Professor Ayman Agbaria is a researcher, poet, playwright, and social activist, who serves as an associate professor in the department of leadership and policy in education at the University of Haifa. In 2016, he served as a visiting scholar at the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education at the University College London Institute of Education, and at the Institute for Islamic Studies at the University of Vienna. Ayman holds two master’s degrees, one in international development and social change from Clark University, and the other in criminology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also holds a dual doctoral degree – in educational theory and policy and in international and comparative education – from Pennsylvania State University. Ayman completed post-doctoral studies at Cambridge University. His areas of expertise include: education among ethnic and religious minorities; policy and pedagogy for civics education; Islamic education; and teacher training. Previously, he held senior positions at the Israel Association of Community Centers, Beit Berl Academic College, and SHATIL – the New Israel Fund Initiative for Social Change. He also served as a senior consultant to the Follow-Up Committee on Arab Education, and as a member of the Ministry of Education’s committee on civics education. Ayman’s poems have been published in many anthologies in various languages and four of his plays have been produced.
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