Ministry of Education – Administration for Science and Technology
MAKASH – Advancing ICT Applications in Education, Science and Culture
- Mobilization of national stakeholders and highlighting their activities
- press releases
- establishment of the Hebrew e-Skills Week 2012 web page at the Ministry of Education
- inclusion of e-Skills Week in the current events of the Administration for Science and Technology
e-Skills Week 2012 – Israel
Israel faces many challenges regarding the capacitation of its human resources so they are able to cope living in a knowledge society in which e-skills are required in every sphere of life. A variety of programs initiated both by governmental and civil society institution seek to confront this issue. The Israel economy and society also have had significant achievements best expressed lately in the concept of “Start-up Nation”. This e-Skills 2012 Israel page provide access to information resources concerning such challenges and achievements.
Basic information about Israel
Israel in Brief
Israel in Figures (Central Bureau of Statistics)
OECD Reports on Israel
OECD Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Adapting the Education System to the 21st Century – The National Plan
Since the 2010-2011 academic year, the Ministry of Education through the Administration for Science and Technology has run an innovative program to adapt the education system to the 21st century.
The goal of the program to adapt the education system to the 21st century is to lead to the sustainable implementation of innovative pedagogies in the schools, while integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) in their support.
Vision and Rational
English abstracts of the main documents detailing the program
Contact information for the senior staff of the program
Innovative schools for collaborative learning
National Strategic Plan to strengthen Science and Technology Education
English summary of the program including references to the following programs:
(1) Springboard to industry (2) Technicians and Matriculation (TAM) (3) Establishment of regional technology centers in the north and south (4) System coordination with the IDF (5) Empowering the field of robotics (6) Retraining of former high-tech employees for technology education in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.
Torino Process 2010 [Israel: Increase the number of students in technological and vocational tracks]
Dr. Ronit Ashkenazy and Refaella Ballas, AMAL Network, Jerusalem, September 2010
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Administration
This document provides a survey of Israel’s plans to increase the number of students in technological and vocational tracks, and in technological schools; and to invest in educational infrastructures, including advanced workshops and laboratories in schools, and regional technology centers. The Torino Process is an initiative of the European Training Foundation.
How did Israel become a Start-up Nation?
Dan Senor video clip
Dwin Gunn Freakonomics Blog
Council on Foreign Relations
Newsweek: There Are Problems Out There/ Stanley Fisher (Governor of the Bank of Israel)