ARNON, ABRAHAM


ARNON, ABRAHAM
ARNON, ABRAHAM (1887–1960), educationalist. Arnon was born in Cherikov, Belorussia. He studied both in ḥeder and in the local secular Russian school, and in 1912 graduated in economics from the High School of Commerce and Economies in Kiev. In 1913 he immigrated to Ereẓ Israel and taught in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. From 1922 to 1931 he was principal of the Laemel School in Jerusalem and active in the Hebrew Teachers' Association. In 1933 he was appointed inspector of schools and in 1948 chief inspector. On the establishment of the State he was appointed a member of the executive of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and from 1953 to 1955 was chief inspector for schools. He contributed numerous articles to pedagogical journals on topical problems of education. He was awarded the Israel Prize for education in 1960.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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