Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This semester, Dr. Vered Vaknin-Nusbaum and Dr. Randa Abbas visited Westminster to share their insights from their teaching experiences and research in Israel with education and psychology students.
Abbas, Westminster’s 2013 Thomases Family Endowment visiting scholar who co-taught in the education and psychology departments, and Vaknin-Nusbaum currently teach at Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel.
Vered Vaknin-Nusbaum shared the results of her current research project involving 2nd grade Arab children who receive tutoring from her Western Galilee College students. Abbas shared her research related to multicultural education and gender stereotypes.
Both educators also compared and contrasted the curriculum in Jewish, Arab and Muslim schools versus American schools.
Vaknin-Nusbaum and Abbas first visited Westminster College in September 2011 during the third Bridges International Faculty Workshop: Forging American-Israeli Academic Collaborations. This international college articulation agreement has resulted in various publications and conference presentations for Westminster College and Western Galilee College faculty, including:
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