The purpose of this paper is to explore how the present teacher education policy facilitates unemployment among Arab teachers in Israel. The paper discusses four major policy lines. First, it reveals the denial of the different cultural, linguistic, and social needs of the Arab minority in Israel in policy cycles and reforms. This denial results in a situation in which Arab colleges find it increasingly difficult to differentiate their curricula and pedagogies from the Jewish colleges and to advance pedagogical pluralism among themselves. Second, the paper explains how the present admission policies at the Hebrew colleges contribute to the over-representation of the Arab students in the teacher training institutes in Israel. Third, it clarifies how budgeting criteria and practices indeed entice the Hebrew Colleges to enroll more Arab student at times when the enrollment of Jewish students in these colleges decline. Fourth, it points to the fact that the present admission policy at the Arab colleges, which allows enrolling students above the number of enrolled students that the Ministry of Education approves annually to each college, is in disregard the actual demand for Arab teachers in the workforce.
|Translated title of the contribution||"LIVING IN AN ENDURING EXPECTATION": IN THE SHADOW OF INEVITABLE UNEMPLOYMENT: HOW TEACHER TRAINING POLICY IN ISRAEL CONTRIBUTES TO GENERATING SUPERFLUOUS OF ARAB GRADUATES FROM THE TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES|
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||עיונים בחינוך: כתב עת למחקר בחינוך|
|State||Published - 2011|