The Mandel Program for Academic Leadership aims to assemble a group of leaders among position-holders at academic institutions, including universities and colleges, who are experts in the field of teaching practice. This group will lead the process of changing and improving teacher training on the whole, and practical teaching experience in particular – in the spirit of clinical training.
The program was founded as a partnership between the Department for Teacher Training in the Education Workers’ Administration of the Ministry of Education, the Council for Higher Education and the Mandel Foundation-Israel.
The Mandel Foundation was founded in 1953 by brothers Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel of Cleveland, Ohio, with the primary mission of helping provide outstanding leadership for the nonprofit world. The Foundation focuses on leadership development, supporting the Humanities, Jewish life and urban revitalization.
The principal purpose of the program is to create synergy between the research, application and design of relevant policies. It will operate as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) whose members are active partners in the learning and development process. One of the program’s goals is to draft and publish a collection of articles together with senior researchers from Israel and around the world.