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Department of Learning, Instruction and Teaching, Department
University of Haifa


After finishing my studies at a religious high school in 1958, I entered Ephrata Teachers College in Jerusalem, graduating in 1960 with a teaching certificate. I was a schoolteacher and a counselor at an elementary school for children with special needs. Parallel to my teaching career, I pursued my university studies. In 1971, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Counseling and Psychology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem's in Haifa, that was in those years a branch of the Hebrew University.  In the fall of 1971,  I entered the graduate program at the University of Texas in Austin to study Educational Psychology. I specialized in social and developmental psychology and received my MA in 1973 and a Ph.D. in 1974. During my studies I held an assistant instructor position at the University of Texas in (1971-1974).

Research Interest

My areas of research and publications are based on theoretical and applied principals of cooperation on many levels: Cooperative learning in schools; Family- School-Community partnership, large system action research, and contact and cooperation between diverse groups within the framework of work on empowerment and change. In 1979 I was one of the founders of IASCE -International Association of the Study of Cooperation in Education which is still an active and growing international association.

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