To create and implement a syllabus for 5th/ 6th grade school students in the Arab school system to improve spoken Hebrew skills, as an addition to the existing Hebrew language curriculum. This syllabus will be taught by Jewish, native Hebrew teachers who will act as authentic culture ambassadors.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119571)
Lack of Hebrew proficiency impedes the Arab population's integration in Higher Education and the workforce, and hinders ability for cross-cultural dialogue with the (vast majority non-Arabic speaking) Jewish population. there has been a marked degradation in the Hebrew proficiency of the Arab population. A cause of this degradation is the Hebrew instruction in the elementary school system where Hebrew is taught by non-native speakers, who lack the necessary academic and pedagogic training.
By creating and implementing a syllabus for 5th and 6th grade elementary school students in the Arab school system aimed at advancing spoken Hebrew skills, as an addition to the existing Hebrew language curriculum. This syllabus will be taught by Jewish, native Hebrew teachers who will be trained and integrated specifically for this task. The projects will give the opportunity for peer and professional people to people interactions between Jewish and Arab children, teachers and principles.
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