Education for excellence is considered important for personal self-fulfillment and for the development of society. The presentation starts with various definitions of excellence. Different educational projects are briefly described and analyzed. The presentation closes with a discussion of possible problems and limitations related to education for excellence.
is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Haifa. She is former Dean of the School of Education at the University of Haifa, and past President of Tel-Hai Academic College. The major fields of research and teaching of Prof. Ben-Peretz include curriculum studies, especially the interactions between teachers and curriculum materials; curriculum policy and evaluation; issues of teacher education, especially reform of teacher education programs; teacher thinking with a focus on learning from experience; the culture of teachers and teaching; policy making in education. She has been a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at American, Canadian and European universities. She authored numerous articles and chapters in books, as well as several books. In 1997, Professor Ben-Peretz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of outstanding contribution to curriculum studies over an extended period of time, Division B, Curriculum Studies, of the American Educational Research Association. In 2006 she was awarded the Israel Prize for Research in Education.