List of School of Education Researchers and their Fields of Interest

Social inequality in education; Parent involvement in education;   School improvement

Prof. Audrey Addi-Raccah

Socioemotional and behavioral functioning of individuals with disabilities and vulnerability and protective models in examining socioemotional and behavioral adjustment of children, adolescents and young adults with and without disabilities, especially SLD and ADHD. These topics also include resilience to variety of risk factors such as ongoing violent border attacks 

Prof. Michal Al-Yagon

Adult-child interactions and their implications for early development; Adult-child literacy interactions (joint writing and shared book reading) and children’s early literacy and socioemotional development;  Adaptive parenting skills and parents’ and children’s well-being

Prof. Dorit Aram

Cognitive neuroscience and science education; Intuitive reasoning in science and mathematics; Students' cognitive levels and academic achievements, cognitive acceleration, accelerating reasoning patterns

Dr. Reuven Babai

Social psychology; Study of ethnic bloody and lasting conflicts: their eruption, escalation and peacemaking- their psychological foundations and dynamics

Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal 

(Prof. Emeritus)

History of education in Israel and France; The teaching of history and civics; Shaping the collective memory through rituals, monuments and museums 

Prof. Avner Ben-Amos


The knowledge structure of educational science ; New relationships between learners and knowledge ; Education and human diversity

Prof. David Chen

 (Prof. Emeritus)

Career development; Work-family relations; Career interventions; Career education

Prof. Rachel Gali Cinamon

Internet Implementation in Higher Education; Technology and ICT Implementation in Education; Social learning and learning communities; Educational Data Mining/ Learning analytics; Ubiquitous Learning, Mobile learning ; Open Educational Resources

Dr. Anat Cohen

History and Sociology of Education

Dr. Uri Cohen

 Value developmental across the lifespan and especially during childhood; Value-behavior associations; Family value socialization

Dr. Ella Daniel

Concepts and processes in secondary and tertiary mathematics, in particular meanings in differential and integral calculus

Prof. Tommy Dreyfus 

(Prof. Emeritus)

Early language development; Communication, language and speech disorders; Autism: the child, his family and the educational environment

Prof. Esther Dromi

(Prof. Emerita)

History of Education in Eretz Israel and the State of Israel; Combining historical research with planning educational policy; Kibbutz education; Non-formal education 

Prof. Yuval Dror 

(Prof. Emeritus)

Neuropsychology of language; Aphasia; Syntactic impairments; Lexical retrieval impairments; Dyslexias; Dysgraphias; Syntax acquisition; Language impairments in Israeli Sign Language

Prof. Naama Friedmann

Mathematical problem solving; Algorithmic problem solving; Declarative specifications vs Operational specifications; Creativity in problem solving; Learning from errors

Dr. David Ginat

Technology and learning; Data use in education; Learning analytics; Computational thinking

Dr. Arnon Hershkovitz

Adjustment and maladjustment to life-course transitions; Prevention and inoculation programs

Prof. Moshe Israelashvili 

(Prof. Emeritus)

Philosophy of Education; The Education Thought of A.D. Gordon; Religion and Education in Contemporary Society

Prof. Yuval Jobani

Learning technology for people with special needs; Learning or rehabilitation based on virtual environments ; Online teaching and learning for people with special needs 

Dr. Orly Lahav

Philosophy of Technology in Education; Culture of Digital Society; Technology Education in Digital Age

Prof. Ilya Levin

Mathematics education; Classroom mathematical creativity; Early childhood mathematics education; Professional development for mathematics teachers

Dr. Esther Levenson

Children with special needs and their families; Students with learning disorders and/or ADHD and their families: their social emotional aspects, loneliness and hope

Prof. Malka Margalit 

(Prof. Emerita)

Technology and learning; Cognitive and learning aspects in technology education; Learning complexity concepts; Technological thinking

Prof. David Mioduser 

(Prof. Emeritus)

Speech perception and production by deaf and hard of hearing individuals ; Auditory and communication rehabilitation; The effect of communication functioning of deaf and hard of hearing individuals on their everyday functioning in the family, in school and at work

Prof. Tova Most

(Prof. Emerita)

Web-Mining of on-line learning ; Internet and Higher Education ; Personal Information Management (PIM) and Education ; Web-Based Learning and Instruction ; ICT in Science Education ; ICT implementation in Education; Science Education in elementary schools

Prof. Rafi Nachmias

Measurement and evaluation, research methods and statistics; Factors influencing achievement in mathematics, science and statistics; Teacher training and professional development of teacher educators; Teaching and teaching evaluation in higher education; Achievement and leadership in educational organizations

Prof. Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija

Classroom discourse and learning opportunities; Inequality in classroom discourse; Standard language and language corrections; Language and gender

Dr. Hadar Netz

Educational administration as a field of study; The career of teachers and school leaders; Emotion in schools; Gender and Educational leadership

Prof. Izhar Oplatka

Linguistics, developmental psycholinguistics, structure of Modern Hebrew ;Acquisition of Hebrew as a mother tongue from infancy to adulthood; Development of linguistic literacy (spelling and writing); Teaching Hebrew  as a mother tongue

Prof. Dorit Ravid

(Prof. Emerita)

Neuropsychology of attention and attention deficits (ADHD, ASD, Reading difficulties); Development and investigation of cognitive training programs for various populations (ADHD, ASD, Reading difficulties, preschoolers); Cultural factors in cognitive development; Cognitive factors in remote learning; Risk behaviors and well-being in adolescents in the COVID-19 era

Prof. Lilach Shalev-Mevorach

Multilingual in education and society; Critical theories of testing; Multilingual testing; Language policy; Language rights ; Linguistic landscape; Academic achievements of immigrants and minority Groups

Prof. Elana Shohamy

(Prof. Emerita)

Developmental psychology; Teachers cognition, attempting to describe the cognitive, emotional and interpersonal foundations of teaching

Prof. Sidney Strauss 

(Prof. Emeritus)

Mathematics education for various grade levels, including teacher education, with the following focus: Teaching and learning process in digital environments; Knowledge construction in the mathematics lessons; Discourse analysis in the mathematics classroom  

Prof. Michal Tabach

Educational policy and sociology of education; Politics of education; Privatization of public education; Teacher careers; Sociology of the teaching profession; Teacher education policy; Democratic financial education 

Dr. Eran Tamir

Multilingual Education ; Emotional and familial aspects of bi/multilingualism; Language maintenance and loss among minority members and immigrants; Multilingual education policy; Meeting points between arts, languages and identities

Prof. Michal Tannenbaum

Mathematics learning and teaching, Intuitive rules and mathematical thinking

Prof. Dina Tirosh

Mathematics education ; Intuition and mathematical reasoning ; Mathematical common errors in learning and in instruction ; Mathematics teacher education

Prof. Pessia Tsamir

(Prof. Emerita)

Globalization in and of education; International and comparative education; External actors in education; Entrepreneurship in education

Prof. Miri Yemini

Stress, coping resources, sleep, and well-being among children with disabilities and their families (i.e., autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and hearing impairments); The determinants of parenting; Moderating and mediating mechanisms underlying the relations between family contextual factors and adjustment, including both parents and children bioregulatory risk and protective factors (e.g., sleep, executive functions, and temperament)

Prof. Anat Zaidman - Zait

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