Literature reviews 2021
Authors: Barak Bar-Zohar and Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua
The current analytic literature review defined the digital gap phenomenon in higher education systems, while addressing socio-demographic, economic, national and international factors that affect and expand social and educational inequality. This review discusses the influences and consequences of online learning’s penetration into higher education systems, teacher education institutions, lecturers and students.
Reflecting upon a critical standpoint, the current review presents prevalent and prominent ways to cope with the digital divide in higher education: Digital tools, collaborative learning, massive open online courses (MOOCs), group learning, digital leadership and TPACK model. Finally, the current analytic literature review discusses the digital future of the higher education system in Israel and abroad as well as the immense potential of implementing information and communications technologies in higher education.
Gender, sex and sexuality in a digital era: Optimal education for youth and adolescents, possibilities and opportunities
Authors: Amalia Ran and Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua
In the digital era, children and adolescents use the Internet and social media daily as part of their socialization process and while learning to form interpersonal relationships, and to express their creativity and personal identity. Children and adolescents consume online information and contents passively, and create and send digital contents also actively. In this context, the Internet is a rich field for studying sexual, sex-related and gender-related questions during adolescence in the digital era.
In this literature review we present the main digital contents related to gender, sex and sexuality available online, and their impacts on children, adolescents and young adults. We also examine the formal and non-formal institutions, which operate in this field in order to offer optimal sexual education opportunities for youth, as well as learning opportunities and venues for personal growth. The review discusses various digital contents: thinspiration and fitspiration contents, information on sex, gender and sexuality, sexting and pornography. The review focuses on the positive and negative implications of consuming these contents for children and youth in various contexts: the emotional, psychological, social, personal and health-related influences.
Authors: Liat Josefsberg Ben-Yehoshua and Barak Bar-Zohar
The current analytic review focus on teacher placement centers for pre-service teachers and novice teachers and presents the following practical models that may improve teacher placement: Selection model, pairing model, community-based model, retention model and high school recruitment model. Doing so, this review examines and presents the following aspects:
Theoretical background of the field of teacher placement;
Challenges and measures of teacher placement processes;
Prominent teacher placement centers around the world;
Teacher placement from the perspective of candidates and principals.