chapter  5
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In summary

ByYoram Harpaz

In this chapter, the author provides a brief interview of poet Yehuda Amichai, who is considered to be Israel’s greatest modern poet. At times, educational innovators are like poets. They imagine an exciting educational scene—children joyously learning, alone and in groups, questioning, exploring, and creating. Their body temperature rises, they become infatuated and are pushed to establish a new educational environment, an “alternative” one. Education is an exciting occupation. Adults are eager to influence the minds and spirits of young people and create educational environments where they can realize their pedagogical fantasies, their own ideal image. The education system has lost its self-confidence and direction. Indiscriminately, it supports varied and divergent educational initiatives.