Yachdav/School-to-School Israel-Diaspora Virtual Mifgash Preliminary Program Evaluation

By Lisa D. Grant

Leo Baeck Education Center, July 2006

The Yachdav: School-to-School Israel-Diaspora Virtual Mifgash program aims to cultivate meaningful connections between Jewish fifth and sixth grade students in Israel and in the Diaspora. The author reviews this program and identifies primary challenge areas. These include: (1) differences in goals and evaluation in Israeli and American schools; (2) the language barrier and logistics related to translation; (3) complicated communication webs of educators within and between countries; and (4) incorporation of Yachdav into the rest of the Israeli or American school's curriculum. Questions for further study include whether to broaden or focus the number of participating schools, how best to use video-conferencing technology, and how best to engage Israeli and American teachers in the program.

Topic: Israel Education, Curriculum, Diaspora Relations, Youth, Language, Israel-Diaspora Relations, Technology, Program Evaluation

Page Number(s): 1-13

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Grant, Lisa D. Yachdav/School-to-School Israel-Diaspora Virtual Mifgash Preliminary Program Evaluation. Leo Baeck Education Center. July 2006: 1-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4817


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