Ukraine is interested in Israeli educational experience
Minister of Education of Ukraine Lilia Grinevich visited Izrael. Within a few days she managed to hold a series of meetings with specialists in the field of education and science of Israel.
"It is important for us to establish cooperation in several areas in which Israel has interesting results, in particular, in secondary education there are lots of opportunities for children with special needs. Israel has a successful experience in inclusive education that we can borrow. The second important issue is the commercialization of results of scientific researchs, because Ukraine currently does not have such a powerful experience in creating space for the implementation of startups, the establishment of technological and industrial ties. " - the minister said.
Also, along with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Gennadiy Nadolenko and the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in the Western region of Ukraine Oleg Vyshniakov, Grinevich spoke with Israeli deputies and ministers.
Among the priority topics for discussion were the latest methods in Israeli education, ways of integrating of children with special needs into the general education, methods for identifying gifted children, introducing innovations and startups in education.
"These meetings once again proved that Israel is a model for Ukraine, the experience of this young state can easily be borrowed and implemented into Ukrainian realities. We learned a lot about interesting perspectives and steps to improve Ukrainian education. I hope that they will be implemented soon, "said Oleg Vishnyakov, Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in the Western region of Ukraine.
In particular, on the first day of the visit, Lilia Grinevich visited one of Tel-Aviv schools - "ORT Singalovski", where advanced approaches to learning are applied. Representatives of the school administration introduced the Minister of Education of Ukraine with their methods that help develop the children's creative abilities and, in general, reveal their potential.
An important conversation was between Lilia Grinevich and her colleague - Minister of Education of Israel Naftali Bennett. He said: "The peculiarity of Israeli education lies in the fact that it is "informal "and focuses on the responsibility of the child. For example, an important role is played by teenage movements. At the age of 15, I have already led large groups of peers to campaigns, took responsibility for their welfare. Also, the army plays an important role, after which the Israeli men and women are formed as persons, who are sure that everything is in their force. And this confidence turns into \the basis for the creation of unique technologies and inventions."