This September, in the 2019-20 school year, the Society for Advancement of Education will launch Inbar, another ground-breaking academic initiative in Israel. Inbar will open its gates in Jerusalem as the first national secular educational track for girls in Israel.
Inbar’ mission is to enable girls to reach their full potential, to succeed and excel academically, socially and morally. As a national secular educational track, Inbar provides students with an equal opportunity to develop and grow into significant and influential women, who freely choose their path, express their opinions clearly, and are leaders for themselves and their surroundings.
The Educational Environment
The educational environment encourages the students to try out new challenges, to dare to break through personal boundaries, and to have their authentic voice heard in various aspects of their lives. The girls will receive personal support in order to develop their unique abilities, and to clarify their personal desires. Within this special environment, the students will fill leading roles in all areas, not only in the areas dictated by accepted gender norms.
Through this autonomous environment and an educational curriculum that encourages multi-disciplinary excellence, Inbar works towards nurturing the next generation of female leaders, scientists, researchers, artists, and activists in Israeli society.
Inbar strives to create a social community comprised of girls, teachers, and families, who see education as a means of social change. In our approach, friendship, support and partnership are the key to self-confidence, courage, high achievement, and formulating objectives for a full and significant life.
Inbar’s educational vision translates into a pedagogic approach in which gender concepts are used as an educational tool, expressed in all aspects of the school’s activities, obvious and hidden, formal and informal. The gender-based pedagogic approach will be based upon teaching and learning practices that will lead the girls to successfully deal with gender-based obstacles, and to grow and develop optimally in a mixed world.
Examples of these practices include: a daily expressive movement class, intensive science classes, and a personal support program for each student.
The core staff working on establishing the school, and the educational staff, are inspired by pedagogic practices throughout the world that have proven successful in advancing girls towards self-confidence, and the ability to act, influence, and succeed.
The educational curriculum will encourage students to build their individual identity and to develop tools to lead themselves and to be influential in places of importance to them. The curriculum will be based upon exposure to a variety of fields of human achievement: technology, art, humanities, science, with an emphasis upon developing creative and critical thinking, and learning through acting in the real world.
For whom is Inbar suitable?
Inbar is targeting girls in 7th and 10th grade, who are interested in personal development and social involvement, who have the spark of leadership, and who are willing to commit to a challenging educational curriculum.
The track will open within the framework of an extant school, as a separate track, for the 2019-2020 school year.
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