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Oranim Academic College

EducationHaifa, Israel
About: Oranim Academic College is a education organization based out in Haifa, Israel. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Semitic languages & Teacher education. The organization has 166 authors who have published 347 publications receiving 6477 citations.


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02 Aug 2010-PLOS ONE
TL;DR: In this article, the authors combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists.
Abstract: The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists. We also assessed overall spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and identified major changes and threats. Our results listed approximately 17,000 marine species occurring in the Mediterranean Sea. However, our estimates of marine diversity are still incomplete as yet—undescribed species will be added in the future. Diversity for microbes is substantially underestimated, and the deep-sea areas and portions of the southern and eastern region are still poorly known. In addition, the invasion of alien species is a crucial factor that will continue to change the biodiversity of the Mediterranean, mainly in its eastern basin that can spread rapidly northwards and westwards due to the warming of the Mediterranean Sea. Spatial patterns showed a general decrease in biodiversity from northwestern to southeastern regions following a gradient of production, with some exceptions and caution due to gaps in our knowledge of the biota along the southern and eastern rims. Biodiversity was also generally higher in coastal areas and continental shelves, and decreases with depth. Temporal trends indicated that overexploitation and habitat loss have been the main human drivers of historical changes in biodiversity. At present, habitat loss and degradation, followed by fishing impacts, pollution, climate change, eutrophication, and the establishment of alien species are the most important threats and affect the greatest number of taxonomic groups. All these impacts are expected to grow in importance in the future, especially climate change and habitat degradation. The spatial identification of hot spots highlighted the ecological importance of most of the western Mediterranean shelves (and in particular, the Strait of Gibraltar and the adjacent Alboran Sea), western African coast, the Adriatic, and the Aegean Sea, which show high concentrations of endangered, threatened, or vulnerable species. The Levantine Basin, severely impacted by the invasion of species, is endangered as well. This abstract has been translated to other languages (File S1).

1,326 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the importance student teachers attribute to the practical experience of their teacher education program, the practicum, was investigated and the main findings show that the practice is evaluated highly by a large majority of students; however, students find importance in the more theoretical aspects of their education as well.
Abstract: The focus of this paper is the importance student teachers attribute to the practical experience of their teacher education program, the practicum Four hundred and eighty student teachers from the largest teacher education institution in Israel responded to a questionnaire with 68 closed items asking for their evaluation of various components of the teacher education program in relation to preparing them for teaching, and about sources for support during the practicum The main findings show that the practicum is evaluated highly by a large majority of students; however, students find importance in the more theoretical aspects of their education as well Institutional‐based supervisors of the practicum were perceived by student teachers to provide the strongest support, alongside peers and school‐based mentors School principals were perceived not to be supportive of student teachers during the practicum The findings align with previous research in terms of importance of the practical aspects in prepara

290 citations

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TL;DR: A literature survey explores how the conceptual framework is itself conceptualised and explained as discussed by the authors, drawing upon experience of conducting programs for doctoral candidates and supervisors, field-tested models illustrate how conceptual frameworks may be devised and used.
Abstract: The conceptual framework is alluded to in most serious texts on research, described in some and fully explained in few. However, examiners of doctoral theses devote considerable attention to exploring its function within social science doctoral vivas. A literature survey explores how the conceptual framework is itself conceptualised and explained. Drawing upon experience of conducting programmes for doctoral candidates and supervisors, field‐tested models illustrate how conceptual frameworks may be devised and used.

263 citations

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TL;DR: This article examined the differences between the expertise of teacher educators and novice teachers and found that even though there is much overlap in the expertise, there are also distinct differences of importance to the current discussion on standards and education for teacher educators.

208 citations

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TL;DR: The Arab language version of the Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ) was administered to 2,893 Arab adolescents in eight Arab societies and the results showed that all parenting styles differed across Arab societies as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: The Arab language version of the Parental Authority Questionnaire was administered to 2,893 Arab adolescents in eight Arab societies. Results show that all parenting styles differed across Arab societies. Cluster analysis revealed three combined parenting patterns: inconsistent (permissive and authoritarian), controlling (authoritarian and authoritative), and flexible (authoritative and permissive). The mean score of the authoritarian style was higher among males, whereas the mean score of the authoritative style was higher among females. First-born adolescents reported higher level permissive parenting than other adolescents. The effects of urbanization, parents’ education, and the family economic level on parenting were minor.

183 citations


Authors

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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Maria Polinsky361705178
Kari Smith28982851
Zohar Eviatar27852186
Yoram Gerchman24723337
Marwan Dwairy24371938
Mila Schwartz22661324
Larissa Aronin1649769
Nurit Gur-Yaish16311178
Shai Shafir1621907
Ora Aviezer1422955
Penny Ur13253489
Shosh Leshem1120916
Janina Kahn-Horwitz1119332
Victor Moin1121388
Smadar Dolev1013587
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
202311
202217
202145
202037
201931
201830