In order to promote human resource capacities in the developing countries through intensive training and to enhance international understanding and friendship among peoples of the world and the people of Israel, the Government of Israel is placing at the disposal of UNESCO a number of fellowships for the benefit of certain Member States (especially the least developed countries) within the framework of the UNESCO Fellowship Programme. Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be given the opportunity of participating in a variety of training courses in Israel, conducted under the sponsorship of the MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
Educational Methodologies: Preventing of Drop-out of School and Re-Insertion of Youth at Risk (From 6 March to 6 April 2016)
Host Institution: The Aharon Ofri International Training Centre
Number of fellowships: 10 (ten)
A. STUDY PROGRAMME
Aims of the Programme
To train participants to successfully:
Create a relationship of mutual trust with youth in order to enable their reintegration into the educational system;
Help individual develop and realize their potential so that they may help themselves and their society;
Reduce alienation from the community and society;
Plan educational services and interventions for youths ages 12-18 considered at-risk according to the following characteristics;
- Detached youths who do not study or work in a formal or informal educational framework
- Working youth who do not have a supportive educational framework
- Youth at-risk who commit open or clandestine crimes
- High-risk youth needing individual and ongoing support in areas including completing their education, job placement, and personal and social skills
Raise multicultural awareness in those working toward the advancement of disadvantaged youth;
Provide tools and guidelines for curricular development
Advance teaching methods for specific subject matter (such as science and language), as well as interdisciplinary subject areas;
Train and advance educational staff and support them in sustaining their duties and promoting their programs;
Enable participants to choose the methods and tools suitable to the particular needs of their environment; and
Provide a basis for future training activities according to the needs of the different countries and institutions.
Latest concepts, methods, and tools for educational staff training
Model of the Pluralistic Identity
Models of Multicultural Education
Programs designed to implement the compulsory education law for detached youth who are not integrated into formal educational frameworks, including special programs for youth in protective institutions and prisons
Humanistic Mathematics as a Tool of Educational Insertion
Science and Technology Projects as a Tool for Educational Insertion
Education towards completion of certificates on various high school grade levels, within the framework of compensatory centers operated in cooperation with local authorities
The development of social skills, practical skills and leadership
Special seminars on civic education
The training of special educational personnel to work with youth at-risk
Computerized information centers to provide services for youth, locally and nationally
Complementary education for school-excluded youth: An Evaluation Study – “From Exclusion to Inclusion”
Improving awareness in teachers of disadvantaged students
Ways and means designed to assist latent school dropouts
Correlation between cultural gaps and learning perseverance level
The influence of achievement, motivation and level of aspiration on learning processes
Prevention of violent behavior among school students through the advancement of youth programs
Education to prevent use of drugs and alcohol
Lectures and discussions led by experts
Analysis of educational planning through written material and professional visits
Meeting with institutional administrators
Exposure to projects at the national and regional level
Simulations, panel discussions, and group work
Preparation of final projects by individuals or groups, based on the professional interests of participants
Study Tours: Schools, educational centers (including science and art centers), universities, teacher training institutions and pedagogical resource centers
Participants are requested to bring traditional clothing that represent their country for cultural and folklore presentations during the workshop. If the participants wish they may bring souvenirs from their countries to present to other participants.
B. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
a) High-level educational staff, at the regional or national level, dealing with the target population, school principals, counselors, supervisors, lecturers at teacher training institutions, and researchers in relevant fields;
b) Be proficient in reading and writing in the language of instruction; (if the language of instruction is not the mother tongue, a certificate of language proficiency must be provided);
c) Be not more than 50 years of age;
C. FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE MASHAV (ISRAEL)
a) Registration and tuition free of charge;
b) Accommodation (Room and Board) – 2 people per room
c) Health insurance and free basic medical care (This does not include dental care, glasses, and chronic illnesses, and the period of pregnancy or specific medication on taken by the participant on a regular basis).
D. FACILITIES OFFERED BY UNESCO
a) UNESCO will cover international travel expenses (at the most economical airfare) within the framework of the 2016-2017 Fellowships Programme; and
b) One-time special allowance amounting to US$100.
(Note: Expenses such as the processing of visa, accommodation, meals and insurance during transit and/or prolonged stay in Israel are not covered by this fellowship.)
E. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: 1 December 2015
All applications, indicating clearly the course for which candidates are applying, should be endorsed by the relevant Government body (such as the National Commission or Permanent Delegation) and must be made on a UNESCO Fellowship Simplified Application form. Each Member State can nominate a maximum of two (2) candidatures which should be sent imperatively on or before 1 December 2015 only by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). The applications should be submitted with the following attachments:
a) UNESCO Application Form, duly completed;
b) Certified copies of diploma(s);
c) Certificate of language proficiency (if needed)
d) A medical certificate of good health*. DO NOT SUBMIT a medical examination report at this stage.
* (Only selected candidates will be required to provide a certificate of good health issued by a physician)
The final selection of the fellowship beneficiaries will be made by the MASHAV (Israel).
CANDIDATES NOT INFORMED OF THEIR SELECTION 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE STARTING DATE OF THE COURSE (i.e.6 March 2016) SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THEIR APPLICATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED IN THE SELECTION PROCESS (i.e. NO SPECIFIC LETTER WILL BE ADDRESSED TO THOSE NOT SELECTED)
All foreigners going to study in Israel are required to obtain a visa. Should your country not have an Israeli consulate, selected candidates will be advised where to apply for such a visa. In exceptional cases, visa may be given upon arrival at the airport provided that approval by the Israeli authorities has been obtained well in advance, and, on condition that the relevant information (name, date and place of birth, passport number, date of issue, validity, etc.) are transmitted to the Israeli authorities on time.
Files which are incomplete or which are received after the deadline for application, as well as candidates who do not fulfill the requirements mentioned above cannot be taken into consideration. It is the national authorities’ responsibility to ensure that all candidates are duly informed of the above conditions prior to the submission of their applications for these fellowships.