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Jewish Agency to Formulate ‘master Plan’ for Teaching Hebrew in Schools

The education department of the Jewish Agency is planning the modernization of textbooks and teaching aids, and the formulation of a “master plan” for teaching Hebrew and Zionist subjects in Jewish schools abroad, it was announced here today by Itzhak Harkavi, head of the department.

The announcement was made at a meeting attended by 140 Israeli teachers who had spent the last year in Jewish communities abroad. Rehabean Amir, director of the department, said that fewer teachers will be sent abroad next year, due to manpower shortages. Plans are under way, he told the meeting, to turn each teacher into a seminar instructor for training other teachers.