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Results of Professional Surveys

Athena Fund's programs are accompanied by professional surveys.

Following are the results of the surveys:


2020 - The Use of Technology During the Coronavirus Pandemic Among 

Educational Staff in Special Education and Regular Education

This study examined how laptops and iPads, received by regular
and special education teachers from Athena Fund and its partners,
allow teachers to adapt themselves to the distance teaching challenge,
continue their teaching routines, and communicate with their students.
The study was conducted among 711 educators (90.0% women),
who were given laptops or iPads for their work by Athena Fund.  

The survey is being translated into English. You can read a short summary here 


2018 - The impact of the use of the iPad on special education staff and students.

This is a preliminary study (pilot study) conducted by Prof. Adina Shamir and Dr. Sigal Eden of Bar-Ilan University, Dr. Maggie Navon and Athena Fund. According to the pilot study, 78.4% of the special education teachers who received iPads say that the iPad affected the teaching. 57.6% believe that the iPad improved the teaching, 47.8% emphasize the convenience and accessibility of the iPad, 41.1% think that the iPad increases motivation and enjoyment, 29.1% believe that learning is active and interactive, and 21.4% believe that the iPad promotes learning and skills. 94.5% are satisfied with their training, and 67.6% ask for additional training. Teachers who have received personal training on the iPad, use and control it more in comparison to teachers who did not receive personal training.”

 This survey was also published by the Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 18(2), 131-159.

2015 - A survey of 500 teachers in the WIZO youth villages.

The survey was conducted by WIZO.

A survey conducted in 2015 by Dr. Ora Landau, Deputy Director of Education, World WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization) among 500 teachers in youth villages, showed that over 60% of the teachers noted that the laptop allowed for great improvement in the teaching process, and greatly helped them remain up-to-date in knowledge related to their work. Teachers used the laptops to find information in their professional field, such as articles and exercises, and prepare lesson materials, such as presentations and demonstrations. The laptops also contributed to improving the teacher’s status.

To view the survey results click here.


2008/2011 - A survey of 300 teachers in schools in the cities of Arad, Be'er Sheva and Yeruham.

The survey was conducted by Dr. Uzi Melamed, Ex-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Mofet Institute.

The survey conducted in 2008 and 2011 among 300 teachers in southern Israel,  revealed that 99% of participating teachers reported an improvement in their status in the classroom. The number of weekly classes in which teachers used the computers as teaching tools increased sevenfold. Further, the number of weekly classes in which students were given tasks requiring computer usage increased fourfold. The laptops helped teachers improve their teaching methods and incorporate a variety of new approaches. Teachers said that using computers as part of the learning process helped improve student achievement and behavior. The teachers used the computers and the knowledge they gained to prepare learning materials, utilize class time effectively, and to find information for teaching purposes. In addition, improved computer skills strengthened the teacher’s status in both the classroom and among colleagues, friends and family.

To view the survey results click here.