Alana Weinberg

For Preschool Teachers, An Israel Immersion

Lesson from Israeli classrooms, where the stress is on ‘interdependence.’

03/18/2014
Staff Writer
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When Alana Weinberg toured Israeli preschools recently with a group of early childhood educators, she was struck by how differently the classrooms were run.

First there was the student-teacher ratio — high, 12 to 15 kids for every instructor, compared to the 7- or 8-to-1 typical in the U.S.

Early childhood director Alana Weinberg explores a map of Israel with the 4-year-olds at Stein Yeshiva. Michael Datikash/JW
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