פרופ' עמרם וולנסקי

מנהלת ביה"ס לחינוך סגל אקדמי בכיר
פרופ' עמרם וולנסקי
טלפון פנימי: 03-6407622
פקס: 09-7408639

קורות חיים

Date and place of birth:          March 6, 1947, Ramat-Gan.

Military service:                      1965-1968    

Marital status:                         Married

 

Education:

BA Education & Criminology, 1971 – 1974 Bar-Ilan University Israel

MA Criminology, 1974 – 1978, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
 
PhD Wolfson College 1988 – 1991 University of Oxford, UK
 
Visiting Fellow 1995 Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA

Visiting Fellow 1997 University of British Columbia, Canada
 
Visiting Fellow 2006 Centre for Institutional Research and Development, Hong Kong

  

Master’s thesis:              The Work with Street Gangs – Needs, Means and System Functioning

Supervisors:                    Teichman Meir. and Fishman Gidon.

Doctoral dissertation:     Order Out of Disorder: The ”Pendulum Syndrome” of  Centralization and Decentralization Processes in Education – The Case of England and Wales.

Supervisor:                     Phillips David.

 

1970 – 1973

Prison Authority

 

Teacher and Youth Consultant

 

1973 – 1975

Community Center

Petach Tikva

Head

 

1975 – 1978

Ministry of Education & Culture

High Risk Youth Department

 

Regional Supervisor

 

1978 – 1980

Ministry of Education & Culture

High Risk Youth Department

 

National Supervisor

1980 – 1986

Ministry of Education & Culture

High Risk Youth Department

 

Head

1986 – 1988

Ministry of Education & Culture

Planning and Evaluation Division

 

Head

1992 – 1995

Ben Gurion University

Department of Education

Part-time Teacher

(moreh min-ha’hutz)

 

1991 - 2007

Tel-Aviv University

School of Education

Part-time Teacher

(moreh min-ha’hutz)

 

2008-present

Tel-Aviv University

School of Education

Adjunct  Associate Professor

2008 - present

Tel-Aviv University

School of Education

Head of Executive MA in Leadership & Management Program

2011 - present

Tel-Aviv University

School of Education

Head of Education Policy Program

1992 – 2001 (excl. 1997-1998)

 

Ministry of Education

Advisor on higher education to four Ministers of Education

1991 – 1998

Ministry of Education

Planning & Evaluation Division

 

Head of Division

1999-2003

Ministry of Education

Planning & Evaluation Division

Deputy Director General

2005- 2007

Achva College

Advanced education studies

Part time lecturer

2004- 2008

Mandel School, Jerusalem

The senior officials program for civil servants

Consultant

2006 -

Time to Know, Ramat-Gan

ICT R&D Program in Education

Head of Strategic Planning Committee

2007-2008

Legacy Heritage Fund

New York

Consultant

2010-present

MLA

School of Education

Lecturer and from 2011 head of Management division studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Active Participation In Scientific Meetings

April 2000             “Globalization of Higher Education” Conference on Higher Education, Capetown

May 2000              “The Opening of the Gates in Israel: Democratization of Higher Education and Peace Education” – Paper presented at an International Conference on Peace Education, Tromso, Norway

April 2001             “From Experiment to Educational Policy: The Transition to School-Based Management in Israeli Schools” – Paper presented at an international conference, Israel

April 2001             Chairperson, “School-Based Management”, an International Conference, Israel

October 2004        "Education Leadership in Pluralistic Societies: The Case of Israel" – Paper presented at the CCEAM Conference, Hong Kong

June 2005              “Education Strategy for Inclusion Policy of Disadvantaged Youth -
A New Perspectives of the Israeli Case” – Paper presented at the Conference on Quality Education for Children from Socially Disadvantaged Settings, Bratislava

January 2007         "School autonomy for school improvement – The case of Israel" Annual World ICSEI Congress, Portoroz, Slovenia.

January 2008         "School Improvement and School Partnership:
Who Controls the Pedagogic Agenda? The Case of Israel"
Annual World ICSEI Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

May 2008             "Is there a Need for  a New Paradigm of  Tertiary Education in Israel?", A joint conference of School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Council of Higher Education, Neaman Institute and Sapir Forum.

October 2008        "Higher Education Challenges",  Annual meeting of Scientific Research Forum, Van-leer, Jerusalem

February 2010  "International Conference on 1-to-1 in education – Current Practices, International Comparative Research Evidence and Policy Implications" Paper presented: The Case of Israel, Vienna.

June 2010 – Metal Conference, "The contradiction between  academic instruction which encouraging use of ICT and open resources and the lack of a valid system to assess student knowledge thus acquired". Open University, Raanana

December 2010 – A visiting scholar at the Center of Higher Education, Berkely University

April 2011 – A visiting scholar to the Finish Education System, University of Jyvaskyla

January 2012 – ICSEI conference in Malmo, Sweden.

 

Chairperson of Committees and Working Groups:

1993                      Steering Committee  on the Transition to School-Based Management

1994 – 1996          Working group on Master Plan for the Establishment of New Academic Colleges

1999                      Joint MOE and IDF Committee on Improving the Literacy of Youngsters in Israel

2001                      National Committee on “Local Education District” – A Model for Greater Effectiveness and Equality in Education

2001                      Ministry of Education and Universities Joint Committee on Psychometric Testing

2003:                     Steering Committee on Unemployment; the Structural Change of the Employment Market and Relevant Education to Face the Transition

2006 - 2011:      Head of the Strategic Planning Committee for Implementation of  "Time to Know"  - A philanthropic initiative for ICT teaching and learning at schools.

July 2010 :          OECD Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development, Peer Review member – The Galilee in Israel. Submitted to the Council For Higher Education.

June 2012: Chair, The contradiction between two pedagogic approaches – What is the desired direction of the Israeli education system? A conference at Tel Aviv University, June 2012.

July 2012: International Conference on Knowledge and Education Technology, Paris (ICKET 2012)

תחומי מחקר והוראה

 

תחומי מחקר: השכלה גבוהה, מדיניות חינוך בישראל, מגמות בין לאומיות של רפורמות בתי ספר בניהול עצמי ובתי"ס אפקטיביים.

 

תחומי הוראה: השכלה גבוהה, מניהול עצמי של בתי ספר ללימוד עצמי

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