New contracts with Liberia and Sweden were recently signed. A pilot program under the auspices of the Clinton Foundation started in Nigeria.
READING TOGETHER in Arabic in Isawiya
The program READING TOGETHER in Arabic has recently begun in Isawiya (in two schools of girls and boys) in addition to the successful programs in Segev Shalom and in Sagev that are in the Bedouin community.
Femicide Across Europe: COST ACTION IS 1206 – Dr. Weil will establish the first pan-European coalition on femicide with researchers who are already studying the phenomenon nationally, in order to advance research clarity, agree on definitions, improve the efficacy of policies for femicide prevention, and publish guidelines for the use of national policy-makers.
The unit has been running a professional training course for ultra-orthodox and Bedouin women. The goal is to instruct them to become aides or caregivers for early childhood centers. These courses were established to address the needs in these communities and were adapted to the characteristics of the target group. The courses are financed by The Hadassah foundation and the NCJW.
Academic vocabulary of Arab students: Quality and quantity (Dr. Baha Mahoul and Prof. Elite Olshtain).
This publication is the outcome of research that maps out the academic vocabulary the way it is expressed in the Arab middle school text books in Israel and as a function of social belonging (general Arabic, Bedouin, Druze)and gender. The findings show the need for straight forward academic vocabulary instruction in order to be able to deal with texts that show the gap in Arab society between boys and girls.