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Harnessing of the new program in sciences from gender perspective in Israel


Author: Nissel Orly
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.01 - General Pedagogics
Year:2016
Scientific adviser: Valentina Bodrug-Lungu
doctor habilitat, associate professor (docent)
Institution: Moldova State University

Status

The thesis was presented on the 24 March, 2016
Approved by NCAA on the 3 June, 2016

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 37.0:305(569.4)(043.3)

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200 pages


Keywords

gender dimension, gap between boys and girls, gender sensitivity, gender mainstreaming; gender-sensitive career guidance; motivation / encourage girls; scientific technological reserve class, quality scientific-technological matriculation diploma, the new program in science and technology in Israel, "gender friendly" school

Summary

The research includes introduction, 3 chapters, conclusions and recommendations, bibliography – 213 titles, 10 appendixes, 141 pages of main text (until Bibliography), 39 figures, 9 tables, 9 publications on doctoral thesis.

The study field: General Theory of Education.

The aim of the research is setting of the theoretical and praxiological foundation of the Methodology of implementation of the new program in sciences from a gender perspective in educational institutions in Israel.

Objectives: analysis of the evolution of studies programs of Israel in the context of gender; establishing of connections between the curriculum in science, gender and students’ achievements; determining of the training components of the new science program of study aimed at integration of a gender dimension; experimental validation of the methodology of implementation of the new program in science from a gender perspective.

The scientific novelty of the research relies in the identification of tendencies of the school curriculum development from a historical and gender perspective; identification of factors and conditions related to the implementation of the new program in science from a gender perspective; determining of the perspectives and training components of the new program in science for integration of gender in the process; development of a Methodology to implement the new program in science from a gender perspective focused on: a Constructivist approach to learning, a Instructional Model to encourage girls students in science and technology, a Profile of excellent teacher who is gender-sensitive, a Instructive Model for parents.

The scientific problem solved in this research consists in setting of the a theoretical and methodological foundation of the Methodology of implementation of the new program in sciences from a gender perspective, reducing of gender stereotypes related to these subjects, and improving of students’ achievements.

Theoretical value of the research: the development of theory of educational curriculum by mainstreaming of a gender dimension in units / subjects in science through the integration, unification and and completion of the structural components of these areas; conceptualization of gender perspectives in the new program in sciences and technology; theoretical and praxiological modeling of the methodology of implementation of the new program in sciences and technology from a gender perspective; developing the concept of career guidance to girls and boys in science and technology by discovering their skills for professions related to science and technology.

Practical value of the research: The Methodology of the implementation of the new program in sciences from a gender perspective is an approach validated by experiment, is useful for improving educational activities of educational institutions, the relationship teacher-student-family. The research results are addressed and can be of real use for teachers, supervisors, trainers, parents and others interested in the field.

The implementation of the scientific results: was conducted in two schools in scientific technological reserve class in Jerusalem, where the researcher works as a teacher and as a trainer and were presented to trainers and managers in science, through papers at scientific national and international conferences, scientific publications, etc.

Summary


1. THEORETICAL REFERENCES OF EVOLUTION OF THE PROGRAM ON SCIENCES
  • 1.1. Development of sciences' program in Israel – changes in purposes, contents and teaching methods
  • 1. 2. Approaches reffering to the sciences' program through gender prism
  • 1. 3. A comparative analysis of the study programs in science in Israel, United Kingdom, Finland, and Republic of Moldova
  • 1.4. Conclusions of first chapter

2. THEORETICAL AND PRAXIOLOGICAL APPROCH OF THE "NEW STUDY PROGRAM IN SCIENCES" FROM A GENDER PERSPECTIVE
  • 2.1 Description of the “New program in sciences”
  • 2.2. Theoretical approach to learning- Constructivism, Bloom's Taxonomy
  • 2.3. Gender based approach
  • 2.4. Methodology of implementation of "New program in sciences" from gender perspective
  • 2.5. Conclusions of the second chapter

3. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF BOYS AND GIRLS BASED ON THE NEW PROGRAM IN SCIENCES
  • 3.1. Rational and characterization of the scientific research
  • 3.2. Scientific results implementation
  • 3.3. Conclusions of the third chapter

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS