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  • Prof. Yaacov B. Yablon, Chairman, Churgin School of Education

    Prof. Yaacov B. Yablon, Chairman, Churgin School of Education

    Prof. Yaacov B. Yablon Appointed Chairman of the Churgin School of Education

    Date: 2017-12-14 Hour: 8:03

    Prof. Yaacov B. Yablon has been appointed Chairman of Bar-Ilan University's   Churgin School of Education. In previous positions he served as Deputy Chairman of the School, Chairman of the Teacher Training Department, and Director of the Educational Counseling Program.

    Prof. Yablon studies behavior, risk and learning among children in the school system.  His studies focus on children at risk, and the contribution of the school to the healthy development of children and the promotion of resilience and prevention. Prof. Yablon has published dozens of articles in scientific journals, is invited to lecture regularly to leading professional bodies, and presents his research at various international conferences and platforms. He heads the Center for Simulations in Education and an international research team that identifies students at risk in the school system.  

    Prof. Yablon has served as a research fellow at Harvard University and as a member of numerous professional committees in Israel and around the world. He served as Israel's representative to the OECD Committee on School Violence, as a member of the Committee for Examination of Family and School Relations on behalf of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and on the Council for Higher Education's Teacher Training Committee. He received a Fulbright scholarship, the Schnitzer Prize for research in economics and society in Israel, and other awards. Prof. Yablon is a member of the Yad Vashem Council and served in a variety of public positions, among them as a member of the Street Naming and Commemoration Committee in Rishon LeZion and as a member of the Committee for Children's Rights.

    The Churgin School of Education, the largest of its kind in Israel, is engaged in diverse fields of research and development, and in basic and applied research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies that have brought it to a ranking of 151-200 of the world's best institutions according to the Shanghai ranking. The school has more than 2,000 BA, MA and PhD students and offers teaching certificate studies, internships and professional development programs. Studies in the School of Education fall into three clusters: (1) human development, including educational counseling, child development, special education and specialization in the autistic spectrum and mental disabilities (2) the pedagogic-scientific field, which includes the science instruction track with specializations in environmental education and mathematics instruction, the Department of Teaching and Learning Research, and 17 tracks in the teacher training department (3) The systemic field which includes the leadership and management of educational systems track, and specialization in informal education.