The College of Educational and Human Ecology (EHE) is offering an exciting education abroad opportunity in Israel at the end of autumn semester, 2018! Join Professor Laurie Katz and EHE’s Program Manager of Early Childhood Licensure Programs, Michele Sanderson, for a 10-day exploration of child-centered teaching and learning in one of the world’s most culturally rich settings.
Our hosts at Oranim College in Tivon, Israel, will highlight key principles of inclusive, multicultural & social rights- oriented pedagogy and guide us to a range of school settings which celebrate harmony across all ages. The focus will be on best practices in inclusiveness and multicultural approaches to teaching multi-lingual young children with Arabic, Jewish, Christian, and African backgrounds.
You will also learn about how Israelis understand and live the history of their country and how they embed diverse cultural perspectives and values into all aspects of their lives.
The learning outcomes for this abroad experience are:
1)To identify the similarities and differences in how pedagogical decision-making re: early and elementary practices are informed through Israeli and US perspectives.
2)To strengthen the participant’s own linguistic, cultural and pedagogical competence and promote reflection on practice.
3)To demonstrate the ability to interact constructively with people of different cultures.
4)To strengthen the participant’s own frames of reference (e.g. culture, gender, language, abilities, ways of knowing, the potential biases in these frames, and their impact on expectation for and relationships with learners and their families.
The program takes place at Oranim College in Tivon, Haifa, Israel, with excursions to Tel Aviv and Nazareth.
Students will be housed in apartment-style housing in Haifa in a facility called "1926 Designed Apartment Hotel". All apartments have kitchens with refrigerator, microwaves, wifi. Meals can also be purchased at Oranim College. Transportation will be coordinated by Oranim College through buses.
Admitted participants are required to register in 3 credits of one of the following courses:
EDUTL 5501 – Inclusion: Philosophical, Social and Practical Issues: General Student Body
EDUTL 5123 – Early Childhood/Visual Impairments Pedagogy
EDUTL 3189 – Field Experience (Preschool)
EDUTL 5005 – Equity and Diversity in Education
ESCE 2189S – First Education Experience Program
All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
The cost for the 2018 program will be finalized soon.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
None scheduled at this time.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
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