Lecture - Immigrants and Female Soldier Teachers as Socialization Agents of the New State
Tali Tadmor-Shimony, visiting researcher at the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies will discuss and analyse the phenomenon of two unusual groups of teachers who functioned as absorption agents during the first two decades of Israel’s statehood. One group consisted of immigrant teachers, while the second group consisted of young women, drafted into the army, who became ‘soldier-teachers’ within the educational system. These groups of teachers appeared in the schools due to a great shortage of teachers, caused by the enormous increase in the number of pupils, resulting from the waves of mass immigration.
Tali Tadmor-Shimony is a senior lecturer of history of education at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is a coeditor of Dor Ledor - Studies in the History of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora. Her main interest cover issues of teachers identity; transfer of educational ideas from the western world to Hebrew education, gender and the Hebrew education; teachers identity and curriculum history.
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Refreshments will be served.