Senior Research Scholar and Team Leader, Employment Team (Systems Group)
Developing and Measuring Soft Skills in the Changing World of Work – Literature Review
This report presents a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on the subject of the soft skills needed in the changing world of work. The review examines the varied definitions of soft skills, their contribution to success in the labor market, and the extent to which they can be acquired and/or improved via targeted interventions.
Children and Youth
Improving the Absorption of Ethiopian Israelis – Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Services: Findings and Insights from the Follow-Up of Activities among Families and Young Adults
In 2008 the Government of Israel decided to formulate an overall program to improve the absorption of Ethiopian Israelis. The ministries involved were: Immigrant Absorption; Housing and Construction; Industry, Trade and Labor; Education, Culture and Sport; and Social Affairs and Social Services (MSAS). In this connection, in 2010 the MSAS began to implement a Five-Year […]
Children and Youth
Evaluation of the Family Guidance Program for Families in Distress in Yokneam and the Megiddo Regional Council
The Family Guidance Program aims to help families with multiple difficulties extricate themselves from the cycle of distress and dependency on social services through a comprehensive intervention based on family strengths. The goal of the evaluation was to contribute to further program development.
Aviram, A., Ronen, Y., Somekh, S., Winer, A., & Sarid, A. (2008). Self-regulated personalized learning (srpl): Developing iclass’s pedagogical model. eLearning Papers, 9(9), 1-17.
Somekh, S., Almog, Y., & Nijim-Ektelat, F. (2018). When cultural differences make a difference: The case of community change in an Arab community in Israel. In N. Walzer, & L. Weaver (Eds.), Using collective impact to bring community change (pp. 156-174). New York: Routledge.
Aharon Aviram, Yael Ronen, Smadar Somekh, Igal Dotan (2007), iClass: ICT and the New Horizons for SRPL (Self-Regulate Personalized Learning), Proceeding of Designing the School of Tomorrow: Advanced Technologies in Education Symposium, Athens, November 9-10 2007, pp. 11-49.
Somekh, S. (2008). iClass Evaluation Report, Deliverable 3.2 of iClass project, supported by the European Commission FP6 (Contract IST-184.108.40.206-507922).
Aviram, A., Ronen, Y., Somekh, S., Schellas, Y., Dotan, I. & Winer A. (2007). iClass Pedagogical Model and Guidelines, Deliverable 3.1 of iClass project, supported by the European Commission FP6 (Contract IST-220.127.116.11-507922).