Research Scholar, Arab Population Team (Systems Group)
Research scholar, Arab Population Team, Systems Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dganit Levi has worked at MJB since 1999. Currently, her primary research area is the integration of individuals from the periphery and minority groups into higher education, with the emphasis on Arab integration into academia. Her interest in children and youth at risk led her to specialize in the integration of children, youth, and immigrant youngsters. She has considerable experience in the evaluation of complex programs and multifaceted data collection.
Dganit holds a BA in education, sociology, and anthropology, and an MA in the sociology of education, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7429.
Integrating Bedouin into Higher Education – An Evaluation of the Gateway to Academia Pilot at Sapir College
The goal of the study was to help the Planning and Budgeting Committee decide if the pilot should be continued and adopted as a program over time at additional institutions of higher learning.
Integration of Young Ethiopian Israelis into Higher Education: Contributing Factors and Barriers
The goal of this project was to learn how Ethiopian-Israeli students perceive successful integration into academic studies.
Preparing Ethiopian-Israeli Youth for Military Service
The goal of this research is to identify programmatic directions and recommend policy to improve the preparation of Ethiopian Israelis for military service, and thereby lead to improved quality of their service.
The Integration of Ethiopian-Israeli Adolescent Boys
The current study is the first to examine the factors that contribute to the gap between the Ethiopian-Israeli boys and the girls.
Quality Standards for Youth Centers
This manual offers standards for best-practice implementation of youth centers. The standards were developed as part of 360° – The National Program for Children and Youth at Risk, in collaboration with JDC-Ashalim and the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute.
Services and Programs for Adolescents and Young Adults at High Risk: An Integrative Analysis of Studies on the Work of the Division of Correctional Services at the Ministry of Social Affairs
Wraparound Program for Youth in the Care of the Juvenile Probation Service
The goal of the study was to examine implementation of Wraparound and its contribution to the participants, as a basis on which to improve the program for further dissemination.
Mehasut le-Atzma’ut (From Dependence to Independence) : Support for Former Wards of the Youth Protection Authority
First and Second Generations of Immigrant Youth from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union – Similarities and Differences
Findings from a national survey, the first to compare youth who had immigrated from the FSU and Ethiopia with youth who were born to immigrant families from those countries, i.e., the first and second generations of immigrant youth.
Characteristics and Needs of Minors in the Care of the Juvenile Probation Service
The study goal was to help decision makers in the JPS learn about and understand the main characteristics and needs of its target population, in order to develop informed policy to improve the interventions provided and develop the necessary programs.
Immigrant Youth in Israel – the Current Situation
Comprehensive study aimed at providing up-to-date information about immigrant youth from various countries.
Israel Emergency Campaign (IEC) Initiative of the United Jewish Communities (UJC/Jewish Federations of North America) after the Second Lebanon War: Evaluation of the Initiative for Children and Youth
The current report summarizes the findings from the evaluation conducted of the Initiative for Children and Youth in the Galilee and Gaza Border Areas.
National Study of Primary and Junior High School Practices to Advance Low-Achieving Students: Final Report
This survey maps the array of activities for low achievers at primary and junior high schools in Israel.
Needs of and Services for Children and Youth in Galilee and Gaza Border Communities – Findings of the Survey of Parents from the Evaluation of the Initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America
Following the Second Lebanon War the Jewish Federations of North America launched an Initiative to respond to the ensuing needs of children and youth, which was implemented via JDC-Israel/Ashalim, the Jewish Agency, and the Israel Trauma Coalition.
From Risk to Opportunity – A Project for Immigrant Youth: Findings of an Evaluation Study
From Risk to Opportunity is a project aimed at immigrant youth aged 12–18, who are potentially at risk from the combined crises of adolescence and immigration. The report presents findings from an evaluation study conducted in three cities – Hadera, Ashkelon, and Nazerat Illit (Upper Nazareth).
Opportunities for NGO Involvement in the Education of Disadvantaged Children and Youth in Israel: Future Directions for Youth Renewal Fund
Youth Renewal Fund commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to conduct a study, that would serve as a basis for their strategic planning process, designed to focus on their optimal role in the changing reality of the Israeli educational system.
The Ethiopian National Project: An Evaluation Study of the SPACE Program – Scholastic Assistance, Youth Centers 2005/6–2006/7: Executive Summary
The SPACE (School Performance and Community Empowerment) program was established in 2004, in order to provide a solution for the needs of the Ethiopian-Israeli community.