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High school in Israel receives National Education Awards due to implementation of Consciousness-Based Education
by Global Good News staff writer
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14 July 2010
After implementing Consciousness-Based Education, including the Transcendental Meditation Programme, a high school in Israel that previously struggled with violence and poor academic achievement received the National Education Award in 2008 and 2009.
'We received second place in the National Education Awards [in 2008] because of the way we tackled the discipline problem,' a school administrator said recently. 'This is because of meditation—meditation is at the core of everything we did.'
In 2009 the high school received third place in the National Education Awards.
The Education Award Committee justified the decision in these words:
'The Award was given to the school for its programme in preventing violence and improving the school's environment based on the Consciousness-Based Education programme.
'This Consciousness-Based Education is based upon the development of both students' and teachers' abilities and uncovers the unlimited creative potential of the human being.
'The programme prevents the problems by tackling them at the root and provides the base for actualization of the scholastic aspirations of the students, teachers, and parents.
'The most important element of the Consciousness-Based Education programme is the Transcendental Meditation Programme. It is a simple, natural mental technique that improves behaviour and the ability to learn.
'It elicits success and enjoyment in learning, creates a focused atmosphere in the classroom, improves academic achievement, increases self-esteem, reduces violence and chaos, and increases teacher satisfaction in their work.
'The teachers, school board, and parents are involved at all levels of the programme, and closely follow the process in the school.'
Please also see Global Good News articles:
Transcendental Meditation transforms school in Israel
Students and teachers in Israel praise benefits of Transcendental Meditation
Israel: Discipline problems, violence recede in school where students practise Transcendental Meditation
Calm, peaceful atmosphere replaces fighting at school in Israel.
In the coming days Global Good News will continue to feature comments from students, teachers, and administrators about the benefits of Consciousness-Based Education at the school.
* This report was featured on the 14 July 2010 Maharishi Global Family Chat, broadcast daily via Internet webcast on the Maharishi Channel, Channel 3. Podcasts of the daily Global Family Chat (audio track) are also now available for automatic download, via an RSS feed.
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