The Open University of Israel

Dr. Dorit Olenik-Shemesh

Department of Education and Psychology

Updated: April 2017
 

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Mobile: 972-544-508787

E-mail: doritol@openu.ac.il

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Professional Education

2002 - 2006 PhD - Graduate Studies Authority, University of Haifa (psychology, Education & Philosophy)
1986 M.A. - Criminology (Research Department), Bar-Ilan University
1982 B.A.  - Criminology and Psychology, Bar-Ilan University.
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Professional Experience

From 2005 Seminars Guidance and Instruction - Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel.
2006-2016 Academic Counseling for students - Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel.
From 1990 Course Developing and Course Coordinator - Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel.

Course developing coordinator and Instruction-

2015 Issues in Special Education (updated). Published by the Open University of Israel.
2008-2011 Emotional Intelligence. Published by the Open University of Israel.
2000 Learning Disabilities. Published by the Open University of Israel.
1998 Giftedness and Special Talents. Published by the Open University of Israel.
1990 Issues in Special Education. Published by the Open University of Israel.

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Academic  activities-

2007-- Membership in subcommittee of social studied (The Open University of Israel).
2007-2009 Academic Assistant to Head of the Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel.
2008 -- Membership in the Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies.
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Fields of Research

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Scholarship

Wolfson-Fund Scholarship 

Scholarly Positions and Activities

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Research Grants

2016 - 2018 Seal, J., Fissler, B., Burghaster, S., Fitchen, K., Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D. Disabled students, ICT, post-compulsory education & employment: in search of new solutions.  The Levenrhulme Trust.
2011-2013 Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D. - "CT4P - Cyber Training-for-Parents"
European Union Grant - LLP, as a part of Consortium leading by University of Koblenz-Landau Coordinator.
2011-2013 Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D. "ABV4K-The Virtual Anti-Bullying Village for kids.
European Union Grant -- LLP As a part of Consortium leading by University of Koblenz-Landau Coordinator.
September 2010 Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. Violence and vulnerability in the Internet: Characteristics, patterns, risk and protective factors in children and adolescents.
Israel Ministry of Education- Chief Scientist Grant.
2009-2010 Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. Cyberbullying
The Chaise Research Center for the Integration of Technology in Education.
The Open University of Israel.
2007 - 2008 Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. Usage patterns of electronic technology and its contributions among students with special needs at the Open University. The Chaise Research Center for the Integration of Technology in Education. The Open University of Israel
 2011 Submission of Research Proposal to GIF - German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development. Cyber bullying - An in-depth research Investigation of Risk and Protective Factors in adolescents, school environments and families.Dr. Stephanie Pieschl, Westf?lische Wilhelms-Universit?t M?nster, Institut f?r Psychologie;Dr. Tali Heiman, The Open University of Israel, Department of Education and Psychology;Dr. Dorit Olenik-Shemesh, The Open University of Israel, Department of Education and Psychology.
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Participation in scientific Conferences

Heiman , T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (20-21.4. 2017). The role of perceived body image, social support, well-being  and gender in predicting cyber-victimization of higher education students. Presented at the Appearance Matters summit, University of Ljiubliana, Slovenia.
Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March, 2017). The Israeli Higher Education Students’ ICT Support. presented at the Conference on disabled students, ICT (Information and communication Technology),post-compulsory education and employment: in search of new solutions. University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA.
Olenik- Shemesh, D., Heiman, T. & Goundsidou, V. (June, 2016). A cross-cultural study in appearance perception among higher education students. Presented at The 7th International Conference of Appearance Matters, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (March, 2016). Active and passive patterns related to personal, social and emotiona factors among adolescents bystanders. Presented at SRA (Society of Research on Adolescnece), Baltimoer, Maryland, USA.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (July, 2015). Cybrbullying and online aggression among youth: Expressions, psychological correlates and emotional-behavioral reactions. Presented at The 14th European Congress of Psychology (ECP), Milan, Italy.
Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (September, 2015). Involvement in cyberbullying of adolescents with developmental disabilities: A close examination of it's' forms, social aspects, age and gender. Presented at The 17th European Conference of Developmental Psychology, The University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 
Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (June, 2015). Emotional and/or behavioral responses as coping strategies with cybervictimization: What adolescents tend to use? Presented at The 36th Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference (STAR), Tel- Aviv University, Israel.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (March, 2015)..Teachers' approaches and courses of action towards cyberbullying: Implications for Information Technology Education.Presented at The 26th2International Conference SITE- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las-Vegas, Nevada, USA. 
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (March, 2014).Cyber-victimization among primary school children in relation to: internet use, social support, loneliness, self-efficacy, well being and coping modes. Presented at The 4th International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. ( September, 12,  2013).Youth cyber-victimization: Correlates with socio-emotional variables and teachers' perceptions. Presented at The 1st International  Congress on Cyberbullying in Berlin, Bundeis Gegen Cyber-Mobbing.
Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D. (September, 2013).The correlation between cyberbullying, social support and loneliness experience among adolescents with learning disabilities attending general and special education classes. Presented at The Bullying and cyberbyllying Conference: The Interface between Science and Practice. COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts, and Cultural Affairs, and Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna. Austria.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (September, 3-7, 2013). Adolescents' emotional and behavioral reactions towards cyberbullying vs. traditional bullying in relation to social support and gender. Presented at The 16th European Conference on developmental Psychology,Lausanne, Switzerland.
Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (June, 2013). Involvement in cyber-bullying and relationships with social–emotional aspects among adolescents with and without learning disabilities. Presented at The 37th Annual IARLD conference (International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities). Boston, USA.
Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., Mishna, F., & Khoury-kassabri, M. (May, 2013).Cyber bullying prevalence and impact amongadolescents: A Canada-Israel comparison study. Presented at The 14th Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies: Canada and Israel in a Changing World: New Trends and Directions. Jerusalem, Israel.
Olenik Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (February 20, 2013).The nature of cyber bullying in Israeli adolescents and relationships with social and emotional perspectives. Presented at The 1st ISRA Conference-The Israeli Society for research on adolescence, Bar –Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
Heiman, T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March, 2013). Relationships between well-being and cyber bullying among youth. Presented at The 3rd International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society. San Paulo, Brazil.
Rabin, E., Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T.(19-20 February, 2013). Evaluation research - The Virtual Anti Bullying Village for kids: Does activity at class and at 3D virtual space can reduce cyber-bullying. Presented at The 8th Chais Conference, The Open University of Israel, Raanana, Israel.
Heiman, T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (December, 2012). Examining the involvement incyber bullying among students in different educational settings, and teachers' need. Presented at 100 Years of Research, Innovation and Discourse in Education, teacher Education and Music Education. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (October, 2012). The correlation between cyberbullying, social support and loneliness experience among adolescents with learning disabilities attending general and special education classes. Presented at Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Interface between Science and Practice. COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts, and Cultural Affairs, and Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (22-27 July 2012). Cyberbullying victimization in adolescence: The relationships with loneliness and mood.  Presented at The 30th International Conference on Psychology (ICP). Cape Town, South Africa.
Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (22-27 July 2012). Parents – Children perceptions and reactions towards Cyberbullying. Presented at The 30th International Conference on Psychology (ICP). Cape Town, South Africa.
Almeida, A., Valimaki, M., Cross, D., Berne, S., Deboutte, G., Fulop, M., Heiman, T.,Olenik-Shemesh, D., O´Moore, M., Stald, G., & Sygkollitou, E. ( July 2012).  A transnational review of guidelines for cyberbullying prevention: Processes, challenges and findings. Presented at The International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) 2012 Biennial Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Rabin, E., Heiman, T. & Olenik Shemesh, D. (July, 2012). The virtual island for preventing violence: Communal learning in the 3Dvirtual island. Presented at The 10th Annual Meital National Conference, Weitzman Institute of Science, Israel.
Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Yahia, M. (June, 2012). Cyber-victimization in the Arab-Muslim minorities Sector:Characteristics of online behavior patterns among young adolescents, and teachers' apprehension. Presented at The International Conference on Cyberbullying and 8th COST Action on Cyberbullying Conference. Sorbonne - University of Paris, France.
Olenik-Shemesh D., Heiman T., & Pieschl, S. Adolescents' cyberbullying: Moods, loneliness and social support. Presented at
The 32nd International Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), 18-20th July 2011 , University of Munster, Germany.
Tarablus, T., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (May 2011) Cyber bullying and face to face bullying among adolescents in Israel. Presented at The 6th COST Action on Cyberbullying Conference: Coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies. University of Turku, Finland.
Tarablus, T., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (February, 2011).Teen's violence in the internet Vs. Face to face violence. Presented at Chaise Conference, The Open University of Israel. 
Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T.(Sept, 26-30, 2010), Teachers' perceptions of the nature of Cyberbullying among adolescents: Risk factors andways of coping. Presented at DGP - Bremen, Germany.
Olenik-Shemesh, D., Eden, S., & Heiman, T.( May 27-28 ,2010).Youth violence and bullying in ICTs: Teachers awareness and coping. Presented at The international conference on e-Youth: Balancing between Opportunities and Risks. http://www.ua.ac.be/eyouth. Antwerp, Belgium.
Olenik Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. ( April,11 -16, 2010). Adolescent cyberbullying: Social-emotional students' characteristics and teachers coping. Presented at Australian Training School: From research to policy and practice: Innovation and sustainability in cyberbullying prevention. Melbourne, Australia.
Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D.& Eden, S.( February, 10, 2010), Cyberbullying among adolescents: Teachers awareness,perceptions and coping. Presented at Chaise Conference, The Open University of Israel.
Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Zeidner, M. (July 16-18, 2008). Emotional intelligence, social support, coping and adaptive outcomes in Israeli adolescents. Presented at The 29TH Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference, Birkbeck, School of Psychology, University of London, England. Chaired the Open Paper Session: Methods of coping and social support.
Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Kaspi-Tsahor, D. (February, 2008). Assistive Technologies: Usage patterns and contributionsto students with and without learning disabilities.resented at The Open University. Presented at Chaise Conference, The Open University Of Israel.
Kaspi-Tsahor, D., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (March 3-7, 2008). Usage patterns of assistive technologies and their contribution to students with learning disabilities. Presented at SITE 2008-Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Las-Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Heiman, T., Kaspi-Tsahor, D. & Olenik-Shemesh, D.(August, 2008). Examination of Technological aspects that contribute to academic studies among students with and without learning disabilities. Presented at Tthe 6th Conference of MEITAL (Inter University center for e-learning). University of Haifa, Israel.
Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. (June, 2007). Inclusive schooling: Middle school Teacher's perceptions. Presented at The 7th International Scientific Conference, Zagreb, Croatia.
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Supervision for Graduation Students

2008 - 2012 Tarablus, T. - Characteristics and Patterns of Cyber bullying in adolescence. Its causes and implications on academic and social aspects. (With Dr. T. Heiman).
2010 - 2013 Maha, Y. - Cyberbullying in the Arab-Muslim sector and its impact on adolescents. (With Dr. T. Heiman).
2011 - 2015 Zooaretz-Hannan, M. - Children ways of coping with Cyberbullying (With Dr. T. Heiman).
2012 - 2016 Frank, G.  Reaction patterns and youth ways of coping with on line violence. Thesis for M.A. (With Dr. Tali Heiman). 
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Other Professional Activities

2013-2017  COST Membership (European Cooperation of Scientific and Technical Research) - A research team of COST - management committee member. Action IS1210: Appearance Matters: Tackling the physical and psychosocial consequences of dissatisfaction with appearance.
2008-2012 COST Membership (European Cooperation of Scientific and Technical Research) - A research team of COST, management committee member (MC). Action IS0801: Cyber bullying: Coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings.
2012 STSM, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (February, 2012) Short Term Scientific Mission. Research collaboration: A cross-national comparison and collaboration regarding Cyberbullying: UK and Israel. Hosts: Alice Jones, Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London. funded by European Union: COST, ISCH, ISO801.
April, 2010 COST Training School, Melbourne, Australia,From Research to policy and practice: Innovation and sustainability in cyberbullying prevention.
2009  -- Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies Membership
A member of The Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies at the Open University of Israel.

  EU Projects

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List of Publications

Thesis and Dissertation

PhD Dissertation -"Emotional intelligence, social support, coping and adaptive outcomes in adolescents". Supervisor: Prof. M. Zeidner, University of Haifa.

M.A. Thesis - "The integration of predispositional and situational factors in the perceived readiness of teenagers to use drugs". Supervisors: Prof. M. Addad  and Prof. Y.  Wolf, Bar-Ilan University. Counselor: Dr. D. Green, Tel-Aviv University.

Articles in Refereed Journals 

Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T. &, Zuaretz-Hannan, M.  (2017). Cyber-victimization among children:  Prevalence, characteristics, gender differences and links to social difficulties. Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior, Medical Sciences, 5, 339 - 350. 

Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2017). Youth emotional intelligence as related to adaptive coping with stress. Psychology Research, 7 (1), 1-20.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2017). Cyberbullying and traditional bullying: Parents' perceptions of their child with learning disabilities. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 22 (1), 59-66 (IOSR-JHSS). 

    Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. (2016). Bystanders’ behavior in cyberbullying episodes: Active and passive patterns in the context of personal-socio-emotional factors. Journal  of Interpersonal Violence, 32(1), 23-48.

Olenik-Shemesh, D., &Heiman, T. (2016). Cyberbullying victimization in adolescents as related  to body  esteem, social support, and social self-efficacy. The Journal of Genetic Psychology. Doi: 080/00221325.195331.

 Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2016). Cyberbullying involvement of adolescents with low vision compared  to typical adolescents, as related to perceived social support.Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2016.1228725.

Zeidner, M., Matthews, G., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2015). Cognitive-Social sources of well-being: Differentiating the roles of coping style, social support and Emotional Intelligence. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(6), 2481-2501.

Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. (2015). Exploring cyberbullying among primary school  children in relation to: Internet use, social support, loneliness, self-efficacy and well-being. Child Welfare Journal, DOI: 10.1007/s 0889.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2015). Computer-based communication and cyberbullying involvement in the sample of Arab teenagers.  Education and Information Technologies.  doi
: 10.1007/s10639-015-9375-7.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2015).  Cyberbullying experience among adolescents with LD attending general and special education classes. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 48(2), 146-155.

       Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T., & Rabin, E. (2014). The Virtual Anti-Bullying Village Project for coping with bullying and cyberbullying        within a 3D virtual learning environment: Evaluation research. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 7(2), 97-124.


Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T., & Rabin, E. (2014). The Virtual Anti-Bullying Village Project for coping with bullying and cyberbullying within a 3D virtual learning environment: Evaluation research. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education, 7(2), 97-124.

Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (2014). Cyberbullying involvement among students with ADHD: Relation to self-efficacy, social support and loneliness.
The European Journal of Special Needs Education, 1-15.

Eden, S., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D.  (2014). Bully versus victim on the internet: The correlation with emotional-social characteristics.Education and Information Technologies, 21(3), 699-713.

Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Zeidner, M. (2014). Personality predictors of loneliness in adolescent students. Psychology Research, 3(10), 579-590.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2013). Cyberbullying experience and gender differences among adolescents in different educational settings. Journal of Learning  Disabilities, 20, 1-11.

Heiman, T., & Olenik Shemesh, D. (2013). Cyber bullying experience among adolescents with  LD attending general and special education classes. Journal of Learning Disabilities

Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T. & Eden, S. (2012). Cyberbullying victimization in adolescence: The relationships with loneliness and depressive mood. Emotional Behavioral Difficulties Journal, 17 (3-4), 361-374. 

Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Heiman, T. (2012).  Cyberbullying among adolescents (2012). Hed-Hahinuch (Hebrew), Towards the 21the Century. 6, 32-36.

Eden, S., Heiman, T. & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Confronting cyber bullying: Teachers' awareness, perceptions, and coping. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(6), 1-17.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D.  (2012). Students with learning disabilities in higher education: Use and contribution of assistive technology, website Courses and their correlation to students' Hope and Well-Being. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 45(4) 308– 318. 

Zeidner, M., & Olenik Shemesh, D. (2010). Emotional intelligence and subjective well being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 431-435.

Olenik Shemesh, D., & Zeidner, M. (2009). Emotional intelligence, social support, coping, well being and loneliness in adolescence. Maagalei Nefesh, 1, 40-49. In Hebrew.

Kaspi-Tsahor, D., Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2008). Usage patterns of assistive technologies and their contribution to students with learning disabilities. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference  (pp. 5080-5083). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2004). Teachers' coping integrating students with special needs in mainstreamed class. In S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.), Teachers in a changing world: Trends and challenges (pp. 131-156). Tel Aviv: The Open University. In Hebrew.

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (1998). Academic adjustment of pupils with learning disability. In T. Heiman & D. Olenik-Shemesh (Eds.), Students with learning disabilities: New perspectives. Tel Aviv: The Open University. In Hebrew.

Wolf, Y., Olenik-Shemesh, D. & Addad, M. (1995). Personal and situational factors in drug use as perceived by kibbutz youth. Adolescence, 30 (120),909-929.

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Chapters/Articles in Books

O’Moore, M. ,Cross, D., Valimaki, M.., Almeida, A,.Berne, S., Kurki,M., Olenik-Shemesh, D., Heiman, T., Deboutte, G., Fandrem, H.,Stald, G.,  Sygkollitou,E.& Fulop, M.(to be published- August 2013). Guidelines to prevent cyber-bullying: A cross-national review. In : P.K. Smith, and G. Steffgen, (Eds.), Cyberbullying through the new media: Findings  from an international network. Psychology Press.
 
Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Heiman, T. (April, 2013). Violence and bullying in the internet in adolescent: Risk & protective factors. In S. Romi & E. Gruper (Eds.,), Adolescents at risk. (in Hebrew).

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (2012). Youth cyber-bullying: Risks, intervention and prevention. In A. M. Columbus, (Ed.). Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 96). NY: Nova Science.

Heiman, T., & Olenik, D. (2004). Teachers' coping integrating students with special needs in mainstreamed class. In S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.,), Teachers in a changing world: Trends and challenges (pp. 131-156). Tel Aviv: The Open University (in Hebrew).

Heiman, T., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. (1998). Academic adjustment of pupils with learning disability. In T. Heiman & D. Olenik-Shemesh (Eds.,). Students with learning disabilities: New perspectives. Tel Aviv: The Open University (in Hebrew).

Open University Books   

Zeidner, M., & Olenik-Shemesh, D. Emotional Intelligence (2011). The Open University of Israel.


Other Scientific Publications

Research Reports

       Heiman, T., Olenik-Shemesh, D., & Eden, S. (2014). Aggressive behavior and vulnerability on the   Internet: Characteristics, patterns, 

       risk and protective factors among children and adolescents. Research Report. Jerusalem: The Israeli Ministry of Education. Retrieved

       from http://cms.education.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/5B2E6358-A9D7-4F8B-83A2-E1F46CB4DF94/185400/Unnamed6.pdf.

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Membership in Professional Societies

STAR – Stress and Anxiety Research Society

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Course Instruction and Teaching Coordinator

  • Issues in Special Education
  • Social Deviance
  • Giftedness and special talents
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Interactions in the Classroom
  • Emotional intelligence

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