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Dr. Izhak Berkovich

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The Open University The Dorothy De Rothschild Campus One University Road P.O.B. 808 Ra’anana 43107, Israel
Office:972-9-7783314 Email:izhakb@openu.ac.il

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Personal website: www.izhakber.com

 

Izhak Berkovich is a senior lecturer at The Open University of Israel. He also serves as the Head of The Research Institute for Policy Analysis at The Open University of Israel. His research focuses on the strategic and the micro aspects of leading educational organizations as well as on educational policy, governance, and planning. He has published several articles in highly regarded journals such as Review of Educational ResearchAcademy of Management Learning and Education, Sex Roles, Social Indicators Research, Critical Studies in Education, Comparative Education Review, Journal of Educational Administration, Educational Management Administration and Leadership, and Journal of Educational Change.
 
Research Interests
Leadership, emotions, motivation, identity, ethics, social justice, policy making, and reforms.

2010 – 2015
Ph.D., Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education Division, School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Supervisor: Dr. Ori Eyal)
2006 – 2009
M.A., Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education Division, School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summa Cum Laude)
2003 – 2006
B.A., Behavioral Sciences and Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Summa Cum Laude)
2016 – present
Head of The Research Institute for Policy Analysis, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
2014 – present
Faculty Member, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016
Emerald/EFMD 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Educational Leadership and Strategy category
2013 – 2014
Azrieli Fellows Program for Academic Excellence and Leadership, Azrieli Foundation
2011 – 2014
Presidential Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2009
School of Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Graduate Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2008
Rector Award for Outstanding Graduate Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2007 – 2008
Excellence Fellowship for Graduate Students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2006
Department of Education Excellence Award, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2007 – 2012
Young Scholar, The Center for Strategic Planning in Education at The Van Leer Institute (Under the Supervision of Prof. Dan Inbar)

Berkovich, I. (in press). Beyond qualitative/quantitative structuralism: The positivist qualitative research and the paradigmatic disclaimer. Quality and Quantity.

Benoliel, P., & Berkovich, I. (in press). A cross-national examination of the effect of the Schwartz cultural dimensions on PISA performance assessments. Social Indicators Research.

Berkovich, I., & Benoliel, P. (in press). The educational aims of the OECD in its TALIS insight and lesson reports: Exploring societal orientations. Critical Studies in Education.

Berkovich, I. (in press). Policymakers' regulatory mindset, the regulatory governance body of the system, and the regulated soul of educators. Comparative Education Review.

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (in press). The effects of principals’ communication practices on teachers' emotional distress. Educational Management Administration and Leadership.

Berkovich, I. (in press). Effects of principal-teacher gender similarity on teacher's trust and organizational commitment. Sex Roles.

Berkovich, I. (in press). Will it sink or will it float: Putting three common conceptions about principals' transformational leadership to the test. Educational Management Administration and Leadership.

Berkovich, I. (2017). Educational reform hyperwaves: Reconceptualizing Cuban's theories of change. Journal of Educational Change, 18(4), 413-438.

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (2017). Good cop, bad cop: Exploring school principals' emotionally manipulative behaviours. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 45(6), 944-958.

Benoliel, P., & Berkovich, I. (2017). There is no 'T' in school improvement: The missing team perspective. International Journal of Educational Management, 31(7), 922-929. [Alphabetical order, equal contribution].

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (2017). Methodological review of studies on educational leaders and emotions (1992-2012): Insights into the meaning of an emerging research field in educational administration. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(5), 469-491.

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (2017). Emotional reframing as a mediator of the relationships between transformational school leadership and teachers' motivation and commitment. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(5), 450-468.

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (2017). The mediating role of principals’ transformational leadership behaviors in promoting teachers’ emotional wellness at work: A study in Israeli primary schools. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 45(2), 316-335.

Berkovich, I. (2017). Reflections on leadership preparation programs and social justice: Are the power and the responsibility of the faculty all in the design?. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(3), 261-279.

Berkovich, I. (2017). Social justice leadership in education, activism and social change: Conceptual framework and discussion in the Israeli context. Studies in Educational Administration and Organization, 35, 191-222. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I. (2016). School leaders and transformational leadership theory: Time to part ways?. Journal of Educational Administration, 54(5), 609-622.

Berkovich, I. (2016). Pedagogy out of order: Relinking critical teaching with the dialogical aspect of transformative learning. Teachers College Record. [Commentary]

Berkovich, I. (2016). The corrupted industry and the “wagon-wheel effect”: A cross-country exploration of the effect of government corruption on public service effectiveness. Administration and Society, 48(5), 559-579.

Berkovich, I., & Eyal, O. (2015). Educational leaders and emotions: An international review of empirical evidence 1992-2012. Review of Educational Research, 58(1), 129-167. 

Berkovich, I. (2014). Between person and person: Dialogical pedagogy in authentic leadership development. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 13(2), 245-264.

Berkovich, I. (2014). A socio-ecological framework of social justice leadership in education. Journal of Educational Administration, 52(3), 282-309.

Berkovich, I. (2014). Neo-liberal governance and the ‘new professionalism’ of Israeli principals. Comparative Education Review, 58(3), 428-456.

Berkovich, I. (2013). A multidimensional approach in international comparative policy analysis based on demographic projections. Population Research and Policy Review, 32(6), 943-968.

Berkovich, I., & Foldes, V.J. (2012). Third sector involvement in public education: The Israeli case. Journal of Educational Administration, 50(2), 173-187.

Berkovich, I. (2011). No we won’t! Teachers’ resistance to educational reform. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(5), 563-578.

Eyal, O., Berkovich, I., & Schwartz, T. (2011). Making the right choice: Ethical judgments among educational leaders. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(4), 396- 413.

Eyal, O., & Berkovich, I. (2011). National challenges, educational reforms, and their influence on school management: The Israeli case. Educational Planning, 19(4), 44- 63.

Yoeli, R., & Berkovich, I. (2010). From personal ethos to organizational vision: Narratives of visionary educational leaders. Journal of Educational Administration, 48(4), 451-467.

Blass, N., Avgar, I., & Berkovich, I. (2012). A different perspective on the Israeli education system: Evaluating the system with complementary criteria to academic achievements. [Hebrew].

Avgar, I., Berkovich, I., & Shalev-Vigiser, Y. (2012). Building trust in the education system: Perceptions of teachers and principals. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I. (2012). A revised regularization of the relations between the local authorities and the Ministry of Education. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I., & Shalev-Vigiser, Y. (2010). Alternative teacher education in Israel. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I., Choen, T., Schwartz, T., & Herman, N. (2010). Teacher evaluation policy. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I., & Markman N. (2010). The state and teachers’ organizations. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Shiffer, V., Berkovich, I., Bar-Yehuda, S., & Almog-Bareket, G. (2010). Third sector involvement in the Israeli school system. Jerusalem: The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. [Hebrew].

Grinshtain, Y., Blau, I., & Berkovich, I. (forthcoming). Qualitative research in education- Study guide. Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [Hebrew].

Grinshtain, Y., Blau, I., & Berkovich, I. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Qualitative research in education- A reader. Raanana: The Open University of Israel.

Berkovich, I. (2017). Educational policy- Study guide. Raanana: The Open University of Israel. [Hebrew].

Berkovich, I. (Ed.) (2017). Educational policy- A reader. Raanana: The Open University of Israel.

 
2017 – present
Academic Supervisor, The Open University of Israel
M.A. Course: "Educational Policy" (10428)
2015 – present
Academic Supervisor, The Open University of Israel
B.A. Course: "Classroom Interaction" (10328)
2015 – present
Academic Supervisor, The Open University of Israel
B.A. Course: "Implementing Innovations in Educational Systems" (10318)
2015 – present
Academic Supervisor, The Open University of Israel
B.A. Course: "Leadership and its Applications in Education" (10528)
2013 – 2015
Adjunct Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
B.A. Course: "Workshop for the Advanced B.A. Program"
2013 – 2014
Adjunct Lecturer, Orot College
M.A. Course: "Educational Leadership and Emotions"
2013 – 2014
Adjunct Lecturer, Lander Institute
B.A. Course: "Excellence in Educational Leadership"
B.A. Course: "Educational Leadership and Emotions"
2007 – 2008
Teaching Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
M.A. Course: "Visionary Leadership in Education"
 
Supervision of M.A. Students
2017 – present
Sondos Shorosh, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Batel Guetta, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Debora Friedman, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Hila Weizmann Ben David, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Moriya Haziza, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel
2016 – present
Shiran Rabinovich, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership, The Open University of Israel