Applications are being invited for?? an?? educational?? development?? fellowship jointly?? being?? offered by the Government of?? Israel and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural?? Organisation (UNESCO).

The fellowship is open to high-level educational staff at the regional or national levels, school principals, counsellors, lecturers at teacher-training?? institutions?? and researchers in the relevant fields.??

It will cover an international course entitled: Educational Methodologies – Youth at Risk: Preventing Student ??Dropouts and Facilitating Reintegration.

??The fellowship will be held at the Aharon Ofri International Training Centre in Israel, from January 17 to February 17, next year.

The course, among other objectives, seeks to: train participants to successfully ??create a relationship of mutual trust with youth, ??in order to enable ??their reintegration into the educational system; help individual youth develop and realise their potential; reduce alienation?? from the community and society?? and plan educational services and interventions for at-risk youth between 12 – 18 years.

In terms of qualifications, applicants must be high-ranking educators in the above mentioned categories; must be proficient in reading and writing in the language of instruction (if the language of instruction is not the applicant’s mother tongue, a certificate of language proficiency must be provided, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, ‘, NULL, NULL, 0); must be no more than 50 years?? old, and in good?? physical and mental health.

The Government of Israel will sponsor registration and tuition, accommodation and health insurance and basic medical care, exclusive of dental care, glasses and chronic illnesses; while UNESCO will cover international travel expenses at the most economical levels and a one-time special allowance of US $100.

Expenses related to visa processing fees, accommodation, meals and insurance during transit and, or prolonged stay in Israel are not covered by the fellowship.

Application forms may?? be collected from?? the Planning and Research and International Relations sections of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, and must?? be returned?? to the UNESCO Secretary-General, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, no later than Wednesday, November 3.

They should be completed in duplicate, and must be accompanied by two 4 x 6 photographs, notarised (certified) copies of diplomas(s) and a certificate of language proficiency. Health certificates will only be required from candidates shortlisted by the Ministry.

The fellowship is highly competitive, and, therefore, only candidates with the necessary qualifications and who demonstrate outstanding academic, intellectual promise and personal qualities will have a chance of being selected.

Candidates who have not been informed of their selection up to 15 days prior to the start of the course should consider their application to have been unsuccessful. cgaskin@barbados.gov.bb

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