Teachers' perspectives on 40 years of reform: The case of the israeli junior high school

Dorit Tubin*, Izhar Oplatka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to trace junior high school teachers' perspectives regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their type of school, and to glean more information concerning their preferable type of grade configuration. To this end, 25 teachers filled out an open questionnaire and six of them were further interviewed to provide more insight into the teachers' responses. Surprisingly, most of the teachers tended to strongly support the 1-8 type elementary schools rather than the current situation of 1-6, 7-9, 10-12 in which they have ever worked. Theoretical and practical implications are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-402
Number of pages12
JournalEducational Studies
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Educational reform
  • Junior high school
  • School change
  • Teachers' perspectives

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