Janusz Korczak as perceived in education and art

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This article examines the similarities and differences between Janusz Korczak’s concept of the teacher and the concept of the teacher in contemporary Israel. It also examines the correspondence between Korczak the man, his principles, and educational endeavours, as well as his portrayal in painting and sculpture. The findings show that the more freely a teacher feels able to work within the education system, the greater the satisfaction. This trend was evident in all three satisfaction criteria: decision-making, general satisfaction, and satisfaction with the students. The findings show that teachers and principals see their role in the way portrayed in the works of art commemorating Korczak and his educational work. This teacher, educational leader and visionary remains relevant to this day, and perhaps now, more than ever.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)870-904
Number of pages35
JournalIsrael affairs
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2021


  • Israel
  • Janusz Korczak
  • commemoration
  • education
  • educator
  • hands-on experience
  • leader
  • memory
  • vision


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