The Open University of Israel
Dr. Ronit Bogler

Prof. Ronit Bogler

Department of Education and Psychology  

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Tel: Office: 972-9-7781469

Fax: 972-9-7780632 

Email: ronitbo@openu.ac.il

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      Department of Education and Psychology
      The Open University of Israel
      1 University Road
      Raanana 4353701
      Israel

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Education

1984-1990 Ph.D., School of Education, Stanford University, California
Dissertation: Academic Researchers and Funding Sources: A Resource Dependence Analysis
Supervisors: Bernard P. Cohen, Henry M. Levin, Seymour M. Lipset
1983-1984 M.A., Sociology, Stanford University, California
1980-1983 M.Sc., Behavioral & Management Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
1976-1979 B.A., Sociology & Anthropology and Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Mathematical Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel
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Areas of Interest

  • Educational administration
  • Educational leadership
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Academic Positions

2012- Associate Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
2005 -2012 Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
2002-2005 Lecturer, Department of Education and Psychology, The Open University of Israel
1994-2009 Teaching Fellow, School of Education, Haifa University
1990-1991, 1993-1994 Lecturer, School of Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1984-1990 Research assistant, School of Education, Stanford University
1980-1983 Teaching assistant, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
1979-1980 Research assistant, School of Social Work, University of Haifa
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Professional Experience

2002-present Member of the Board of Directors, Achva College of Education.
2000-2001 Member of the academic committee organizing the School-Based-Management Conference held in Israel, April 2001. (Representative of The Open University).
1994-1996 Member of the steering committee of "Tomorrow 98" project (to advance the sciences and technology studies in the education system), Chief Scientist Office, Israeli Ministry of Education & Culture.
1995-1996 Member of the steering committee and representative of Haifa University in the Rethinking Higher Education Program, a joint program of the Israeli Academy of Sciences, the Israeli Council of Higher Education, and the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute.
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Academic Activities

2013- Head, Education Division
2012- Head, M.A. Program in Educational Administration, Policy & Leadership
2011-2013. Chair, Research Committee, Research Center for Innovation in Learning Technologies
2011-2013 Member, Research Committee, Research Institute for the Study of Policy, Political Economy and Society
2011-cont. Chair, Education and Psychology Subcommittee
2010-cont. Chair, Social Sciences Subcommittee
2008-2012 CHE, Quality Assessment Coordinator
2009-2013 Member, "Bridges to Other Universities" Forum
2006-2013 Member, Economics and Management Subcommittee
2005-2008 Chair, Department of Education and Psychology
2005-cont. Member, Ethics Committee (Institutional committee)
2013- Head, Ethics Committee (Departmental committee)
2005-cont. Member of the Senate
2004-2008 Member, Steering Committee for MA studies in Education
1997-cont. Member, Social Sciences Subcommittee
1997-2011 Member, Study Programs Approval Committee
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Scholarships

1989 Research grant from the School of Education at Stanford University for writing doctoral thesis
1983-1984 Ph.D. scholarship, Stanford University
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Research Grants

2014-2017 Research grant from the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education for an International study on school autonomy and learning (IS 699,600), in collaboration with Prof. A. Zohar, Prof. A. Nir, Prof. (Emeritus) D. Inbar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. A. Ben-David.
2013 Research grant from the Research Authority, The Open University (IS36,000) for a graduate student stipend, Ofir Tzuman, in collaboration with Dr. Avner Caspi.
2010-2011 Research grant from the Research Authority, The Open University (IS 31,835) for conducting a large-scale study on superintendents (with Dr. A. E. Nir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an international team).

2005-2006 Research grant from Chais Research Center for studying leadership styles in an Internet learning environment (IS 10,000), in collaboration with Dr. Sonia Roccas and Dr. Avner Caspi.
2001-2005 Research grant from the Ministry of Education for evaluating school-based-management schools (IS 453,750), in collaboration with Prof. H. Gaziel, Bar-Ilan University and Dr. A. E. Nir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1994 Research grant from the School of Education at the University of Haifa for studying the socialization processes of university students.
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Open University Books

Choice in Education: Schools and Alternative Processes
An advanced course for the MA programs in Education and in Democracy Studies, 2003.
Leadership in Organizations
Adaptation of "Leadership and its Applications in Education" for the MBA program, 2002.
Leadership and its Applications in Education
An advanced course, 1999. (The course was updated in 2011)
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Chapters in Books

Bogler, R. (2014). The elusive character of the school superintendent role: The Israeli case. In A. E. Nir (Ed). The Educational superintendent: Between trust and regulation. An international perspective. NY: Nova Science Pub. pp. 75-90.
Bogler, R. (2005). Teacher empowerment as a mediating factor between teachers' participation in decision-making and their professional commitment, in E. Paldi (Ed.), Education and the Challenge of Time (Tel-Aviv: Ramot, in Hebrew).
Bogler, R. (2004). Future trends in the development of schools and their implications on the professional development of teachers, in S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.), Teachers in a Changing World: Trends and Challenges (Tel-Aviv: The Open University, in Hebrew).
Nir, A. E. & Bogler, R. (2003). Organizational vision in self-managing schools: Walking on thin ice, in A. Volanski and I. A. Friedman (Eds.), School-Based Management. An International Perspective (Jerusalem: Ministry of Education, English, pp. 141-154; Hebrew, pp. 135-148).
Bogler, R. & Shye S. (2000). Higher education as a social resource: Mapping criteria for just distribution by a systemic model, in S. Guri-Rosenblit (Ed.), Access to Higher Education: Social Perspectives and Selection Mechanisms (Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute, pp. 26-36, Hebrew).
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Articles in Refereed Journals 

Bogler, R. & Nir, A. E. (2015). The contribution of perceived fit between job demands and abilities to teachers' commitment and job satisfaction. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, 43(4), 541-560.

Pinchevsky, N., & Bogler R. (2014). The influence of teachers’ perceived self-efficacy and role impact on their preferences to adopt strategies to solve conflict situations with students. International Studies in Educational Administration, 42(2), 111-125.
Bogler, R., Caspi A., Roccas, S. (2013). Transformational and passive leadership: An initial investigation of university instructors as leaders in a virtual learning environment. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, 41(3), 372-392.
Nir, A. E. & Bogler, R. (2012). Parental involvement in school governance and decision making in Israel. Journal of School Public Relations, 33(3), 216-236.
Bogler, R. and Nir, A. E. (2012). The importance of teachers' perceived organizational support to job satisfaction: What's empowerment got to do with it? Journal of Educational Administration, 50(3), 287-306.
Sheaffer, Z., Bogler, R. & Sarfati, S. (2011). Leadership attributes, masculinity and risk-taking as predictors of crisis proneness. Gender in Management, 26(2), 163-187.

* The paper received the 2012 Highly Commended Award for Excellence by Emerald Literati Network.

Nir, A.E., Bogler, R. (2008). The antecedents of teacher satisfaction with professional development programs. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(2), 377-386.
Bogler, R., & Somech, A. (2005). Organizational citizenship behavior in school: How does it relate to participation in decision-making? Journal of Educational Administration, 43(5), 420-438.

* The paper received the 2006 Highly Commended Award for Excellence by Emerald Literati Network.

Bogler, R. (2005). Satisfaction of Jewish and Arab teachers in Israel. The Journal of Social Psychology, 145, 19-33.
Bogler, R. (2005). The power of empowerment: Meditating the relationship between teachers' participation in decision making and their professional commitment, Journal of School Leadership, 15, 76-98.
Bogler, R. & Somech, A. (2004). Influence of teacher empowerment on teachers' organizational commitment, professional commitment and organizational citizenship behavior in schools, Teaching and Teacher Education, 20(3), 277-289..
Bogler, R. (2002). When principals carry pistols, Educational Leadership, 60(2), 80.
Somech, A. & Bogler, R. (2002). Antecedents and consequences of teacher organizational and professional commitment, Educational Administration Quarterly, 38(4), 555-577.
Bogler, R. (2002). Two profiles of schoolteachers: A discriminant analysis of job satisfaction, Teaching and Teacher Education, 18(6), 665-673.
Bogler, R. (2002). Changing schools in changing times: Implications for educational leadership, International Journal of Educational Reform, 11(3), 216-227.
Bogler, R., & Somech A. (2002). Motives to study and socialization processes: The case of university students, The Journal of Social Psychology, 142(2), 233-248.
Bogler, R. (2001). The influence of leadership style on teacher job satisfaction, Educational Administration Quarterly, 37(5), 662-683.
Bogler, R. and Nir, A. E. (2001). Organizational vision: The other side of the coin, The Journal of Leadership Studies, 8(2), 135-144.
Somech A. & Bogler, R. (1999). Tacit knowledge in academia: Its effects on student learning and achievement, The Journal of Psychology, 133(6), 605-616.
Bogler, R., & Kremer-Hayon, L. (1999). The socialization of faculty members to university culture and norms, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 23(1), 31-40.
Bogler, R. (1999). Rewards and Costs: How do they affect the choice by university researchers of the preferred funding source? Higher Education Policy, 12(2), 159-175.
Bogler, R. (1994). University researchers' view of private industry: Implications for educational administration, academicians, and the funding sources, Journal of Educational Administration, 32(2), 69-86.
Bogler, R. (1994). The impact of past experience on people's preference: The case of university researchers' dependency on funding sources, Higher Education, 28, 169-187.

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Research report

Gaziel, H., Bogler R., & Nir, A.E. (2005). The Implementation of School-Based Management in Schools: An Assessment of Inhibitors and Catalysts. Submitted to the Chief Scientist's Office, The Ministry of Education, 220 pp.
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Papers Presented at Academic Conferences (since 200

Bogler, R., Ben-David, A., Inbar, D., Nir, A., & Zohar, A. (2015). School autonomy and curriculum reform in 21st century skills: An Israeli perspective. Presenters in a symposium at the annual meeting of the World Education Research Association (WERA/ECER), Budapest, Hungary, September, 2015.

Abu Nasra, M., Bogler R. (2015). The relationship between principals' transformational leadership, teachers' job satisfaction, trust and organizational citizenship behavior. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, April 2015.
Caspi A., Bogler, R., Tzuman, O. (2015). Perceiving charisma: Differential processing speed of delivery and content. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, DC, November 2014. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2015.
Bogler, R., Caspi A., Tzuman, O. (2014). The impact speed of delivery and vision on the perceived charisma of a school's principal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, DC, November 2014.
Bogler, R., Nir, A.E. (2014). The impact of center vs. periphery on superintendents’ role concept: The Israeli case. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP), Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, October 2014.
Bogler, R., Nir, A.E. (2014). Forming vs. implementing educational policy: How do the Israeli school superintendents perceive their role? Paper presented in the European Conference on Educational Research, Porto, Portugal, September 2014.

Bogler, R., Caspi A., Tzuman, O. (2013). The effect of vision and delivery on the perceived charisma of a school’s principal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2013.

Bogler, R., Nir, A.E., (2013). Teachers' Placement in School: A Critical Dimension in
School Management.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2013.

Bogler, R., Nir, A.E., (2013). The Israeli School Superintendent in a Transitional Time. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP), Niagara Falls, NY, October 2013.

Bogler, R., Nir, A.E., Johansson, O., Nihlfors, E., Paulsen, J.M., Risku, M., Kanervio, P., Björk, L.G., Bredeson, P. (2012). The Superintendency Role in Centralized vs. Decentralized Educational Systems: A Comparative Perspective. Presenter in a symposium in the European Conference on Educational Research, Cádiz, Spain.

Bogler, R., Nir, A.E. (2011).
Multinational Superintendent Roles and Implications on Leadership Preparation. Presenter in a symposium at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bogler, R., Pinchevsky Skripochnik, N. (2011).
The influence of teachers' empowerment and interpersonal trust on conflict solving styles in conflict situations with students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Nir, A.E. Bogler, R. (2011).
Empirical Findings on Superintendents - Comparative Purpose. Presenter in a symposium in the European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin, Germany.
Bogler, R., Nir, A.E. Clarke S., Wildy H., Johansson, O., Bjork, L. (2011).
Superintendet Symposium - Searching for a New Research Agenda. Presenter in a symposium in the European Conference on Educational Research, Berlin, Germany.
Bogler, R., Roccas, S., Caspi A. (2010).
The moderating role of expected academic achievements on the relationship between instructor behavior/leadership and student satisfaction
. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, New Orleans.
Bogler, R., Nir, A.E. (2010).
UCEA Center for Research on the Superintendency and District Governance: International Governance Study. Presenter in a symposium
at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, New Orleans.
Bogler, R. Nir, A.E. (2010).
Searching for the Superintendent
. Presenter in a symposium in
the European Conference on Educational Research, Helsinki, Finland.
Sheaffer, Z., Bogler, R., Sarfati, S. (2010).
Leadership attributes, masculinity and risk-taking as predictors of crisis proneness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. 
Bogler, R. Nir, A.E. (2009).
Different roads lead to teachers' organizational and professional commitment
.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Anaheim, CA.
Bogler, R. Nir, A.E. (2008).
The importance of teachers’ perceived organizational support to job satisfaction: What’s empowerment got to do with it? 
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Florida.
Nir, A.E., Bogler, R. (2008).
The power of teacher empowerment: Does it change the odds? Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP), Istanbul, Turkey.
Bogler, R., Somech, A. (2008).
Applying an integrative model of school effectiveness to the study of the Arab school system in Israel.
Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.
Bogler, R., Somech, A. (2007).
The Influence of Leadership Style and Organizational Climate on School Effectiveness in the Arab School System in Israel
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Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington.
Nir, A.E., Bogler, R. (2007).
Predicting teachers' satisfaction with supervision instructional programs. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Budapest, Hungary.
Somech, A., Bogler R., Reiter S. (2007).
Influence of leadership style and organizational climate on school effectiveness in the Arab school. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Education, Israel.
Bogler, R., Roccas, S., & Caspi A. (2006).
Leadership patterns in an asynchronous learning environment: Structure and associations with student's satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, Texas.
Bogler, R., Roccas, S., & Caspi A. (2006).
Leadership style in an asynchronous, internet-based learning environment. Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Athens, Greece.
Bogler, R. and Nir, A. E. (2006).
The antecedents of teachers' satisfaction with supervision instructional programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
Bogler, R. & Wolf, T. (2005).
Principals' transformational leadership and teachers' sense of self-efficacy: Implications for educational leadership. Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, Tennessee.
Bogler, R. & Wolf, T. (2005).
Planning for school improvement based on teachers' perceptions of their principals' leadership style and their own self-efficacy feelings. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP), Bologna, Italy.
Bogler, R. & Wolf, T. (2005).
How does principals' leadership style relate to teachers' sense of self-efficacy? The link to effective instruction environment. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Nicosia, Cyprus.
Bogler, R. & Somech A. (2004).
The Relationship between Teachers' Participation in Decision Making and Organizational Citizenship Behavior as Mediated by Teacher Empowerment. Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration, Kansas City, Missouri.
Bogler, R. & Somech A. (2004).
Teacher Empowerment, Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Commitment in the School Setting. Paper presented at the workshop sponsored by the Organizational Behavior Division of The Academy of Management, Eilat.
Bogler, R. & Somech, A. (2004).
Teacher Empowerment as Meditating in the Relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Teachers' Participation in Decision Making. Paper presented at the Israeli Association for the Research in Education, Ben-Gurion University.
Bogler, R. (2003).
Teacher Empowerment as a Mediating Factor between Teachers' Participation in Decision Making and Their Professional Commitment. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Education, Israel.
Bogler, R. (2003).
Teacher Continuing Education-Between Professional Development and Personal Development. Symposium held at the International Conference on Teacher Education, Israel.
Bogler, R. (2003).
Educational Leadership in a Belligerent Era. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Bogler, R. & Somech A. (2003).
The Relationship between Teacher Empowerment and School Outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Somech, A. & Bogler, R. (2002).
Professional commitment and organizational commitment as mediators in the participative decision making - organizational citizenship behavior relationship. Paper presented at the Israeli Association for the Research in Education, Bar-Ilan University.
Bogler, R. & Somech, A. (2002).
The relationship between teacher empowerment and school outcomes: Organizational commitment, teacher job commitment and teacher extra role behavior. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Education, Israel.
Bogler, R. and Nir, A. E. (2001).
Organizational Vision as a Motivating Force for Renewal…or Destruction. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference, Miami, FL.
Bogler, R. (2001).
The Changing Role and Status of Faculty in a Changing Era for Higher Education Institutions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Technology in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Samos Island, Greece.
Bogler, R. (2001).
Job Satisfaction among Jewish and Arab Teachers in Israel. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle.
Bogler, R. and Nir, A. E. (2001).
On vision, School-Based-Management, and the Relationship between them. Paper presented at the National Conference on School-Based-Management, Kfar Hamaccabia, Ramat-Gan.
Bogler, R. (2000).
Teachers' Job Satisfaction: A Comparison between the Jewish and Arab Sectors. Paper presented at the Israeli Association for the Research in Education, Tel-Aviv University.
Bogler, R. (2000).
Professionalism and Bureaucracy in Educational Systems: Case Study of a School-Based-Management. Symposium (moderator), presented at the Israeli Association for the Research in Education, Tel-Aviv University.
Bogler, R. Shye S. (2000).
Higher Education as a Social Resource: Mapping Criteria for Distributive Justice Based on a Systemic Model. Paper presented at the VIIIth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Rishon LeZion, Israel.
Bogler, R. (2000).
The Profile of the Satisfied Schoolteacher: A Discriminant Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
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