News, Events & Announcements
In the school year 2017-2018, Kaye Academic College of Education opened a new academic program, in cooperation with the institute for democratic Education.
The program is called “Netivim” and is being led by Ms. Aya Rimon, graduate of the Mandel Foundation for Educational Leadership, initiated and led a variety of educational programs that dealt with developing social-environmental leadership in the Bedouin community in the Negev. The program is designated for pioneering youth (ages 18-24), who wish to be environmental leaders, Geography teachers and to promote educational initiatives in non-formal education.
42 young students (30 of them women) from Bedouin communities in the Negev began their 4 year program in October 2017.
The main emphasis of the program is on an in-depth knowledge of social-environmental issues in the Negev, combined with tours and learning through experience. The program places an emphasis on democratic pedagogy training via ‘hothouses’, acquaintance with possible types of dialogue and development of democratic education oriented thinking.
In the framework of their practical experience, which is part of the student’s academic learning, the students will be integrated in social programs in local community centers, in local municipalities and in various social organizations.
In this program the students will study in a double major track, with two specialties:
- Specialization in non-formal education, with an emphasis on youth and community
- Specialization in geography, with an emphasis on human-cultural geography and location based learning.
Kaye College is proud to announce the acceptance of a new Erasmus Plus project the college is involved in, titled PROTEACH. The project’s goald are developing a model for induction, to enhance beginning teachers’ retention at school. Its main objective is to foster change in teachers’ education curriculum of HEI in Israel towards further involvement in schools together with schools’ management and educational policy makers. includes 11 institution partners and 6 schools.
According to the terms of the project, lecturers at Kaye Academic College are eligible for a mobility grant to Opole University for five days in the second semester of the 2016/17 academic year.
For requirements specifications download this document.
During the month of March, 2016 we had the pleasure of having two international visits at the college:
Prof. Pauline Kollontai and Dr. Susan Yore from York St. John University, and Ms. Jade White of High Tech High in San Diego.
Congratulation to Dr. Haya Kaplan whose talk “Needs supporting environment and autonomous motivation in teaching of novice teachers: description of Kaye Induction Unit in Israel and research results” has been accepted for the 2016 6th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory to be held in Victoria, BC, Canada.
During 2015 and 2016 seven college teams went on study visits in various Europena institutions, in order to promote international academic collaborations. Four more teams are expected to visit abroad in the next few months…
Kaye College is currently involved in a new collaborative project funded by the European Union Project IN2IT (Internationalization by Innovative Technology). Project IN2IT offers an innovative approach to effectively address the need to internationalization in HEIs.