Training curriculum for school principals

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  About the program


The training program for school principals at Bar-Ilan University covers one year, totaling 600 hours. Training is conducted in cooperation and coordination with the Avnei Rasha Institute.  Recruitment of candidates for the program is under the responsibility of the Avnei Rasha Institute.


Breakdown of training hours over the year (total 600 hours)

Peer workshop

Personal conversations - individual guide

Personal conversations - school principal

Unique activities:

Simulation day

Field trips


Practical training

Classroom lessons

50 h

15 h

15 h

70 h

150 h

300 h


Practical training:


One of the key questions in the process of training of principals concerns the transformation of acquired knowledge and skills into knowledge and skills that gain expression in the principal's work. Practical training is based on active simulation of these processes.

In this context, meaningful learning allows the practical application of concepts and ideas learned in the course. Practical training brings together theory and practice in the work of the principal, with emphasis on identifying, understanding, development, and implementation of moral, pedagogical, and administrative meanings in school and in the community.

Classroom curriculum (300 hours)

Year of study: 2012, Monday 8:30 - 17:30
Summer semester follows the concentrated schedule
Dr. Chen Schechter - Academic Director of the training program school principals

Course number

Course title

Lecturer name


Instruction and leading of teams in introducing change

Dr. Orly Shapira


Economics of education, financial and budget management of schools

Dr. Iris Ben - David Hadar


Development of pedagogical leadership and school vision

Ms. Delilah Ashkenazi


School and its ties with the surrounding community - interactions are necessary, desirable, and possible

Ms. Dalit Stauber


Systemic thinking and learning as a driving force behind the development and change in school

Dr. Chen Schechter


Development of managerial decision-making skills in complex situations

Mr. Arie Arazi


Shaping of educational philosophy, development of self-efficacy, and time management

Dr. Yechiel Sherman


Educational administration from a legal perspective

Dr. Israel Gilat


Development of assessment culture as an engine for school advancement

Ms. Ariela Israeli


Development of leadership and administration skills in social-communal education

Ms. Hanna Schwarz


Peer workshop

Ms. Shula Manor

Dr. Eyal Kaminka