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High school high-level Physics in the last 4 decades 1975-2014 in Israel: Changes and implications

Researchers
Eyal Sinai , Ruty Hanan , Prof. Orit Hazzan
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Sinai Eyal , Hanan Ruty , Hazzan Orit . High school high-level Physics in the last 4 decades 1975-2014 in Israel: Changes and implications Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2014. https://www.neaman.org.il/EN/High-school-high-level-Physics-4decades-Changes-implications
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This position paper presents and analyzes the changes that took place in high-level Physics matriculation exams during the last 40 years: 1975-2014. 

Section A reviews the changes in the scope and depth of the material included in the matriculation exam.

Section B analyzes the changes in the contents on which the matriculation exam focuses and the characteristics of the exam questions.

 Section C presents the number of pupils who study the high-level Physics in light of the above changes.

In the conclusion, we present the implications of these changes of the essence of high school high-level Physics, its teaching process and target, the characteristics of the pupils who study it, and the overall meaning of teaching and learning high school high-level Physics in Israel.   

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