Ensuring our future with math and science

The outgoing director-general of the Davidson Institute of Science Education drives home some hard truths

By TALI KORD
April 27, 2017 15:13
Dr. Ariel Heimann

Dr. Ariel Heimann, former director-general of the Davidson Institute of Science Education. (photo credit: ITAY BELSON)

 
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"As a country we don’t fully realize how dangerous this threat is,” says Dr. Ariel Heimann, former director-general of the Davidson Institute of Science Education (the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute), “Everyone keeps talking about the Iranian threat, but it’s not so certain a bomb will ever reach us. What is certain, however, is that without Israeli science, we have no Israeli future.”

After serving for almost 10 years as the director-general of one of the top science education institutes in the country, Heimann pinpoints the dangers of the growing shortage in science teachers in schools, and to potential ways out of this situation.

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