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  • Education system in Israel

    Israel
    Teachers and teaching conditions (TALIS 2013)
  • The typical teacher in lower secondary education in Israel is a 42 year old woman, who reports having 16 years of teaching experience and who completed a teacher education or training programme. The proportion of female principals is lower than the proportion of female teachers (53% and 76%, respectively). On average, principals in Israel are 49 years old and report having 10 years of experience in their role.
  • 91% of lower secondary teachers report having undertaken professional development in the 12 months prior to the survey. The areas in which the highest proportions of teachers report a high need for professional development are developing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for teaching and strategies for using new technologies in the workplace.
  • Teachers in Israel report spending 77% of their lesson time on actual teaching and learning. This means that 22% of their time is reportedly spent on administrative tasks and keeping order in the classroom (9% and 13%, respectively). They also report spending 18 hours per week on average teaching, 5 hours preparing lessons and 4 hours marking student work.
  • More than 90% teachers report overall satisfaction with their job. However, only 34% of them believe that teaching is a valued profession in society.
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    Who the teachers are

    A larger proportion of teachers are female than in most other TALIS countries. (76.3 %, rank 9/34 ) Download Indicator

    Professional development of teachers

    A larger proportion of teachers report having a mentor assigned compared to most other TALIS countries. (20.2 %, rank 8/34 ) Download Indicator

    A larger proportion of teachers report acting as a mentor to another colleague compared to most other TALIS countries. (23.3 %, rank 8/34 ) Download Indicator

    Teacher appraisal and feedback

    In Israel, a larger proportion of teachers work in schools where the principal reports the use of some kind of formal appraisal than in most other TALIS countries. (99.1 %, rank 10/34 ) Download Indicator

    Teachers' beliefs and practices

    Teachers report spending less hours per week individually planning and preparing lessons compared to most other TALIS countries. (5.2 Hours/week, rank 31/34 ) Download Indicator

    Teachers report spending more of their average lesson time on administrative tasks (such as marking attendance) than most TALIS countries. (9.2 %, rank 7/34 ) Download Indicator

    Teachers' self-efficacy and job satisfaction

    A larger proportion of teachers are satisfied with their job relative to most other TALIS countries. (94.4 %, rank 9/34 ) Download Indicator

    School leadership

    Principals in Israel are on average younger than in most other TALIS countries. (48.9 Years, rank 31/34 ) Download Indicator

    A larger proportion of principals are satisfied with their job relative to most other TALIS countries. (97.8 %, rank 10/34 ) Download Indicator


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    • More than half of lower secondary teachers in all TALIS countries and economies but Japan are women. The typical teacher is 43 years old, with 16 years of teaching experience (44 years old and 17 years in OECD countries, respectively). Several countries may face the prospect of significant teacher shortages as a result of large numbers of teachers reaching retirement age.
    • The gender distribution of principals differs from the distribution of teachers: the proportion of female principals is generally lower than that of teachers. On average principals are 52 years old, with 9 years of experience as a principal.
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    • Although many school principals report that access to induction programmes are currently available at their schools, on average not even half of teachers report having taken part in a formal induction programme. In Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, participation in induction programmes is extensive, with 80% or more of teachers reporting participation in a formal induction programme. This contrasts with Finland, Norway and Sweden, where only 10% to 16% of teachers report having participated in a formal induction programme.
    • On average, 88% of lower secondary teachers report having undertaken professional development in the 12 months prior to the survey (86% in OECD countries). The areas in which the greatest number of teachers report a high need for professional development are for teaching students with special needs and developing information and communication technology (ICT) skills for teaching.
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    • Nearly 95% of lower secondary teachers work in schools where the principal reports that teachers are formally appraised by direct classroom observation (93% in OECD countries).
    • Just under half of teachers on average report that their feedback has directly led to a positive change in the amount of professional development they undertake while more than three in five teachers report that it lead to positive changes in their teaching practices (just above 40% in OECD countries).
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    • Teachers report spending 79% of their lesson time on actual teaching and learning. This means that more than a fifth of their time is reportedly spent on administrative tasks (8%) and keeping order in the classroom (13%). These findings suggest that teachers in several countries could benefit from help with respect to managing classroom disruptions.
    • On average, teachers report spending 19 hours per week teaching, ranging from 15 hours in Norway to 27 hours in Chile. Teachers report spending on average seven hours preparing lessons and five hours marking student work each week.
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    • On average, 91% of teachers across countries report overall satisfaction with their job, and, in the majority of TALIS countries, most teachers report holding beliefs that suggest high levels of self-efficacy.
    • However, less than a third of all teachers across TALIS countries believe that teaching is a valued profession in society (a quarter in OECD countries).
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    Note: These values should be interpreted with care since they are influenced by countries' specific contexts and trade-offs. In education, there is often no simple most- or least-efficient model. For instance, the share of private expenditure in education must be read against other measures designed to mitigate inequities, such as loans and grants; longer learning time is an opportunity to convey more and better content to students, but may hinder investments in other important areas. If you want further information on the nature of different variables, please take the time to read the analysis and contextual information, available at the website for each publication.
    All rankings for individual variables are compiled on the basis of OECD and G20 countries for which data are available. The OECD average includes only OECD countries which are listed here: http://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/

    *TALIS averages are based on all countries participating in the TALIS survey, including partner countries and economies. This explains the difference between the OECD average and the TALIS average. Data from the TALIS survey and Education at a Glance (EAG) may differ. See Annex E of the TALIS technical report and Annex 3 of EAG 2017 for more details about the data collections.

    For additional notes, please refer to annexes in the list of links below the introductory country profile text.