Kaleidoscope is educational approach devoted to promoting appreciation the value of diversity and respect between individuals of different cultures.
The mission of Kaleidoscope is help educators, students of ages and parents to develop
- the spirit of diversity
- social skills that contribute to respect between peoples of different cultures
- ethical values
- appreciation for roles as citizens.
Kaleidoscope achieves is goals by fostering the development of social skills such as empathy and through interactive activities which students of different cultures – Ethiopian and native Israeli, religious and secular, Arab and Jewish and students of special and general education tracks – learn about each other and develop at positive association with being together.
The Kaleidoscope approach reaches is goal through:
Exercises + Processing
The Rosh Pina Mainstreaming Network is non-profit organization founded in Israel in 1992 in effort to promote, their development of social and emotional competencies that help individuals, children in particular, appreciate difference and to accept the “other.” Founded on research, these goals are achieved in context of Kaleidoscope approach which the kaleidoscope, as ongoing motif which to reflect on multiple identities and feelings, their variety of populations in our communities and on dynamics of diversity. The approach is integrated in variety of programs called Kaleidoscope Initiatives are implemented within Arab and Jewish communities throughout Israel and in educational settings throughout the world.
An external professional evaluation of approach, proved that Kaleidoscope succeeds in developing, their spirit and skills of diversity. It effectively combines the principles and social skills with components – of self and the tools with to change behaviors, and interaction with to create mechanism that succeeds in promoting readiness to learn about and meet individuals are different and that readiness is generalized to new unknown populations. The achievements of The Rosh Pina Mainstreaming Network have helped foster on relationships and cooperative efforts within municipalities, educationals authorities and pedagogic centers the Israel and abroad. It inception, approximately 40,000 children, parents and educators participated in variety of Kaleidoscope initiatives. In light of achievements, Kaleidoscope’s Found Director, Chana Reifman Zweiter, as award Bonei Zion Prize at Knesset in 2015 for contribution to diversity education in Israel.