Share Paper: ICT Integration in Teacher Education: the Case of Israel

  1. Olzan Goldstein, MOFET Institute and Kaye College of Education, Israel
  2. Miri Shonfeld, MOFET Institute and Seminar Ha-Kibbitzim, Israel
  3. Nitsa Waldman, MOFET Institute and David Yelin College of Education, Israel
  4. Alona Forkush-Baruch, MOFET Institute and Levinsky College of Education, Israel
  5. Bertha Tesler, MOFET Institute and David Yelin College of Education, Israel
  6. Zipi Zelkovich, MOFET Institute and Seminar Ha-Kibbitzim, Israel
  7. Nili Mor, MOFET Institute and Levinsky College of Education, Israel
  8. Ida Heilweil, MOFET Institute and Levinsky College of Education, Israel
  9. Lea Kozminsky, MOFET Institute and Kaye College of Education, Israel
  10. Wafa Zidan, Mofet Institute and, Israel
Wednesday, March 9 4:30 PM-5:00 PM McGavock's A

Abstract: This study examines the current state of ICT integration in teacher education in Israel, the policy of the Ministry of Education and colleges of education, the scope of ICT implementation by faculty members, and pre-service teacher preparation in using technology in teaching. The findings reveal that the ICT integration process is characterized by a top-down process of organizational change initiated by the Ministry of Education, but in the colleges, the process has not been led by systemic organizational change. Most faculty members implement basic ICT uses, while only few use technology to create change in their teaching methods. Most pre-service ...