumfield, Vivienne – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
This paper explores the idea of thinking skills approaches as tools for pedagogical inquiry and in so doing seeks to develop the link between the promotion of inquiry-based learning, which is a central tenet of thinking skills, and inquiry-based teaching as an approach to professional development and school improvement. The first part of the paper…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Instructional Improvement, Thinking Skills, Professional Development
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Orland-Barak, Lily; Yinon, Hayuta – Oxford Review of Education, 2005
Drawing on the methodology of critical incidents, this study sets out to explore the perspectives that 20 experienced in-service mentors in Israel adopt towards critical incidents in their work, as they account for how they reason about and act upon these incidents. Mentors' stories of critical incidents shed light on the complex nature of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, Beginning Teachers
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Gaziel, Haim H. – Oxford Review of Education, 1994
Reviews educational reform efforts in Israel. Identifies mechanisms that constrain reform in a centralized educational system. Contends that successful reform implementation requires responding to client needs and efforts to unite both political interest groups in support of reform policies. (CFR)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Legislation