Israel’s education secret: It’s not the schools | Joanne

Israel is a global leader in technology, despite its small size, writes Naftali Bennett, a former high-tech CEO and now Minister of Education, in the Wall Street Journal. A “shadow education system” teaches young Israelis to be entrepreneurs.

Israeli teens lead younger children in youth groups, then serve in the military at the age of 18.

The first component is the Jewish heritage of debate, he writes. Religious Jews study the Talmud, a collection of analyses of the legal code, by debating questions in pairs. Students “analyse issues from all directions, finding different solutions,” he…

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