Questions of identity in the public and educational sphere – debate and study group intended for school directors and principals in Ra’anana
The city of Ra’anana is a home to a two different cultural groups – secular and religious Jews. This diversity comes into effect in the city’s schools that work together on a variety of subjects and take part in designing the city. One of school directors and principals’ major enterprises is to endow values and cultivate culture, meaning mostly Jewish and Israeli culture and identity. This field of educating lies within the community and with relation to it.
A joint effort between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, the ministry of education, Ra’anana’s municipality and the Posen Foundation allows a continuing education program for school directors and principals in Ra’anana. They are invited to a debate and study group meeting, concerning questions of identity in the public and educational sphere. Learning from the Jewish archives, old and new alike, inspires a debate that will eventually allow the participants to use the ideas that were formed in these meetings to the school and city’s sphere.
The group will hold six meetings: four of which will be three hours long and the other two will be longer and include a tour. Each of the participants will be awarded a 2,000 NIS scholarship at the end of the continuing education program.