Thursday, April 22, 2010

Announcements #150: The Economics of Edutainment

The Economics of Edutainment

Discussion Evening on Professionalism and Pedagogy in 'One-Year' Israel Programs

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Hosted by the Israel Center, 22 Keren HaYesod St., Jerusalem

Panel Discussion with:
Mrs. Mali Brofsky, R. Yamin Goldsmith, R. Dani Goldstein & R. Alex Israel.
Dr. Yoel Finkelman, Moderator; Director of Projects & Research, ATID
Audience Discussion and Concluding Response:
Rabbi Chaim Brovender, President, ATID

ATID recently published two short essays entitled "The Economics of Edutainment," asking hard questions about a declining educational atmosphere in yeshivot and seminaries which educate Diaspora students in Israel, and pointing a finger at a lack of economic professionalism and poor treatment of staff in at least some schools. Many respondents thanked ATID for saying what others feared to say, while others suggested that lamenting problems did little to solve them.

We invite educators and other concerned parties to join us for an evening of discussion on "The Economics of Edutainment." Four panelists, all experienced teachers or administrators in one-year programs for men and women, will raise differing perspectives on the changing landscape of our educational institutions, after which we will make the first steps in convening smaller working groups to help propose solutions to the problems we decry.

Click here to read the provocative essays:

RSVP or for more information: or 02.567.1719 x109.

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