The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI)

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI)

VLJI is committed to promoting humanistic, democratic and liberal values in Israel's social discourse, bridging the gap between academic research and social involvement to address major challenges in Israeli society. For five decades, we have developed and implemented social equality projects and have a deep understanding of Arab communities in Israel. Our projects span various topics including  early-childhood reading, civics education, professional development in disadvantaged communities, economic development as well as gender and social inequality.
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PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED
PROGRAM NAME ISSUES/TAGS
VLJI: Promoting Book Reading in Early Childhood in Israeli-Palestinian Society
Developing a book-reading culture in Israeli-Palestinian preschools to increase scholastic achievement. Research has long shown that reading with young children is a strong indicator of scholastic success later in life.  The challenge facing Isr ...
Economic Development, Education, Employment, Government, Negev Bedouin, Policy and Legislation, Women
VLJI: Program Title The Plight of the Israeli-Arab Workforce in High Tech Industries
An applied research action plan that highlights the lack of supply and demand for Israeli-Arabs in the high tech industry, offering policy makers an opportunity to bridge these social gaps.   Research shows low Arab participation in the white co ...
Economic Development, Employment, Negev Bedouin
VLJI: The Gender Index
Holding society accountable through the Annual Gender Index, an innovative tool that evaluates gender and social inequalities in Israel In 2012, WIPS (The Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere) at VLJI created the Annual Gender Ind ...
Policy and Legislation, Women
VLJI: Values and Citizens-Civics through Active Learning for Junior High Schools
Recently approved by the Ministry of Education, our Hebrew textbook Values and Citizens is a significant contribution to the study of Civics in Israel. The book addresses the challenges of teaching Civics in Israel in the current political and social ...
Education, National Identity, Negev Bedouin
VLJI: Improving Teachers Collective Efficacy in Disadvantaged Communities
A community-based action research program to improve student learning outcomes by changing methods of professional development and improving collaboration among teachers. Research in Israel has continuously indicated that disadvantaged communities, t ...
Economic Development, Education, Employment, Government, Negev Bedouin, Policy and Legislation, Women
VLJI: Arab NGOs for Social Change - Mapping the Field
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute's Arab NGOs for Social Change - Mapping the Field program researches and analyzes efforts to address the needs of Arab society in Israel.
Jewish-Arab Relations, social welfare
VLJI: Common Core Curriculum
Highlights the need for a shared civic foundation between all sectors of Israeli society: religious and secular, new immigrants and veteran Israelis, Jews and Arabs. The common core curriculum is a vital tool for forging genuine equality in education ...
Education, Jewish-Arab Relations, higher education, shared society
VLJI: The Study of Arab Society in Israel
The study of Arab society in Israel is carried out at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute via a dedicated program of research, public outreach programs and policy analysis groups. The purpose of the program is to deepen sociological knowledge of the Isr ...
Education, Jewish-Arab Relations, higher education, shared society
CONTACT INFORMATION
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI)
Jabotinsky St 43
Jerusalem
Israel
Phone: (9722) 5605222
Email: support@vanleer.org.il

Website: http://www.vanleer.org.il/en
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