The number of teachers above the age of 50 has gone up in the last decade while the number under the age of 29 has gone down, according to figures released, Monday, by the Central Bureau of Statistics to mark the beginning of the school year. The aging of the Israeli teaching force is faster, in general, than that of other developed countries, particularly at the high school level. Fewer young teachers are entering the system.
During the same period, the number of teachers with advanced degrees (Masters or higher) has risen significantly. The increase has been recorded in both the Hebrew and Arab sector.