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Kibbutzim College

Established in 1939, Kibbutzim College of Education was envisioned as the source of educational leadership for the kibbutz movement. The founders wished to propagate progressive approaches to Judaism, values of social justice, democracy, environmental conservation and interpersonal mutual responsibility. These are the mainstays of a humanitarian and democratic society.

The Mofet Institute

The Mofet Institute is a national inter-collegial center for the research and development of programs in teacher education and teaching in the colleges. The Institute constitutes a unique framework both in Israel and worldwide for supporting teacher educators’ professional development.  It was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization with the support of the department of teacher education at the Ministry of Education, and has enjoyed a close professional connection with this department ever since.

Beit Berl College

Beit Berl College (BBC), one of Israel’s oldest and largest public colleges, is a multidisciplinary and multicultural leading academic institution in the areas of education, society and the arts. BBC was fully licensed as an academic college in 1979. Jews and Arabs work and study side by side at BBC, where education is considered a means for improving educational achievements, effecting social change and advancing social justice.

Kaye Academic College

Kaye College is located in Beersheba, in the southern periphery of Israel, and serves a yearly number of 4,000 students in B.Ed, M.Ed, M.Teach programs and teachers in various courses for professional development.

The served population is socio-economically and ethnically diverse, including religious and secular Jews, Ethiopian and former Soviet Union immigrants, Bedouin (about 48% of all students), and Arab students.

University of Bucharest

The University of Bucharest is a leading academic centre and a significant point of reference in society, and it adheres to the principles of academic integrity and critical thinking. The University is one the leading higher education institutions in Romania and South-East Europe by actively contributing through research and teaching to the development and use of knowledge. The University's main objective is to offer high-quality academic programmes and research facilities, and becoming a forefront of research and teaching.

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is the leading research-led university in the South West peninsular of the UK and was recognised by the prestigious invitation in 2012 to join the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The result of the 2014 REF exercise confirms Exeter's position as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities – over 80% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent. More recently, the Leiden University World Rankings 2016, positioned Exeter 35th internationally, 8th in Europe and 6th in the UK. 

Tallinn University

Tallinn University (TLU) is Estonia’s largest university, and is a leader in the field of teacher education and induction. Teacher education in Estonia has for some years focused on developing support structures for novice teachers in the early stages of their career. In Estonia, TLU’s support program for novice teachers is part of the national teacher education curriculum since 2004.

Gordon Academic College of Education

The goal of The Gordon Academic College is to train teachers, educators and leaders innovatively in education and teaching while integrating community involvement. The College promotes academic excellence based on the newest theories, incorporating the most advanced technology and practical trials in teaching. 

The College of Sakhnin

Sakhnin College is located in the center of the Galilee, among the communities of Emek Yezreel and the Western Galileel. Within a radius of a twenty-minute drive there are more than 350,000 Arab residents and within a forty-minute drive there are more than 550,000 Arab residents. The College provides professional career counseling in order to assist the students to overcome difficulties and barriers that may arise, and help them to knowledgeably and wisely select a suitable professional direction within the higher education system.

Talpiot Academic College

Talpiot College was established 80 years ago as a teacher training institute, a source of educational leadership for the Religious Zionist community in Israel. Its founders believed that teacher training was a national challenge, a credo that still guides the college's policy. Talpiot aims to train educators whose values are planted in Jewish roots, open to others, and aware of the changes taking place in our globalized world. The use of updated teaching methods and technologies for the 21st century skills - fostering critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and leadership among its students - is central in the College. The academic administration in the College applies quality control mechanisms, and encourages academic research in education, society and in the various disciplines taught in the college.

The University of Salzburg (Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg)

The Paris-Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS) is a University with four faculties (catholic theology, law, cultural and social sciences, natural science) and a school of education. The Department of Education is part of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences. The expertise of the key person, Jean-Luc Patry, is, among others, in values education with a special focus on combining values and knowledge education with a particular model, “Values and Knowledge Education” (VaKE), which can be used in teacher training as well as in other educational contexts. Other domains of expertise are social interaction (particularly situation specificity), theory-practice relationship, subjective theories, and research methods. PLUS has participated in EU projects, many of which relevant for PROTECH.