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ILT establishes partnership with university in Israel

by Rosalind Horowitz, ILT    |    January 17, 2017

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Dr. Rosalind Horowitz, professor in the Departments of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching (ILT) and Educational Psychology, traveled to Beersheba, Israel, to meet with the faculty, students, and president of Kaye Academic College during the Winter Break. This visit inaugurated a creative partnership between Kaye Academic College and UTSA, which will allow Horowitz to team teach and conduct research on border literacy. 

Pre-service teachers in the Negev in South Israel and South Texas will explore their histories and its influence on identity development, bi-nationalism, and their aspirations for English literacy teaching. Kaye Academic College is situated 20 miles from the Israeli border and includes students from locations across the world and of all faiths, including Muslim, Jewish, Christian students, who study in harmony. All students aspire to teach English at the high school level with the belief that English is the pathway to advancement in work and life. This partnership will be developed over the next 10 years and will serve as a means for research and acquiring new knowledge that can inform the development of border pedagogy--the education and training of teachers who serve emergent bilingual border populations.

Pictured above are Professors Horowitz and Narkiss, accompanied by students in a Post-Colonial English Class at Kaye Academic College on December 25th 2016.

Photo: Dr. Rosalind Horowitz pictured with Dr. Lea Kozminsky, president of Kaye Academic Teachers College in Beersheba, Israel, on December 25th 2016.

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