Prof. Miriam Ben-Peretz

 
 

Miriam Ben-Peretz is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Haifa. She is former Dean of the School of Education at the University of Haifa, and past President of Tel-Hai Academic College. The major fields of research and teaching of Prof. Ben-Peretz include curriculum studies, especially the interactions between teachers and curriculum materials; curriculum policy and evaluation; issues of teacher education, especially reform of teacher education programs; teacher thinking with a focus on learning from experience; the culture of teachers and teaching; policy making in education. She has been a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at American, Canadian and European universities. She authored numerous articles and chapters in books, as well as several books. In 1997, Professor Ben-Peretz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of outstanding contribution to curriculum studies over an extended period of time, Division B, Curriculum Studies, of the American Educational Research Association. In 2006 she was awarded the Israel Prize for Research in Education
 
 

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Prof Miriam Ben-Peretz

Department of Education
University of Haifa
Mount Carmel
Haifa 31905
Israel

Office: 526 Kluger (Education) Building 
Office Phone: +972-4-824-9358 
E.Mail: mperetz@construct.haifa.ac.il

 
 
 

 

Academic Rank and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education

Dates
Name of Institution
Rank

1975-1977       

University of Haifa   

Senior teacher (tenure)

1978-1982       

University of Haifa   

Senior lecturer (tenure)

1982-1991       

University of Haifa   

Associate Professor

1.7.1990   

University of Haifa 

Full Professor

 1997 

University of Haifa   

Professor Emeritus

 

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 Offices in University Academic Administration (such as Head of Department, Dean, participation in principal committees, etc.) 

1978-1985

Head of Dept. of Teacher Education, University of Haifa.

1988-1993

Dean, School of Education, University of Haifa.

1993-2000

Founder and Head, Center for Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora, University of Haifa.

1993-1996

President, Tel-Hai Academic College.

2006-

Member of the Academic Committee of the Open University

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Research Interests

1.      Curriculum development and evaluation

2.      Teacher thinking

3.      Teacher education and professional development

4.      Policy making in education

5. Policy making in education

6. Jewish education

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Academic/Professional Awards and Grants

1971

The Amos De Shalit Science Teaching Award by the Weizman Institute of Science

1978-1982

Ford Foundation Grant - Trends and Changes in the Curriculum of the Kibbutz School" (with Zvi Lavi)

1980-1981

Aran Foundation Grant - "Programs for Teacher Education in Israel" - (with Pinchas Tamir)

1980-1981

Aran Foundation Grant - "Curriculum Development in Israel" - (with Pinchas Tamir)

1990-1991

Research Grant of Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education and Culture: “The Practicum in Teacher Education in Israel:  Modes, Principles and Interactions”.

1992-1994

Grant of the Doron Foundation: Integration of arts in elementary schools. Project Director (US$ 320,000)

1994-1995

Grant of the Joint Authority for Jewish Education for research on: The Nature of Curricula for Jewish Education in the Diaspora

1997

Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of outstanding contribution to curriculum studies over an extended period of time, Division B, Curriculum Studies, of the American Educational Research Association

2002

Award of Merit - University of Haifa

2006

Israel Prize for educational research

2007

Recognized as a Dignitary of Tel-Hai College

2008

Grant from "Time to Know" for research on:  "Changes in the curriculum of mathematics, language and science from the 1950's to the present".

2008

Grant from the Chief Scientist Bureau for preparation of position paper on:
"The status of teachers:  New directions"

2010

Member of the National Academy of Education (NAEd)

 

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List of recent (1995-2010) Publications

Books (H=Hebrew)

Ben-Peretz, M. (1995). Learning from experience: Memory and the teacher’s account of teaching. In the series: Teacher Development.  New York: The State University of New York Press.

Ben-Peretz, M. & Kron, F.W. (1996). Crossing frontiers. Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg University Press.

Silberstein, M., Ben-Peretz, M. & Ziv, V. (Eds.) (1998). Reflection in teaching – A central axis in teacher development. MOFET Institute. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. & Schonmann, S. (co-authors) (2000). Behind closed doors: Teachers and the role of the teachers' lounge. New York: State University of New York Press.

Moon, B., Brown, S. & Ben-Peretz, M. (Eds.) (2000). The Routledge International Companion to Education. London and New York: Routledge.

Bashi, J., Ben-Peretz, M., & Bouganim, A. (Eds.) (2004). Education and Professional Training. [Jerusalem:] The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Department for Jewish Zionist Education – Eliner Library.

Lidor, R., Fresko, B., Ben-Peretz & Silberstein, M. (Eds.) (2005).  Crossroads in Educational Researchers' Deliberation.  Tel-Aviv:  MOFET Institute (printed in English and Hebrew).

Ben-Peretz, M. (2008). The lifecycle of reform in education from the circumstances of birth to stages of decline: Causes, ideologies and power relations. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2009). Policy making in education: A holistic approach responding to global changes. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Ben-Peretz, M. & McCulloch, G. (Eds.) (in press). International perspectives on veteran teachers.  UK:  Routledge

 

Chapters in Books 2000-2010

Ben-Peretz, M. (2000). In-service training for Tali teachers: What more can be done? In: B. Bacon, D. Scheres & D. Zisenwine (Eds.), New Trends in Research in Jewish Education: Studies in Jewish Culture Identity and Community (pp. 59-69). Tel Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press. 

Ben-Peretz, M. & Steinhardt, M. (2001). Multicultural encounters in the classroom: How new immigrants perceive the Israeli classroom situation. In: M. Bar-Lev (Ed.), Education in multicultural societies: Issues in teacher education (pp. 123-138). Jerusalem: School of Education, The Hebrew University. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. & Groweiss, R. (2001). The role of information technology in the curriculum: myth and reality. In: C. Beck & A. Sofos (Eds.), Neue Medien in der p?dagogischen Kontroverse (pp. 159-169). Mainz: Logophon.

Alexander, H. & Ben-Peretz, M. (2001). Toward a pedagogy of the sacred: transcendence, ethics and the curriculum. In: J. Erricker, C. Ofa & C. Erricker (Eds.), Spiritual education – cultural, religious and social differences: new perspectives for the 21st century (pp. 34-47). Brighton, Portland, Sussex: Academic Press.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2001). A biographical study: memories of retired teachers. In N. Sabar – Ben Yehoshua (Ed.), Generes and traditions in qualitative research (pp. 469-500). Tel-Aviv: Dvir. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. & Silberstein, M. (2001). Creating a community of teacher educators. In: H. Christiansen & S. Ramadevi (Eds.), Reeducating the Educator: Global Perspectives on Community Building in Teacher Education (pp. 185-198). Albany: SUNY Press.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2002). Women as teachers. In: M. Zellermayer & P. Peri (Eds.), Women Teachers in Israel: A Feminist Perspective (pp. 134-145). Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. & Kremer-Hayon, L. (2003). Self-evaluation: A critical component in the developing teaching profession. In: M. Kompf & P. M. Denicolo (Eds.), Teacher thinking twenty years on: Revisiting persisting problems and advances in education (pp. 159-164). ISATT: Swets and Zeitlinger. (re-printing of the 1986 article)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2003). Kelly's theory of personal constructs as a paradigm for investigating teachers thinking. In: M. Kompf & P. M. Denicolo (Eds.), Teacher thinking twenty years on: Revisiting persisting problems and advances in education (pp. 223-229). ISATT: Swets and Zeitlinger. (re-printing of the 1984 article)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2003). Curriculum reform in Israel: The power of individuals and other forces. In: J. van den Akker, U. Hameyer, & W. A. J. M. Kuiper (Eds.), Curricular Landscapes and Trends (pp. 45-59). The Netherlands: Kluwer.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2004). Dilemmas and Problems in the Education of Teachers. In: Bashi, J., Ben-Peretz, M., & Bouganim, A. (Eds.). Education and Professional Training (pp. 25-40). [Jerusalem:] The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Department for Jewish Zionist Education – Eliner Library.(H)

Kupferberg, I. & Ben-Peretz, M.  (2004). Emerging and Experienced Professional Selves in Cyber Discourse.  In:  C. Vrasidas & G.V. Glass (eds), Online Professional Development for Teachers (pp. 105-120).  Connecticut:  Information Age Publishing.

Ben-Peretz, M.  (2005).  Deliberations on Teaching in the Affective Domain.  In:    M. Nissan & O. Schremer (eds.). Practice of Education: Collection of Articles in Honor of Shlomo Fox (pp. 372-380). Israel:  Bialik Press & Mandel Institute of Leadership. 

Ben-Peretz, M., Eilam, B. & Yankelevitz, Y. (2006).  Classroom Management in Israel:  Multicultural Classrooms in an Immigrant Country.  In:  C.M. Evertson & C.S. Weinstein (Eds), Handbook of Classroom Management:  Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (pp. 1121-1140).  USA:  Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.

Ben-Peretz, M. & Dietscher, A. (in press).  Comparison of Visual Representations between Textbooks in the Public and Religious School Government Systems.  In:  E. Lander (Ed.), 100 years of Religious Zionist Education.

Eilam, B. & Ben-Peretz, M. (in press).  Transitional Societies:  The Israel Educational System's Response to Current Societal, Economic, and political Changes.  In:  J. Earnist & D. Treagust (Eds.), Educational change and reconstruction in societies in transition:  International perspectives.  Australia:  Black Swan Press of Curtin University.

Ben-Peretz, M., Eilam, B. & Yankelevitz, Y. (2006).  Classroom Management in Israel:  Multicultural Classrooms in an Immigrant Country.  In:  C.M. Evertson & C.S. Weinstein (Eds), Handbook of Classroom Management:  Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (pp. 1121-1140).  USA:  Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.

Ben-Peretz, M. & Dietscher, A. (2006).  Comparison of Visual Representations between Textbooks in the Public and Religious School Government Systems.  In  E. Landner (Ed.), 100 years of Religious Zionist Education. (H)

Eilam, B. & Ben-Peretz, M. (2006).  Transitional Societies:  The Israel Educational System's Response to Current Societal, Economic, and Political Changes.  In  J. Earnest & D. Treagust (Eds.), Educational change and reconstruction in societies in transition:  International perspectives (pp. 29-45).  Netherlands:  Sense Publishers.

Ben-Peretz, M., Eilam, B. & Yankelevitz, E. (2006).  Classroom Management in Multicultural Classes in an Immigrant Country:  The Case of Israel.  In  C.M. Evertson & C.S. Weinstein (Eds), Handbook of Classroom Management:  Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues (pp. 1121-1139).  New Jersey:  Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc.

Ben-Peretz, M. & Yankelevitz, E.  (2007). "It Happens in Boston and Haifa": Documentation of the connection between Jewish communities in the Diaspora and in Israel – goals, processes and implications. In D. Zisenwine (Ed.), Innovations and Change in Jewish Education (p. 11-38). Israel:  The Kalman Center of Jewish Education – Tel Aviv University (H).

Ben-Peretz, M. & Landler-Pardo, G.  (2008). Teachers' Thoughts about Rewards and Pleasures of Teaching:  A Neglected Component in Teacher Education Programs.  In  C. Craig & L.F. Deretchin (Eds.), American Teacher Education Yearbook XVI (p. 80-97).  Lanham, MD: ScarecrowEducation.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2009). My journey in the Curriculum Field:  Looking Back with Hope.  In E. Short & L. Waks (Eds.), Leaders in Curriculum Studies: Intellectual Self-Portraits (15-26).  Rotterdam:  Sense.

Ben-Peretz, M. (in press).  Accountability versus teacher autonomy:  An Issue of balance.  In C. Day (Ed.).  International Handbook on Teacher and School Development.  Routledge.


Items in Encyclopedias (2000-2010)

Teaching Profession (2003). In: Joel Mokyr (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (vol. 5, pp. 79-84). Oxford: The Oxford University Press.

Teacher Education (2008).   In G. McCulloch (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (pp.  585-587). London: Routledge. (with B. Eilam).

Curriculum Development - evaluation and research: Curriculum use in the classroom (in press).    In E. Baker, B. McGaw & P. Peterson (Eds.),    International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition (pp.   ).  Oxford:   Elsevier.  (with  B. Eilam)

Social and Cultural Influences on Teacher Education (in press).  In E. Baker, B. McGaw & P. Peterson (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition (pp.   ).  Oxford:  Elsevier.  (with  R. Lotan).

Curriculum Use in the Classroom (2010).  In E. Baker, B. McGaw & P. Peterson (Eds.),    International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition, Vol.1 (pp. 248-354).  Oxford:   Elsevier.  (with  B. Eilam)

Social and Cultural Influences on Teacher Education (2010).  In E. Baker, B. McGaw & P. Peterson (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition (pp. 525-531).  Oxford:  Elsevier.  (with  R. Lotan)

 

 Articles (2000-2010)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2000). When Teaching Changes, Can Teacher Education be Far Behind? Prospects (Quarterly review of comparative education, UNESCO), 30(2), pp. 215-224.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2001). The Impossible Role of Teacher Education in a Changing World. Journal of Teacher Education, 52(1), pp. 48-56.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2001). Intervention Programs and Research in Jewish Education: Issues and Concerns. Journal of Jewish Education, 67(1/2), pp. 11-19.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2001). New Trends in Curriculum Development: Problems and Dilemmas. Studies in Education, 5(1), pp. 59-67. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2002). Education and Jewish identity: An Analysis of Educational Programs within the Context of the “Jewish Pluralism” project. Hagut: Jewish Educational Thought, 3-4, pp. 235-248. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2002). Teacher Education in Israel over the Course of Time: Report of the Committee for Examining Teacher Education in Israel. Dapim, 34, pp. 222-225.(H)

Ben-Peretz, M. (2002). Retired Teachers Reflect on Learning from Experience. Teachers and Teaching, 8(3/4), pp. 313-323.

Ben-Peretz, M., Mendelson, N. & Kron, F. W. (2003). How Teachers in Different Educational Contexts View Their Roles. Teaching and Teacher Education, 19(2), pp. 277-290.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2003). Identifying with Horror: Teaching about the Holocaust. A response to Simone Schweber’s “Simulating Survival”. Curriculum Inquiry, 33(2), pp. 189-198.

Ben-Peretz, M. & Shonman, S. (2005). About Teachers and Teachers' Lounges. Kesher Ein, 145, 16. (H)

Ben-Peretz, M. & Kupferberg, I. (2007). Does teachers' negotiation of personal cases in an interactive cyber forum contribute to their professional learning? Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 13(2), 125-143.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2007). Book review of The History of Kibbutz Education: Practice and Theory by Yuval Dror, in History of Education, 36(2), 267-282.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2007). To live life and prepare for it. Hed Hinuch 80(6), 42-43 (H).

Ben-Peretz, M. (2008). The Lifecycle of Reform in Education: From the Circumstances of Birth to the Stages of Decline – Causes, ideologies and power relations. Based on an Inaugural Lecture delivered at the Institute of Education, University of London, June, 19, 2007. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Ben-Peretz, M. (2008). Book review: In Search of Pedagogy: The Selected Works of Jerome S. Bruner, Volume I & II by Jerome S. Bruner. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 14(1), 73-80.

Eilam, B. & Ben-Peretz, M. (2009). Revisiting curriculum inquiry: The role of visual representations. Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Ben-Peretz, M. & McCulloch, G. (Eds) (2009). Special Issue: International Perspectives on Veteran Teachers. Teachers and Teaching: Theory & Practice.

Ben-Peretz, M., Eilam, B., & Landler-Pardo, G. (in press). Special issue on classroom management: Teacher education for classroom management: Where, when and how? Teacher Education Quarterly.

Ben-Peretz, M. (in press). Essay review: The Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction: A landmark in curriculum. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice.

Ben-Peretz, M., Kleeman, S., Richenberg, R. & Shimoni, S. (in press). Educators of Educators: their goals, perceptions and practices. Special issue: Professional Development of Teacher Educators 36(1/2).

Ben-Peretz, M. (2010).  Strengthening the social factor.  Hed Hahinuch, 80(4), 62-63 (H).

Ben-Peretz, M.,Kleeman, S., Richenberg, R. & Shimoni, S. (2010).Educators of Educators: their goals, perceptions and practices.  Special issue: Professional Development of Teacher Educators, Professional Development in Education 36(1/2), 111-129.

Eilam, B. & Ben-Peretz, M. (2010).  Revisiting curriculum inquiry: The role of    
visual representations.  Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1-24.  First published on:             
18 October 2010 (iFirst) DOI: 10.1080/00220272.2010.497192

Ben-Peretz, M., Eilam, B., & Landler-Pardo, G. (in press).  Special issue on classroom management: Teacher education for classroom management:  Where, when and how? Teacher Education Quarterly

Ben-Peretz, M (in press).  Teacher knowledge:  What is it?  How do we uncover it? What are its implications for schooling?  Teachers and Teaching:  Theory and Practice:  Virtual Issue.  doi:10.1016/j.tate.2010.07.015.

Ben-Peretz, M., Landler-Pardo, G. & Hanuka, S. (in press).  Teaching curriculum in teacher education programs.  Halacha U'Ma'ase (Theory and Practice). (H)

 

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