The NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education was established in 1968 by theNational Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), USA, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Institute carries out research and creates innovative educational programs serving socioeconomically at-risk segments of the Israeli population. Through a wide range of research and applied activities, the Institute aims to address educational problems, challenges and needs of children and youth, and thereby to promote their educational and social advancement. The main goal is to provide youngsters with opportunities to develop their potential, to attain social mobility and to fully participate in Israeli society. The Institute's accumulation of knowledge and expertise facilitates its professional contribution to public policy-making in the field of education.
Since the Institute was founded, research has been conducted and projects implemented in the following areas:
Education in the Family and the Community
Early Childhood Education
Development and Learning
School and Curriculum
Youth and Adolescence Informal Education
Choice of Vocation and Career
Educational Recovery and Second Chance
Resource Allocation in Education
The Institute has ongoing ties with scholars and research institutes in Israel and abroad. The findings of its research projects are published as articles in scientific journals, as books and as monographs.