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General Background

Girls in ultra-Orthodox high schools who come from low socio-economic backgrounds often have challenges earning good grades or achieving passing scores on matriculation exams or other college-admissions tests. Their chances of being accepted to higher-education programs are therefore limited, along with their chances of building successful vocations or careers in the future. The situation perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Unfortunately, many parents are not aware of their daughter’s need for tutoring, or are unable to afford it.

Target Population

Ultra-Orthodox high school girls in grades 10-12, who come from low socio-economic backgrounds and who need extra educational attention in order to pass the exams for post-high school education

Vision and goals

Orthodox high-school dropouts will receive independent, unconditional guidance about their future careers, and will become part of educational frameworks designed to provide them with solutions: emotional, educational and spiritual

Links

Twenty-one high schools all over Israel have participated in the Te’uda program. The school is given screening tests in order to identify the girls who are eligible. The school’s Te’uda coordinator then organizes them into groups of 4-6 based on their needs in four academic areas: math, English, Hebrew grammar and Hebrew composition. The groups then receive remedial tutoring, usually in the afternoons, after school hours.

Additionally, Te’uda provides professional development for teachers in the school, focusing on remedial education, pedagogical strategies and the emotional aspects of working with struggling students.

In the past 10 years, Te’uda has served more than 2,000 girls. More than 90% of them earned certification of high school matriculation, either through the bagrut exams or through the Bais Yaakov chutz exams, which are also recognized by the Ministry of Education.

89% of program alumni have gone on to college or advanced vocational training.

Would You Like to Join the Program?

Currently Te’uda is offering the teacher-training required to enable schools to operate the programs themselves, with their own funding. Participating schools receive:

  • A variety of training sessions for school administrators on how to independently operate the Te’uda program, including how to make optimal use of the allotted after-school hours
  • Professional development for the participating teachers
  • Tools for following the progress of each participating student (for example, use of a specially-designed database)
  • A set of tests designed to identify the students who need help

 

If you would like your school to join, please contact us at [email protected]

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