10/2/2020                        Curriculum Vitae - Yaacov J Katz

  Name:                            Yaacov Julian Katz

  Address:                        Alon Shevut, Gush Etzion 90433

  Date & Place of Birth:  6 June 1945, Johannesburg, South Africa

  Family Status:               Married with seven children

  Citizenship:                   Israeli - I.D. 6951097-2

  Higher Education

Year

Institution

Degree

1968 - 1971

Bar Ilan University

B.A.

Psychology & Education

1972 - 1976

Bar Ilan University

M.A.

Educational Counseling

1977 - 1985

University of the Witwatersrand

Ph.D.

Education

  Title of Ph.D. Thesis:  The influence of some attitudes on intelligence

  Supervisor:                   Professor Julian Barling

  Professional Qualifications

  Licensed as Psychologist by Israel Ministry of Health - License No. 2416

  Licensed as Educational Counselor by Israel Ministry of Education - License No. 251

  University Appointments

Year

Institution

Appointment

1973 - 1976

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Lecturing and Research

Assistant and Student

Counsellor

 

1982 - 1984

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Senior Lecturing and

Research Assistant

 

1984 - 1987

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Instructor and Researcher

1987 - 1990

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Lecturer and Researcher

1988 - 1992

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Director, Division of

Educational Counseling

1989 - 1990

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Director, Institute for

Research & Advancement

of Religious Education

 

1990 - 1998

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Senior Lecturer and

Researcher

1991

Studies, King's College

London

 

Research Consultant - ImpacT Project

1991 - 1994

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Senior Researcher,

Institute for Community Education & Research

1992 - 1997

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Deputy Director, School

of Education and Head of

Educational Studies

1998 - 2001

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Director, Institute for

Community Education &

Research

 

1995 - 2000

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Chair, Graduate Studies

(M.A.) Committee

 

1997 - 2001

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Director, School of

Education

 

1998 - 2012

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Associate Professor and

Researcher

2012 - 2013

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Full Professor and

Researcher

 

2013 - cont

School of Education

Bar Ilan University

Professor Emeritus

2013 - cont

Michlalah Jerusalem

Academic College

President


 

  Non-University Appointments

Year

Institution

Appointment

1970 - 1976

Kiryat Gat Religious

Comp. High School

Teacher and Educational

Counselor

1977 - 1981

King David High School

Johannesburg, S.

Africa

 

Head, Department of Jewish

Studies

 

1982 - 1994

Gush Etzion Regional

Elementary School

Educational Counselor

2001 - 2006

Ministry of Education

Chair, Pedagogic Secretariat

  Academic Awards

Year

Award

1999

Leah Frankfurter Prize

1991

British Council Grant

1980

Student Research Project Bursary

1971

Academic Achievement Bursary

2015

EDEN Fellow Award

  Research Grants

Year

Amount

Grantor

1984 - 1985

$10,000

Israel Furniture

Manufacturers Association

1988 - 1989

$1,500

Ministry of Education and

Culture

1994 - 1995

$20,000

Department of Torah

Education and Culture,

World Zionist Organisation

 

1995 - 1997

$35,000

Negev Bedouin Educational

Authority

1996 -1997

$15,000

Economic and Social

Research Council (U.K.)

 

1997 -1999

$25,000

Joint Authority for Jewish

Zionist Education in the

Diaspora

1998 - 2002

$65,000

Jerusalem Center for Public

Policy

1999 - 2000

$10,000

Ministry of Science

2000 - 2001

$12,000

Israel Government Custodian

2001 - 2002

$14,000

J.A.F.I.

2002 - 2003

$5,000

Education Department
Aliyat Hanoar

 

2002 - 2003

$4,000

Israel Government Custodian

2006 - 2007

$20,000

Microsoft Israel Ltd.

2012

$3,000                            

Israel Academy of Sciences

2014

$1000                             

Bet Shalom

  Professional Affiliations

1.   European Affective Education Network

2.   International Council for Educational Media

3.   International Seminar for Religious Education and Values

4.   International Federation for Information Processing (TC3 WG3.1 and WG3.5)

5.   Israel Psychological Association

  University Committees

Year

Committee

1987 - 1988

Member, Research Committee, School of Education

 

1987 - 1993

Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, School of Education

1988 - cont

Member, Directorate of Institute for Research & Advancement of Religious Education, School of Education

1991 - 2003

Member, Directorate of Institute for Community Education                                         and Research, School of Education

1996 - 1998

Member, Instruction Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences

1997 2001

Member, Appointments Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences

1999 2000

Chair, ICT Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences

2000 2001

Member, University ICT Pedagogic Committee

  Professional Committees

Year

Committee

1991 - 1994 

Chair, Advisory Committee on Vocational Education in Religious Sector, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport

1993 - 1995

Chair, Advisory Committee on Social Education in Religious Sector, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport

1997

Chair, Advisory Committee on Negev Bedouin
Educational System, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport

1997 - 2001

Member, Advisory Committee to Chief Scientist, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport

2001 - 2003

Member, Steering Committee on Literacy and Reading Reform, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sport

2001 - 2006

Chair, Israel Education Commission for UNESCO

2001 - 2006

Member, Israel National Commission for UNESCO

2003 - 2004

Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Academic
Administration of Academic Colleges

2004 - 2006

Member, National Commission for Education

2004 - 2006

Chair, Governmental Commission for Overseas Academic Degree Accreditation

2004 2006

Member, Israel National Academy of Sciences & Humanities and Rothschild Foundation Steering Committee
for Applied Educational Research

 

2005 - 2006

Member, Israel National Commission for Applied Social Sciences

2005 -2009

Member, National Commission for Religious Education

  Associate Editorship of Scientific Journals

Year

Editorship

1999 - 2006

Education Media International

  Membership of Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals

Year

Editorship

1989 - 1996

Israel Journal of Computers in Education

1989 - 1996

Israel Journal of Computers in Education

1989 - cont 

Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education and Research

1996 - cont

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

2006 - cont

Learning and Teaching

2006 cont

Education and Information Technologies

2009 cont

International Journal of Jewish Education Research

  Reviewer for following Scientific Journals

  British Journal of Educational Psychology - Wiley

  Computers and Education - Elsevier

  Education and Information Technologies - Springer

  Educational Research Review - Elsevier

  Journal of Computer Assisted Learning - Wiley

  Journal of Computers in Education Springer


 

  Major Teaching and Research Interests

1.   Attitudes and social integration in the Israeli school system.

2.   Attitudes and computers in the Israeli school system.

3.   Attitudes and values in religious education.

  Service to the Community

Year

Service

1989 - 1996

Israel Journal of Computers in Education

1989 - 1991 

Member, Advisory Committee to I.D.F. Spokesman

1994 - 1999

Member, Gush Etzion Regional Council

1994 - 1998

Member, Board of Directors, Gush Etzion Development Co.

1996 - 1999

Chair, Alon Shevut Local Municipal Committee

1998 - 2000

Member, Board of Directors, Israel Broadcasting Authority

1999 - 2000

Advisor to NRP Rehabilitation Commission

  Courses Taught at University

1.   Psychology of Development, Personality and Learning

2.   Cognitive Processes

3.   Seminar on Advanced Educational Research

4.   Seminar on Psycho-pedagogical Aspects of ICT in Education

 Supervision of Theses - M.A. Students

Name

Year of Graduation

Title

Hindi Stern

1995

Verbal and non-verbal thinking of hearing-impaired children

Yossi Goslan

1996

The relationship between self-image and quality of informal education among estranged youth  

Shira Iluz

1997

Locus of control and coping of new immigrants from the former U.S.S.R.

Intisar Badir

1997

Family education and attitudes of Arab junior high school students

Liora Chen

1997

Parental intervention in community and non-community schools

Ruth Panek

1999

Presence or absence of husbands and marital satisfaction of wives

Vered Sasson

1999

Self-image, learning achievement and social orientations of students

Milka Rosenwald

2000

Infant schools and cognitive variables of students in the Arab sector

Shoshi Arad

2001

Perception of friendship and cohesion in junior high schools

Irit Ariav

2002

Emotional intelligence and attachment styles of adolescents

Ronit Weiss

2002

Participation in the Naaleh project and learning achievement

Rivka Hirsch

2003

Self-image and belief in the ability to change among boarding school students

Irina Zak

2003

The influence of "alcohol-free driving" instruction on adolescents

Dorit Kadosh

2005

The relationship between art instruction and level of violence among adolescents

Liat Diner Sapir

2007

The relationship between disciplinary styles of parents and teachers and students' behavior (supervised together with Dr Yaacov Yablon)

Saadia Danan

2010

Intensification of self-efficacy, continuity, and self-identity as a function of coaching

Yisrael Naim

2010

Attitudes of elementary school teachers and students toward study in an ICT-based environment

Anna Tenzer

2010

Jewish, Zionist and national identity of identity of immigrant students from the former U.S.S.R.

Pnina Miron

2011

The relationship between conservatism, self-efficacy, autonomy and the choice of a university-based computer course

Jenni Hanin

2012

The relationship between parenting style, attachment and moral development among adolescents

Vered Reves

2012

The relationship between utilization of computerized games and level of attention of ADHS diagnosed high school students

Moriah Chanya

2013

The relationship between perception  of school organizational characteristics and self-efficacy and work satisfaction among high school teachers

Orit Mash

2013

The relationship between physical activity in the indergarten and self-regulation, self-image and cognitive achievement of the child

Adi Koren

2015

Parenting styles, personal coping and family adjustment among second and third generations of Holocaust survivors

Racheli Zaretsky

2016

Emotional display rules and emotional behavior" in teaching: the influence of experience, age of students and teacher burnout

Ariel Sherlow

2018

Teaching of talmud in ultra-orthodox talmud torah schools: students' achievement and efficacy of teachers

Yifat Lober

Proposal
submitted 

The relationship between religious identity, spirituality and emotional labor of religious students and study motivation and satisfaction

  Supervision of Theses - Ph.D. Students

Name

Year of Graduation

Title

Yaacov Yablon

2003

Factors affecting willingness or  reluctance to seek help in the event of school violence

Sigal Eden

2004

The effect of three-dimensionality as a representation mode of sequential time perception of hearing and hearing-impaired children (supervised together with Dr David Passig)

Milka Rosenwald

2004

The relationship between personality variables and learning achievement in a multi-age infant school and a single- age educational framework in the Arabic-speaking population

Neta Ravhon-Dumti

2005

Identification of basic emotions and  emotional characteristics following positive and negative feedback among gifted and non-gifted children (supervised together with Dr Naomi Bat-Zion)

Avishai Luski

2006

Parental discourse regarding filling in of Placement Preference Questionnaire before sons' conscription into an IDF combat unit (supervised together with Prof Arie Cohen)

Ofer Rimon

2006

International studies as a tool for system improvement (supervised together with Prof Nava Ben Zvi)

Reut Yamin

2006

The development of implicit and explicit morphological knowledge among young readers (supervised together with Dr Michal Raveh)

Idit Finkelstein

2007

Adjustment of adolescent children of divorced parents: personality-related and family-related variables

Michal Lev

2010

Educational trips to Poland: perceptions of third generation holocaust survivors (supervised together with Dr Shlomo Romi)

Miri Shahaf

2010

The relationship between high school students' participation in competitive sport, personality characteristics and academic achievement

Gili Katz

2013

The relationship between the learning process of university students and personality variables: a comparison of  different technologies to enhance learning

Ayala Nicola

2013

The contribution of legal literacy to accountability, autonomy and effectiveness in school principals decision making (supervised together with Prof Devora Court)

Moriah Tsuriel

2013

The location of school climate in the Attribution-Affect-Action process and school violence among students

Yedidya Armon

2015

Teachers and students attitudes  towards Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Educational, social, emotional and behavioral aspects with respect to religiosity (supervised together with Prof Shlomo Romi)

Inbal Perry

2015

The relationship between pre-performance routine, personality characteristics and accuracy in team and individual sport

Ela Luria

2016

The inculcation of values by parents in a mixed couple marriage (religious and secular) in their children

Adina Mannes

2016

EFL (English as a Foreign Language teacher's self-perception of his/her professional identity in Israel

Michal Pantanowitz

2016

Physical, familial and emotional predictors of success in an intervention program for the treatment of childhood obesity

Dorit Shitrit

2016

Government policy regarding management of educational frameworks for infants: an applicative  research study

Jenni Hanin

2017

Constructing a multi-dimensional model of morality

Shira Bazak

2017

The relationship between over responsivity and temperament on emotional functioning and self-efficacy in childhood (supervised together with Dr Ayelet Ben Sasson)

Tali Aviv-Cohen

2017

The contribution of therapeutic horseback riding and mother's attachment orientation to the improvement of executive functions, sensory processing, self-esteem and parental distress levels among children with ADHD (supervised together with Dr Esti Bernd)

Yamama Abed Alqader

2018

Socialization, identity and psychological strength of Arab minority adolescents in Israel

Noa Rachel Ben David

proposal approved

The influence of different types of antenatal education on fear, self-efficacy, spirituality, birth experience and mother fetus/newborn relationship

Esther Avraham

proposal approved

The correlation between kindergarten teachers' perceptions, parents knowledge about the kindergarten and the kindergarten's organizational culture

Galit Ben Yishay

proposal approved

Training teachers to change attitude toward technological knowledge and the use of technology in teaching processes

Racheli Zaretsky

 

proposal approved

The relationship between emotional labor and personality traits, burnout, organizational commitment, and  job satisfaction of lecturers in academic teacher training colleges in Israel

 

Dina Weiss

proposal approved

The organizational support in integrated schools, teachers' attitudes towards integration(inclusion),teachers' well-being and their influence on teachers' emotional labor

  Publications

  Editorship of Books and Journals

1.        Katz, Y.J. (Ed.) (1995) Computers in education: pedagogical and psychological implications. Sofia: IFIP and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

2.        Katz, Y.J., Millin, D. & Offir, B. (Eds.) (1996) The impact of information technology: from practice to curriculum. London: Chapman & Hall.

3.        Benzie, D. & Katz, Y.J. (Eds.) (1996) Information technology: supporting change through teacher education. Laxenburg: IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing).

4.        Lang, P.L.F., Katz, Y.J. & Menezes, I. (Eds.) (1998) Affective education:  a comparative perspective. London: Cassell.

5.        Francis, L.J. & Katz, Y.J. (Eds.) (2000) Joining and leaving religion: research perspectives. Leominster: Gracewing.

6.        Katz, Y.J. (Ed.) (2000) Educational Media International - Special Issue on Distance Learning, 37(1). London: Routledge.

7.        Katz, Y.J. (Ed.) (2000) Educational Media International - Special Issue on Euro Education 2000, 37(4). London: Routledge.

8.        Katz, Y.J. (Ed.) (2000) Curriculum and Teaching - Special Issue on Affective   Education, 15(2). Albert Park: James Nicholas Publishers.

9.        Marshall, G. & Katz, Y.J. (Eds.) (2003) Learning in school, home and community: ICT for early and elementary education. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

10.    Katz, Y.J. & Marshall, G. (Eds.) (2005) Educational Media International - Special Issue on Effective Teaching and Learning: Useful ICT-Based Projects and Models. 42(2), London: Routledge.

11.    Karpinnen, S.M., Katz, Y.J. & Neill, S.R.St.J (Eds.) (2005) Theory and research in affective education. Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press.

12.    Rich, Y., Katz, Y.J., Mevarech Z. & Ohayon, S. (Eds.) (2013) Perspectives on Jewish literacy and education. Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland.


 

Chapters and Articles Published in Refereed Books

1.             Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1988) Computer oriented attitudes as a function of age in an elementary school population. In F. Lovis & E.D. Tagg (Eds.) Computers in education. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 371-373.

2.             Katz, Y.J. (1992) Measuring the effects of an integration program in an Israeli elementary school. In J Bashi & Z. Sass (Eds.) School effectiveness and improvement. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 225-235. (Hebrew)

3.             Katz, Y.J. (1992) Educational interventions for prejudice reduction and integration in elementary schools. In J. Lynch, C. Modgil, & S. Modgil (Eds.) Cultural diversity and the schools: prejudice, polemic or progress. London: The Falmer Press, 257-271.

4.             Offir, B., & Katz, Y.J. (1992) Computer related attitudes and self-image as a function of learners' age. In R.M. Aiken (Ed.) Information processing 92: education and society (volume 2). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 80-84.

5.             Katz, Y.J. (1993) Achievement level, affective attributes and computer oriented attitudes: a profile of a successful end-user. In A. Knierzinger & M. Moser (Eds.) Informatics and changes in learning. Linz, Austria: IST Press, 13-15 (Section VII).

6.             Katz, Y.J., & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1993) Issues in integration of Israeli elementary schools. In S. Levinson (Ed.) Psychology in the schools and the community. Tel-Aviv: Hadar Publishers, 273-283. (Hebrew)

7.             Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1993) Computer assisted learning and cognitive abilities: hardware and software planning implications. In A. Knierzinger & M. Moser (Eds.) Informatics and changes in learning. Linz, Austria: IST Press, 11-13 (Section I).

8.             Ronen, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1993) Conservatism and democracy in a sample of Israeli students. In O. Ichilov (Ed.) Education for citizenship and democracy. Tel-Aviv: Massada, 87-98. (Hebrew)

9.             Katz, Y.J. (1994) Self-image, locus of control and computer related attitudes. In R. Lewis & P Mendelsohn (Eds.) Lessons from learning. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 105-109.

10.         Katz, Y.J. & Offir, B. (1994) Computer games as motivators for successful computer end-use. In J. Wright & D. Benzie (Eds.) Exploring a new partnership: children, teachers and technology. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 81-87.

11.         Offir, B., & Katz, Y.J. (1994) The computer as an instructional aid for studying the humanities. In K. Brunnstein, & E. Raubold (Eds.) Applications and impacts: information processing '94 (volume 2). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 660-665.

12.         Offir, B., Katz, Y.J. & Passig, D. (1994) The utilisation of "open" courseware for developing an enquiry approach in the study of non-scientific subjects. In J. Wright & D. Benzie (Eds.) Exploring a new partnership: children, teachers and technology. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers, 97-101.

13.         Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1995) The use of information technology in educational counseling: applications for high school counsellors. In B. Barta, M. Telem & Y. Gev (Eds.) Information technology in educational management. London: Chapman & Hall, 195-200.

14.         Katz, Y.J. (1995) Some cognitive and social correlates of computer assisted instruction in the Israeli elementary school. In Y.J. Katz (Ed.) Computers in education: pedagogical and psychological implications. Sofia: IFIP and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 75-84.

15.         Katz, Y.J. (1996) Religiosity, personality and tertiary educational choice.  In L.J. Francis, W.K. Kay & W. Campbell (Eds.). Research in religious education. Leominster: Gracewing, 407-421.

16.         Katz, Y.J. (1996) Socio-pedagogical issues affecting computer assisted instruction and learning. In Y.J. Katz, D. Millin & B. Offir (Eds.) The impact of information technology: from practice to curriculum. London: Chapman & Hall, 23-29.

17.         Katz, Y.J. & Offir, B. (1996) The teacher and the integration of computers in instruction. In N. Hativa & Z. R Mevarech (Eds.) Computers in school. Tel-Aviv: Schocken Publishing House, 214-221. (Hebrew)

18.         Katz, Y.J. (1997) The centrality of affective variables in the implementation of a national strategy for teacher and pupil IT suitability in elementary schools. In D. Passey & B. Samways (Eds.) Information technology: supporting change through teacher education. London: Chapman & Hall, 95-100.

19.         Katz, Y.J. (1998) Affective education in Israeli elementary schools: principles and practice. In P.L.F. Lang, Y.J. Katz & I. Menezes, (Eds.) Affective education: a comparative perspective. London: Cassell, 145-152.

20.         Katz, Y.J. (1998) Dealing with stress in the elementary school. In P.L.F. Lang, Y.J. Katz & I. Menezes (Eds.) Affective education: a comparative perspective. London: Cassell, 155-162.

21.         Katz, Y.J. (1998) The relationship between distance learning methods and satisfaction and achievement of college students. In G. Davies (Ed.) Teleteaching 98: distance learning, training and education. Vienna: Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and IFIP, 569- 578.

22.         Katz, Y.J. (1999) Yeshiva high schools and girls ulpanot in the Israeli secondary school system. In E. Peled (Ed.) The jubilee volume of  Israeli education (vol. 3). Tel-Aviv: Ministry of Defence Publishing Company, 1025-1033. (Hebrew)

23.         Katz, Y.J. (2001) Imagining god in Israeli high schools: religious versus secular perceptions. In H.G. Ziebertz (Ed.) Imagining god: empirical explorations from an international perspective. Munster: Lit Verlag, 159-169.

24.         Katz, Y.J. (2002) A psycho-pedagogical model for ICT use in the educational process. In D. Watson & J. Andersen (Eds.) Networking the learner. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 311-318.

25.         Katz, Y.J., Kontoyianni, A., Lang, P., Menezes, I., Neill, S. Puurula, A.,
Romi, S., Saccone, C. Vasileiou, L. & Vriens, L. (2003) The north and south
contrasted: cultural similarities and differences in affective education. In A. Antikainen & C.Torres (Eds.) International handbook of sociology of education: international perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 360-380.

26.         Katz, Y.J. (2003) The use of virtual reality three-dimensional simulation technology in nursery school teacher training. In G. Marshall & Y.J. Katz (Eds.) Learning in school, home and community: ICT for early and elementary education. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 41-51.

27.         Glaubman, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2003) The Bedouin community in the Negev: educational and community characteristics. In Y. Iram & H Wahrman (Eds.) Education of minorities and peace education in pluralistic societies. Westport, CT: Praeger, (update of 1998 research report), 181-211.

28.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2003) Can internet technology promote inter-group attitudes towards equality, understanding, tolerance and coexistence? In Y. Iram & H Wahrman (Eds.) Education of minorities and peace education in pluralistic societies. Westport, CT: Praeger, 169-179.

29.         Katz, Y.J. & Rimon, O. (2004) Developing a learning model for Israeli and overseas high school pupils. In S. Karpinnen (Ed.) Cultural heritage and ICT theory and practice (Studia Pedagogica, Vol. 32). Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press, 65-73.

30.         Katz, Y.J. (2004) State religious education in Israel: developmental trends in the Zionist era. In Z. Gross & Y. Dror (Eds.) Education as a social challenge. Tel-Aviv: Ramot Publishing House, Tel-Aviv University, 73-83. (Hebrew)

31.         Katz, Y.J. (2005) Distance learning approaches in teacher training. In P. Nicholson, J.B. Thompson, M. Ruohonen, & J. Multisilta, (Eds.) E-training practices for professional organizations. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 255-262.

32.         Katz, Y.J., Romi, S. & Xing, Q. (2005) Affective education: the nature and characteristics of teachers and students attitudes toward school in China and Israel. In Y.J. Katz, S. Neill & S. Karpinnen (Eds.) Theory and research in affective education. Helsinki: University of Helsinki Press, 179-197.

33.         Katz, Y.J. (2006) The core curriculum in Israel: an educational common denominator for all population sectors. In D. Inbar (Ed.) Towards  an educational revolution. Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute and Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 186-194. (Hebrew)    

34.         Katz, Y.J. (2007) Values education in the Israeli educational system. In N. Kryger & B. Ravn (Eds.) Learning beyond cognition. Copenhagen: Danish University of Education Press, 291-302.

35.         Katz, Y.J. (2007) Education for peaceful coexistence in the Israeli State Jewish school system. In J. Astley, L.J. Francis & M. Robbins (Eds.) Peace or violence: the ends of religion and education? Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 195-207.

36.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2012) Acquiring vocabulary at the university level: a comparison of three learning strategies. In F. Doyran (Ed.) Research on teacher education and training: Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 267-276.

37.         Katz, Y.J. (2013) Jewish cultural literacy: a core curriculum. In Y. Rich, Y.J. Katz, Z. Mevarech & S. Ohayon (Eds.) Perspectives on Jewish literacy and education. Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland, 247-261.

38.         Lifshitz, H., Glaubman, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2013) Jewish literacy among participants with low cognitive level.  In Y. Rich, Y.J. Katz, Z. Mevarech & S. Ohayon (Eds.) Perspectives on Jewish literacy and education. Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland, 149-170.

39.         Katz, Y.J. (2014) Spirituality in Israeli state Jewish education: possible guidelines for national education systems. In J. Watson, M. de Souza, & A. Trousdale (Eds.) Global perspectives on spirituality and education. London and New York: Routledge, 83-96.

40.         Katz, Y.J. (2014) The historical relationship between affective variables and ICT based learning and instruction and achievement in the Israeli school system. In A. Tatnall & W. Davey (Eds.) Reflections on the history of computers in education: early use of computers and teaching about computing in schools. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 324-338.

41.         Katz, Y.J. (2017) Religious education in the Israeli state school system. In M. Sivasubramaniam & R. Hayhoe (Eds.) Religion and education: comparative and international perspectives. Oxford: Symposium Books, 251-270.

42.         Webb, M.E., Bell, T., Davis, N., Katz, Y.J., Reynolds, N., Chambers, D.P., Syslo, M.M., Fluck, A., Cox, M., Angeli, C., MalynSmith, J., Voogt, J. Zagami, J., Micheuz, P., Chtouki, Y. & Mori, N. (2017) Computer science in the school curriculum: issues and challenges. In A. Tatnall & M. E. Webb (Eds.) Tomorrows learning: involving everyone - learning with and about technologies and computing (IFIP AICT) Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 421-431.

43.         Katz, Y.J. (2018) The interaction of psychological constructs with information technology enhanced teaching and learning. In J. Voogt, G. Knezek, R. Christensen & K.W. Lai (Eds.) Handbook of information technology in primary and secondary education (Springer International Handbooks of Education Series). Cham, CH: Springer International, 293-307.


 

44.         Katz, Y.J. (2018) Spirituality and humanistic values among graduates of state modern-orthodox, state modern ultra-orthodox, and traditional unltra-irthodox high schools in Israel. In J. Astley, L.J. Francis & D.W. Lankshear, (Eds.) Values, human rights and religious education. Oxford: Peter Lang, 295-309.

45.  Katz, Y.J. (2019) Mobile computing and mobile learning. In A. Tatnall (Ed.) Encyclopedia of education and information technologies. Cham: Springer.

46.  Katz, Y.J. (2019) Social media and networks as digital instruction and learning platforms. In A. Tatnall (Ed.) Encyclopedia of education and information technologies. Cham: Springer.

47.  Katz, Y.J. (2019) Social networks as learning delivery platforms: academic achievement and attitudes of students. In D. Passey, R. Bottino, C.Lewin & E. Sanchez (Eds.) Empowering learners for life in the digital age. Cham, CH: Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 221-230.

48.  Armon, Y., Romi, S. & Katz, Y.J. (In press) The effect of attitudes of teachers and students towards students with ADHD in school on the role of educational counselors

49.  Katz, Y.J. (In press) From theory to practice: new national matriculation certificate in the Israeli educational system. In D.Chen & O. Saporta (Eds.) Theory, policy and practice in education. Tel-Aviv: Ramot. (Hebrew

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

1.             Katz, Y.J., & Ronen, M. (1986) A cross-cultural validation of the Conservatism Scale in a multi-ethnic society: The case of Israel. Journal of Social Psychology, 126(4), 555-557.

2.             Katz, Y.J., Schmida, M., & Dor-Shav, Z. (1986) Two different education structures in Israel and social integration. Educational Research, Vol. 28(2), 141-146.

3.             Ben-Yochanan, A., & Katz, Y.J. (1987) Validation and use of a school readiness battery in an Israeli elementary school integration program. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 64,1083-1087.

4.             Katz, Y.J. (1987) Conservatism of South African whites. Journal of Social Psychology, 127(2), 215-217.

5.             Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1987) The differential effect of three educational structures on the realization of academic and social variables. Research in Education, 37, 1-11.

6.             Schmida, M., Katz, Y.J., & Cohen, A. (1987) Ability grouping and students' social orientations. Urban Education, 21(4), 421-431.

7.             Katz, Y J. (1988) High school headmasters' evaluations of teachers trained at universities and theological colleges. British Journal of Religious Education, 10(2), 102-107.

8.             Katz, Y.J. (1988) The relationship between intelligence and attitudes in a bilingual society: the case of white South Africa. Journal of Social Psychology, 128(1), 65-74.

9.             Katz, Y.J. (1988) Conservatism of Israeli Arabs and Jews. Journal of Social Psychology, 128(5), 695-696.

10.         Katz, Y.J. (1988) A validation of the Social-Religious-Political Scale. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 48(4), 1025-1028.

11.         Katz, Y.J., & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1988) Social interaction as a function of active intervention in an Israeli elementary school. Journal of Social Psychology, 128(1), 89-96.

12.         Katz, Y.J., & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1988) Academic achievement as a function of integration in an Israeli elementary school. British Educational Research Journal, 14(3), 311-318.

13.         Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1988) Validation of the Student Social Orientations Questionnaire. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 48(1), 137-140.

14.         Ben-Yochanan, A., & Katz, Y.J. (1989) Validation of a school readiness battery for a referred sample of Israeli elementary school students. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 68, 651-654.

15.         Katz, Y.J. (1989) Conservatism of Israeli children. Journal of Social Psychology,128(6), 833-835.

16.         Katz, Y.J. (1989) Image of Israeli universities as perceived by professional   journalists: planning and policy implications. Higher Education in Europe, 14(1), 68-72.

17.         Katz, Y.J. (1989) Conservatism of Israeli junior high school students: Inter-ethnic differences. Psychological Reports, 65, 635-641.

18.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1989) Differential educational structures - interschool and intraschool - and students' social attitudes. Studies in Education, 49-50, 209-220 (Hebrew).

19.         Katz, Y.J. (1990) Intelligence as a function of conservatism among white South African students. Journal of Social Psychology, 130(4), 477-484.

20.         Katz, Y.J. (1990) The connection between religious observance and beliefs and religiosity education. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative   Religious Education, 2(1), 59-63.

21.         Katz, Y.J., & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1990) Reading and cognitive abilities: research note on a longitudinal study in Israel. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 70, 47-50.

22.         Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1990) Learning and teaching with computers:    psychological and counseling considerations. Educational Counseling, 1(2), 124-130 (Hebrew).

23.         Katz, Y.J., & Ronen, M. (1990) Conservatism in the adult Israeli Jewish       population. Personality and Individual Differences, 11(12), 1307-1308.

24.         Offir, B., & Katz, Y.J. (1990) Learning-Curve as a model for analysing the cost-effectiveness of a training system. Education and Computing, 6(1-2), 161-164.

25.         Offir, B., & Katz, Y.J. (1990) Computer oriented attitudes as a function of risk-taking among Israeli elementary school teachers. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 6, 168-173.

26.         Walkey, F.H., Katz, Y.J., & Green, D.E. (1990) The general factor in the            Conservatism Scale: a multinational multicultural examination. Personality and Individual Differences, 11(9), 985-988.

27.         Bar-Lev, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1991) State religious education in Israel: a unique ideological system. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 3(2), 94-105.

28.         Katz, Y.J. (1991) Computer assisted counseling model for the elementary school. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 14(1), 51-57.

29.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1991) Prestige level of vocational high schools and students' demographic, cognitive and social variables. Curriculum and Teaching, 6(1), 42-47.

30.         Katz, Y.J., & Francis, L.J. (1991) The dual nature of the EPQ lie scale? A study among university students in Israel. Social Behavior and Personality, 19(4), 217-222.

31.         Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1991) The relationship between personality and computer related attitudes of Israeli teachers. Education and Computing, 7, 249-252.

32.         Katz, Y J., & Schmida, M. (1991) Religiosity of students in the Israeli national-religious comprehensive high school. British Journal of Religious Education, 13(2), 109-113.

33.         Offir, B., Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1991) Do universities educate towards a change in teacher attitudes? The case of computer attitudes. Education and Computing, 7, 289-292.

34.         Francis, L.J., & Katz, Y.J. (1992) The relationship between personality and religiosity in an Israeli sample. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 31(2), 153-162.

35.         Francis, L.J., & Katz, Y.J. (1992) The comparability of the short-form EPQ-R indices of Extraversion, Neuroticism and the Lie Scale with the EPQ for a sample of 190 student teachers in Israel. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 52(3), 695-700.

36.         Katz, Y.J. (1992) Pastoral counseling and care activities in an ethnically heterogeneous school environment. Pastoral Care in Education, 10(1), 32-35.

37.         Katz, Y.J. (1992) Conservatism of Israeli Jews and Arabs in the aftermath of the Gulf War. Personality and Individual Differences, 13(3), 335-336.

38.         Katz, Y.J. (1992) Towards a personality profile of a successful computer-using teacher. Educational Technology, 32(2), 39-41.

39.         Katz, Y.J., Ben-Yochanan, A., & Sheinman, M. (1992) A six-year follow-up of academic achievement in an Israeli elementary school integration project. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 74, 123-129.

40.         Katz, Y J., & Schmida, M. (1992) Validation of the Student Religiosity Questionnaire. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 52(2), 353-356.

41.         Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1992) Institutional prestige and students' social orientations. Education and Society, 10(2), 93-97.

42.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1992) Prestige of national-religious high schools and social and religious orientations of students. Psychological Reports, 70, 1043-1050.

43.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1992) Prestige and comprehensiveness: differences between national-religious and national-secular Israeli high schools. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 4(1), 38-41.

44.         Katz, Y.J. (1993) The effect of parental choice on the Israeli state religious school system. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 5(2), 60-63.

45.         Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1993) Social orientation of students in the Israeli state high school system. Journal of Psychology, 127(3), 303-310.

46.         Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1993) A Guttman Scale factor structure of comprehensiveness. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 53(1), 225-232.

47.         Katz, Y.J., & Schmida, M. (1993) Comprehensiveness and students' social orientations. Education and Society, 11(1), 71-77.

48.         Katz, Y.J. (1994) Chaplain and counsellor in the Israeli elementary school: overlapping or complementary roles. Pastoral Care in Education, 12(2), 39-41.

49.         Katz, Y.J. (1994) Milta Test and Reading Comprehension Test: a battery for examination of scholastic aptitude and achievement. Educational Counseling, 4, 61-66. (Hebrew)

50.         Katz, Y.J., & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1994) Implementation of the Mason, DeMers & Middleton consultation and program evaluation model in an Israeli school integration project. International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 17, 117-127.

51.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1994) School prestige and students' social orientations. Studies in Education, 59-60, 125-132 (Hebrew).

52.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1994) Parental considerations when choosing schools for their children. Social Behavior and Personality, 22(4), 337-342.

53.         Evans, T.E., Katz, Y.J. & Francis, L.J. (1995) Psychometric properties of the Hebrew version of the Francis Attitude Toward Computers Scale. Psychological Reports, 77, 1003-1010.

54.         Katz, Y.J., Evans, T. & Francis L.J. (1995) The reliability and validity of the Hebrew version of the Bath County Computer Attitude Scale. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 13(3), 237-244.

55.         Katz, Y.J., & Francis,L.J. (1995) Personality, religiosity, and computer oriented attitudes among trainee teachers in Israel. Computers in Human Behavior, 11(1), 1-8.

56.         Offir, B. & Katz, Y.J. (1995) The use of multimedia and data-banks in the enquiry approach learning method. Educational Media International, 32(1), 51-53.

57.         Offir, B., & Katz, Y.J. (1995) The teacher as initiator of change: fact or fiction. Curriculum and Teaching, 10(1), 63-66.

58.         Schmida, M., & Katz, Y.J. (1995) Parental choice of school, school prestige and the social and religious orientations of students. Studies in Educational Administration, 20, 89-98 (Hebrew).

59.         Katz, Y.J. (1996) Academization and professional image of Israeli elementary school teachers. Educational Practice and Theory, 18(2), 75-80.

60.         Francis, L.J. & Katz, Y.J. (1996) The gender stereotyping of computer use among female undergraduate students in Israel and the relationship with computer-related attitudes. Journal of Educational Media, 22(2), 79-86.

61.         Francis, L.J., Katz, Y.J. & Evans, T. (1996) The relationship between personality and attitudes towards computers among female undergraduate students in Israel. British Journal of Educational Technology, 27(3), 164-170.

62.         Katz, Y.J. (1997) Attitudes of youth and their parents towards service in the Israel Defence Force. Educational Counseling, 6, 40-47 (Hebrew).

63.         Katz, Y.J. (1997) Effective collaboration between teachers and parents in Israel: a strategy for improvement of the educational process. Pastoral Care in Education, 15(4), 14-18.

64.         Katz, Y.J. (1997) The theological (yeshiva) high school in Israel: ideological and educational aspects. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 9(2), 47-50.

65.         Katz, Y.J. (1999) Kindergarten teacher training through virtual reality three-dimensional simulation methodology. Education Media International. 36(2), 151-156.

66.         Katz, Y.J (1999) The development of state religious education in Israel. Paedagogica Historica, Supplementary Series, 5, 369-377.

67.         Francis, L.J. & Katz, Y.J. (2000) Internal consistency reliability and concurrent validity of the Hebrew translation of the Oxford Happiness Inventory. Psychological Reports, 87, 193-196.

68.         Francis, L.J., Katz, Y.J. & Jones, S.H. (2000) The reliability and validity of the Hebrew version of the Computer Attitude Scale. Computers and Education, 35(2), 149-159.

69.         Katz, Y.J. (2000) The comparative suitability of three ICT distance learning methodologies for college level instruction. Educational Media International, 37(1), 25-30.

70.         Katz, Y.J. (2000) The parent-school partnership: shared responsibility for the education of children. Curriculum and Teaching, 15(2), 95-102.

71.         Katz, Y.J. & Francis, L.J. (2000) Hebrew revised Eysenck personality questionnaire: short-form (EPQR-S) and abbreviated form (EPQR-A). Social Behaviour and Personality, 28(6), 555-560.

72.         Puurula, A., Neill, S., Vasileiou, Husbands, C., Lang, P., Katz, Y.J., Romi, S., Menezes, I. & Vriens, L. (2001) Teacher and student attitudes to affective education: a European collaborative research project. Compare, 31(2), 165-186.

73.         Teeni, D., Margaliot, N. & Katz, Y.J. (2001) Polls, opinions and political decisions an information theory view of the 1999 elections. Israel Affairs, 7(2), 269-286. Reprinted in D. Elazar & M.B. Mollov (Eds.) Israel at the polls 1999. London: Frank Cass, 269-286.

74.         Yablon, Y.B. & Katz, Y.J. (2001) Internet-based group relations: a high school peace educational project in Israel. Educational Media International, 38(2/3), 175-182.

75.         Yablon, Y.B. & Katz, Y.J. (2001) Statistics through the medium of internet:   what students think and achieve. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 5(4), 17-22.

76.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2001) (In)Equality in the Israeli educational system: a joint Jewish-Arab educational project. Information Technology, Education and Society, 2(2), 77-91.

77.         Katz, Y.J. (2002) Attitudes affecting college students preferences for distance learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 18(1), 2-9.

78.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2002) Who is afraid of university internet courses? Educational Media International, 39(1), 69-73.

79.         Francis, L.J. & Katz, Y.J. (2002) Religion and happiness: a study among Israeli female undergraduates. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 13, 75-86.

80.         Katz, Y.J. (2002) Information and communication technology in the Israeli educational system: past, present and future. Educational Media International, 39(2), 145-152.

81.         Katz, Y.J. (2002) A values-based core curriculum: the Israeli perspective. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 14(1), 117-124.

82.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2003) Online university learning: cognitive and affective perspectives. Campus Wide Information Systems, 20(2), 48-54.

83.         Romi, S. & Katz, Y.J. (2003) Affective education: the nature and characteristics of teachers and students attitudes toward school in Israel. Educational Practice and Theory, 25(1), 35-47.

84.         Francis, L.J., Katz, Y.J., Yablon, Y.B. & Robbins, M. (2004) Religiosity, personality, and happiness: a study among Israeli male undergraduates. Journal of Happiness Studies, 5, 315-333.

85.         Katz, Y.J., Laslau, A. & Yablon, Y.B. (2005) The contribution of graduates of teacher training colleges linked to hesder yeshivot to state religious education and the community. Dapim, 39, 147-167, (update & upgrade of 2003 research report). (Hebrew)

86.         Lewis, R., Romi, S., Xing, Q. & Katz, Y.J. (2005) Teachers' classroom discipline and students' misbehavior in Australia, China and Israel. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21(6), 729-741.

87.         Katz, Y.J. (2005) The Israeli school core curriculum and matriculation examinations: an attempt to set standards for a national educational system. Educational Practice and Theory, 27(1), 67-82.

88.         Katz, Y.J. (2005) Jewish education in the Israeli state secular education system. Panorama - International Journal for Comparative Religious Education, 17(winter), 83-88.

89.         Katz, Y.J. & Rimon, O. (2006) The study of literature and culture in a web-based environment. Educational Media International, 43(1), 29-41.

90.         Francis, L.J. & Katz, Y.J. (2007) Measuring attitude toward Judaism: the internal consistency reliability of the Katz-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Judaism. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10(4), 309-324.

91.         Lewis, R., Romi, S., Katz, Y.J. & Xing, Q. (2008) Students' reaction to classroom discipline in Australia, China and Israel. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(3), 715-724.

92.         Katz, Y.J., Rimon, O., Romanov, D. & Zusman, N. (2008) Does Israels technology track pass the test? A propensity score matching estimation study. Information Technology Education and Society, 9(1), 47-69.

93.         Lifshitz, H. & Katz, Y.J. (2009) Religious concepts among individuals with intellectual disability: a comparison between adolescents and adults. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 24(2), 183-201.

94.         Romi, S., Lewis, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2009) Student responsibility and classroom discipline in Australia, China, and Israel. Compare, 39(4), 439-452.

95.         Katz, Y.J. (2009) Religious education in Israel: the contribution to societal values and cohesion. Journal of Religious Education, 57(3), 65-71.

96.         Yablon, Y.B. & Katz, Y.J. (2009) Bridging the national divide: using e-learning in citizenship education in Israel. International Journal on WWW/INTERNET, 7(1), 109-117 (Best paper award at IADIS e-Society Conference 2009 and printed in conference proceedings; extended version selected for inclusion in this journal).

97.         Katz, Y.J. (2010) The state approach to Jewish and non-Jewish education in Israel. Comparative Education, 46(3), 325-338.

98.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2011) Affect and digital learning at the university level. Campus Wide Information Systems, 28(2), 114-123.

99.         Katz, Y.J. (2011) Religious and values education in a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society: the case of Israel. Sutra - Research Journal of the Shruti Foundation, 9, 13-20.

100.     Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2011) Student assessment of affective variables in an internet-based 'Introduction to quantitative research methods' course. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN Conferences 2010, 70-83.

101.     Shachaf, M., Katz, Y.J. & Shoval, E. (2012) The relationship between level of participation in physical activity and gender and academic achievement of Israeli high school students. Bitnuah, 10(2), 182-196. (Hebrew)

102.     Katz, Y.J. (2013) University students' attitudes toward cell-phone based learning. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN Conferences 2012, 92-105.

103.     Shachaf, M., Katz, Y.J. & Shoval, E. (2013) The unique trio: academic achievement, sport and gender. Education and Society, 31(1), 17-36.

104.     Shachaf, M. and Katz, Y.J. (2014) The relationship between high school students' participation in sporting activity and personality variables. Athens Journal of Sports, 1(1), 35-43. (Reprinted in ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: EDU2013-0432. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research).

105.     Katz Y.J. (2014) Cognitive and affective aspects of SMS based learning at the university level. Athens Journal of Education, 1(3), 259-269. (Reprinted in ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: EDU2014-0984. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research).

106.     Shachaf, M., Katz, Y.J. & Shoval, E. (2014) Gender differences in scholastic achievement of high school athletes. Dapim, 58, 225-242. (Hebrew)

107.     Perry. I. & Katz Y.J. (2015) Duration, patterns of behavior and learning processes applications of pre-performance routine in sports. Ruach Hasport, 1(1), 61-78. (Hebrew)

108.     Shachaf, M., Katz, Y.J. & Shoval, E. (2015) Sport, academic achievement and gender: a winning combination? Ruach Hasport, 1(1), 79-98. (Hebrew)

109.     Katz, Y.J. (2015) Mobile learning delivery via social networks: what platforms do first-year university students prefer. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN Research Workshop 2014, 63-75. (Extended and updated reprint of paper published in Proceedings of EDEN 2014. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 249-256)

110.     Katz, Y.J. (2015) SMS based learning delivery, achievement and affect: a viable alternative to traditional vocabulary or concept learning at the university level. Curriculum and Teaching, 30(1), 5-21.

111.     Perry, I.S. & Katz, Y.J. (2015) Pre-performance routines, accuracy in athletic performance and self-control. Athens Journal of Sports, 2(3), 137-152.  (Reprinted in ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: PSY2015-1525. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research).

112.     Katz, Y.J. (2015) Concept learning via SMS delivery at the university level. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN conferences 2013-2014. (Reprinted in M.F. Paulsen & A. Szucs (Eds.) The joy of learning: enhancing learning experience, improving learning quality - Proceedings of EDEN 2013. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 125-134).

113.     Webb, M.E., Davis, N., Bell, T., Katz, Y.J., Reynolds, N., Chambers, D.P. & Syslo, M.M. (2016) Computer science in K-12 school curricula of the 2lst century: why, what and when? Education and Information Technologies, 22(2), 445-468. DOI: 10.1007/s10639-016-9493-x

114.     Katz, Y.J. (2017) Religious encounters in Israeli state education. Religious Education, 112(4), 329-333. DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2017.1328264

115.     Katz, Y.J. (2017) Attitudes toward spirituality and humanistic values of Israeli Jewish high school graduates. World Studies in Education, 18(1), 23-35.

116.     Merzbach, M., Zaretsky, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2017) Gifted students in teacher training: unique characteristics of a program for gifted students in a teacher training college. Michlol, 145-167. (Hebrew)

117.     Perry, I.S., Chow, G., Tenenbaum, G. & Katz, Y.J. (2018). The effect of motor-mental pre-performance routines on motor performance in novice learners. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 30(4), 402-420.

118.     Webb, M., Bell, T., Davis, N., Katz, Y.J., Fluck, A., Syslo, M.M., Kalas, I., Cox, M., Angeli-Valanides, C., Malyn‐Smith, J., Brinda, T., Micheuz, P. & Brodnik, A. (2018) Tensions in specifying Computing Curricula for K-12: Towards a principled approach for objectives. IT - Information Technology, 60(2), 59-68.

119.     Zaretsky, R. Merzbach, M., & Katz, Y.J. (2018) Unique characteristics of a program for gifted students at Michlala - Jerusalem Academic College. Curriculum and Teaching, 33(1), 79-96.

120.     Katz, Y.J. (2018) Religious and heritage education in Israel in an era of secularism. Educational Sciences, 8(4), 176. DOI: org/10.3390/educsci8040176

121.     Pantanowitz, M., Katz Y.J., Eliakim, A. & Nemet, D. (2018) Psychosocial         differences between children's weight groups. Journal of Obesity & Weight    Loss Therapy, 8(4), 374. DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904.1000374

122.     Zaretsky, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2019) The relationship between teachers' perceptions of emotional labor and teacher burnout and teachers' educational level. Athens Journal of Education, 6(2), 127-144. https://doi.org/10.30958/aje.6-2-3

123.       Iluz, S., Katz, Y.J. & Stern, H. (In press) Learning standards in a non-standard system: mapping student knowledge and comprehension in ultra-orthodox talmud torah schools. Journal of Religious Education

124.     Luria, E.D. & Katz, Y.J. (In press) Parent-child transmission of religious and secular values in Israel. Journal of Beliefs and Values.

125.     Sherlow, A., Iluz, S., Katz, Y.J. & Stern H. (2019) Teaching Talmud in ultra-Orthodox (haredi) schools: The Rabbi Yeshayahu Weber learning skills instructional method and its influence on achievement: A comparative study. Michlol, 33, 191-215. (Hebrew)

126.           Zaretsky, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2019) The relationship between teacher burnout, teacher seniority and students' age level and Israeli teachers' use of emotional labor techniques in their teaching practice. Michlol, 33, 217-244. (Hebrew)

 

Articles Published in Refereed Conference Proceedings

1.             Katz, Y.J., & Offir, B. (1990) Computer assisted instruction and students' social orientations. In Proceedings of 5th Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology. Los Alamitos, Ca: IEEE: Computer Society Press, 660-664.

2.             Appelberg, L., Bruillard, E., Downes, T., Katz, Y.J., OBrian, T., Offir, B., Passey, D. & Passig, D. (2000) Teacher education for distance learning. In D. Benzie & D. Passey (Eds.) Educational uses of information and communication technologies - Proceedings of ICEUT 2000. Beijing: IFIP and Publishing House of Electronics Industry, 276- 282.

3.             Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2000) Educational intervention for the enhancement of equality, coexistence, understanding, and peace between Jewish and Arab high school students through the medium of advanced technology. In N. Fadia, N. Hativa, & Z. Shertz (Eds.) Research applications in education in a changing world - Proceedings of 12th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association. Tel-Aviv: Reches Publishing, 577-582.

4.             Katz, Y.J., Yablon, Y.B. & Sagee, R. (2001) Expectations of first-year university students: internet-based versus traditional "Introduction to Statistics" courses. In H. Sponberg, Z. Lustigova & S. Zelenda (Eds.) Telecommunications for education and training Proceedings of TET 2001. Prague: Charles University Press, 114-117.

5.             Yablon, Y. B. & Katz, Y. J. (2001) An ICT based project for the facilitation of equality, understanding and tolerance among Israeli Jewish and Bedouin high school students. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.) Proceedings of Ed-Media 2001. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2086-2091.

6.             Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2003) Locus of control, self-esteem, motivation and satisfaction, teaching and learning through an internet-based and traditional 'Introduction to Statistics' course. In A. Szucs, E. Wagner & C. Tsolakidis (Eds.) The quality dialogue: integrating quality cultures in flexible, distance and e- learning - Proceedings of EDEN 2003. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 183-187.

7.             Katz, Y.J. & Rimon, O. (2004) The development of quantitative reasoning and quantitative literacy. In C. Papanastasiou (Ed.) Proceedings of the IRC-2 conference (Vol. 2). Lefkosia, Cyprus: Cyprus University Press, 47-68.

8.             Katz, Y.J. & Rimon, O. (2006) Collaborative learning through networking: improving pedagogic processes through collaborative learning in literature. In A Szucs & I Bo (Eds.) E-comptetences for life, employment and innovation - Proceedings of EDEN 2006. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 497-501.

9.             Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2008) The promotion of inter-ethnic perceptions and attitudes by way of a distance learning project. In A. Szucs & A. Tait (Eds.) New learning cultures: how do we learn, where do we learn - Proceedings of EDEN 2008. Budapest: European Distance Education Network.

10.         Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2009) Mobile learning: a major e-learning platform. In A. Szucs (Ed.) New technology platforms for learning revisited - Proceedings of EDEN 2009. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 121-128.

11.         Yablon, Y.B. & Katz, Y.J. (2009) Bridging the national divide: using e-learning in citizenship education in Israel. In P. Kommers & P. Isaias (Eds.) e-Society 2009. Lisbon: IADIS Press, 253-258.

12.         Katz, G. & Katz, Y.J. (2011) Cell-phone suitability as a learning content delivery platform at the university level: a comparison of three learning strategies. In G.S. Csanyi and A. Steiner (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Student Mobility and ICT. Vienna: Vienna University of Technology, 38-44.

13.         Katz, Y.J. (2012) Religious education and spirituality: complimentary or contradictory educational concepts? In V. Gersak, H. Korosec, E. Majaron & N. Turnsec (Eds.) Promoting the social emotional aspects of education: a multi-faceted priority. Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, 88-93.

14.         Katz, Y.J. (2013) Concept learning via SMS delivery at the university level. In M.F. Paulsen & A. Szucs (Eds.) The joy of learning: enhancing learning experience, improving learning quality - Proceedings of EDEN 2013. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 125-134.

15.         Katz, Y.J. (2013) SMS-based learning in tertiary education: achievement and attitudinal outcomes. In M.B. Nunes & M. McPherson (Eds.) Proceedings of the international conference: IADIS e-Learning 2013. Lisbon, Portugal: IADIS Press, 118-125.

16.         Shachaf, M. and Katz, Y.J. (2013) The relationship between high school students' participation in sporting activity and personality variables. Athens: ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: EDU2013-0432. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

17.         Yablon, Y.B. and Katz, Y.J. (2013) Smallest Space Analysis (SSA) of feelings of majority and minority population groups in Israel. Athens: ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: CBC2013-0439. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

18.         Katz Y.J. (2014) Cognitive and affective aspects of SMS based learning at the university level. Athens: ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: EDU2014-0984. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

19.         Katz, Y.J. (2014) Mobile learning delivery via social networks: what platforms do first-year university students prefer? In A.M. Teixeira & A Szucs (Eds.) Challenges for research into open & distance learning: doing things better - doing better things - Proceedings of EDEN 2014. Budapest: European Distance Education Network, 249-256.

20.         Katz, Y.J. (2015). Affective and cognitive correlates of cell-phone based SMS delivery of learning: learner autonomy, learner motivation and learner satisfaction. In A. Brodnik & C. Lewin (Eds.) A new culture of learning: computing and next generations Proceedings of IFIP TC3 Working Conference 2015. Vilnius: Vilnius University, 162-171.

21.         Perry, I.S. & Katz, Y.J. (2015) Pre-performance routines, accuracy in athletic performance and self-control. Athens: ATINER Conference Paper Series, No: PSY2015-1525. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

22.         Katz, Y. J. (2015) Mobile learning using social networks: preferences of university students. In E.K. Sorensen, A. Szucs & S. Khalid (Eds.) Innovations in digital learning for inclusion. Aalborg, DK: Aalborg University Press, 67-74.

23.         Iluz, S., Katz, Y.J. & Stern, H. (2015) Evaluation of a new program for talmud in ultra-orthodox Talmud Torah schools: a first look into a closed world. In L.G. Chova, A.L. Martinez & I.C. Torres (Eds.) Proceedings of 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI Book Series) Valencia: IATED Academy, 6953-6960.

Articles Published in SOCARXIV - Open Archive of the Social Sciences

 

1.             Katz, Y.J. (2014) Rabbi Nachman of Breslev and cognitive therapy: a short comparison of conceptual and educational similarities. SOCARXIV. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/xbekm/

2.             Katz, Y.J. (2018) Societal values in Jewish state religious and state secular schools in Israel. SOCARXIV. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/rhksa/

3.             Abd al-Qader, Y. & Katz, Y.J. (2018) Socialization, identity and psychological resilience among Arab-Palestinian and Jewish high school students in Israel. SOCARXIV. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/bx3c9/

Research Reports

1.             Katz, Y.J. & Ben-Yochanan, A. (1993) Issues concerning integration: school and community viewpoints. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

2.             Katz, Y.J. (1994) Project Lehava: an evaluation. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Research and Advancement of Religious Education, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

3.              Katz, Y.J. (1995) Am Segula: an evaluation of a short-term experiential Jewish education program. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Research and Advancement of Religious Education, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

4.             Schmida, M. & Katz, Y.J. (1995) The religious comprehensive school. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

5.             Glaubman, R. & Katz, Y.J. (1998) The Bedouin community in the Negev: educational and community characteristics. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

6.             Schmida, M. & Katz, Y.J. (1999) A survey of learning and instruction of carpentry in Israel and the relationship to the needs of industry. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

7.             Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2001) The attitudes of the Israeli public towards the educational system in anticipation of the 2001-2002 school year. Ramat-Gan: Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

8.              Katz, Y.J., Laslau, A. & Yablon, Y.B. (2003) The contribution of graduates of teacher training colleges linked to hesder yeshivot to state religious education and the community. Jerusalem: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. (Hebrew)

9.             Zusman, N., Katz, Y.J., Romanov, D. & Rimon, O. (2005) The relationship between achievement and the allocation of resources to high school students in grammar and technological tracks. Jerusalem: Ministry of Education Culture & Sport, Bank of Israel and Central Bureau of Statistics. (Hebrew)

10.         Katz, Y.J. & Rimon, O. (2006) Numeracy in the junior high school. Jerusalem: Ministry of Education Culture & Sport. (Hebrew)

11.         Katz, Y.J. (2010) Learning to read via the "Afikei Kria" instructional method. Ramat-Gan: School of Education. (Hebrew)

12.         Iluz, S & Katz, Y.J. (2013) Assessment of teachers' attitudes towards remedial teaching of talmud in ultra-orthodox primary schools. Ramat-Gan: Stern Institute for Research and Advancement of Religious Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

13.         Iluz, S., Katz, Y.J. & Stern, H. (2015) Assessment of a talmud curriculum in ultra-orthodox primary schools and achievement levels of students. Ramat-Gan: Stern Institute for Research and Advancement of Religious Education, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

Presentations at National and International Conferences

1.             "Social integration as a result of the reform in the Israeli school system". Paper presented at the 1st Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Tel Aviv, April 1976.

2.             "Ability grouping and students' social orientations". Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Education in the 90's: Equality, Equity and Excellence in Education. Tel Aviv, December 1984.

3.             "Two different educational structures in Israel and social integration". Paper presented at the International Seminar on Micro- and Macroscopic approaches to the Sociology of Education. Tel-Aviv, May 1985.

4.             "Academic achievement and social integration as a function of educational interventions in an Israeli elementary school". Paper presented at the 21st Conference of the I.P.A. Tel Aviv, March 1987.

5.             "Computer assisted counseling for the infant school". Paper presented at the 2nd International Congress on Early Childhood Education: Childhood in the Technological Era. Ramat-Gan, July 1987.

6.             "The anatomy of a successful school integration program". Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association. Manchester, September 1987.

7.             "Conservatism of Israeli junior high school students: inter-ethnic differences". Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Israel Sociological Society, Beer-Sheva, February 1988.

8.             "School-readiness, academic achievement and socio-economic status". Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Tel-Aviv, February 1988.

9.             "The relationship between language and attitudes and certain measures of intelligence in white South Africa". Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Individual Differences: Psychological, Educational and Neurological Implications, Ramat-Gan, July 1988.

10.         "Computer oriented attitudes as a function of age in an Israeli elementary school sample". Paper presented at the IFIP European Conference on Computers in Education, Lausanne, July 1988.

11.         "The relationship between learning tracks and students' social orientations". Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the Israel Sociological Society, Haifa, February 1989.

12.         "Conservatism and democracy in the Israeli student population". Paper presented at the 22nd Conference of the I.P.A., Haifa, February 1989.

13.         "In-service teacher training for social integration and prejudice reduction". Paper presented at Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, March 1989.

14.         "Learning curve as a model for analysing the cost-effectiveness of a training system". Paper presented at IFIP WG3.4 Working Conference, Helsinki, July 1989.

15.         "Measuring the effects of an integration program in an Israeli elementary school". Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress for School Effectiveness, Jerusalem, January 1990.

16.         "Prestige level of vocational high schools and students' demographic, cognitive and social variables". Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the Israel Sociological Society, Ramat Gan, February 1990.

17.         "High school headmasters' evaluations of teachers trained at universities and theological colleges". Paper presented at ISREV VII - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Humlebaek, June 1990.

18.         "Computer assisted instruction and students' social orientations". Paper presented at the 5th Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology, Jerusalem, October 1990.

19.          "Description of a successful educational integration program in an elementary school". Paper presented at the 2nd Benor Memorial Conference, Beer-Sheva, December 1990.

20.         "School processes and students' social orientations". Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Israel Sociological Society, Tel-Aviv, April 1991.

21.         "Cognitive and social correlates of computer assisted instruction in the Israeli elementary school". Paper presented at CAL91 - International Symposium on Computers in Education, Lancaster, April 1991.

22.         "The relationship between personality and computer related attitudes of Israeli teachers". Paper presented at IFIP WG3.5 International Working Conference, Alesund, July 1991.

23.         "Personality correlates of Israeli teachers with positive computer oriented attitudes". Paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the I.P.A., Jerusalem, October 1991.

24.         "Evaluating computer methodology used in schools by way of field studies". Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Computers in Education, Ramat-Gan, April 1992.

25.         "Religiosity of students in the Israeli national-religious comprehensive high school". Paper presented at ISREV VIII - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Banff, August 1992.

26.         "Computer related attitudes and self-image as a function of learners' age". Paper presented at the IFIP World Computer Conference, Madrid, September 1992.

27.         "Achievement level, affective attributes and computer oriented attitudes: a profile of a successful end-user". Paper presented at the IFIP Open Conference, Gmunden, June 1993.

28.         "Computer assisted learning and cognitive abilities: hardware and software planning implications". Paper presented at the IFIP Open Conference, Gmunden, June 1993.

29.         "The teacher as initiator of change in schools". Paper presented at the MOFET International Conference on Teacher Education - From Practice to Theory, Tel-Aviv, June 1993.

30.         "Religiosity, personality and tertiary educational choice". Paper presented at the 6th Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, Baltimore, July 1993.

31.         "Self-image, locus of control and computer related attitudes". Paper presented at the IFIP WG3.3 Working Conference, Archamps, September 1993.

32.         "Conservatism of Israeli Jews and Arabs after five years of Intifada". Paper presented at the 24th Conference of the I.P.A., Ramat-Gan, October 1993.

33.         "Affective education in the Israeli elementary school: principles and practice". Paper presented at the International Seminar on Affective Education, Coventry, May 1994.

34.         "Computer games as motivators for successful computer end-use". Paper presented at the IFIP WG3.5 Working Conference, Philadelphia, June 1994.

35.         "The use of information technology in educational counseling: applications for high school counsellors". Paper presented at the IFIP WG3.4 Working Conference, Jerusalem, July 1994.

36.         "Religiosity of Israeli Jews and Arabs before and after the September 13th peace agreement between Israel and the PLO". Paper presented at ISREV IX - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Goslar, August 1994.

37.         "The computer as an instructional aid for studying the humanities". Paper presented at the IFIP World Computer Conference, Hamburg, September 1994.

38.         "Educational counseling and information technology: an efficient and cost-effective tool for high school counsellors". Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Jerusalem, February 1995.

 

39.         "Effective collaboration between teachers and parents: strategies for school improvement". Paper presented at the 2nd European Seminar on Affective Education, Rome, May 1995.

40.         "The implementation of a national computer strategy on the basis of personality and attitudinal diagnosis". Paper presented at the IFIP WCCE 1995, Birmingham, July 1995.

41.         "Conservatism of Israeli Jews and Arabs before and After the Oslo Agreement". Paper presented at the 25th Conference of the I.P.A., Beer-Sheva, October 1995.

42.         "The move towards extremism in the Israeli population". Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Israel Sociological Society, Beit Berl, February 1996.

43.         "Socio-pedagogical issues affecting computer assisted instruction and learning". Paper presented at the IFIP WG3.2 and WG9.5 International Working Conference, Ma'ale Hahamisha, March 1996.

44.         "Future values in affective education in Israel". Paper presented at the 3rd European Seminar on Affective Education, Dublin, May 1996.

45.         "The centrality of affective variables in the implementation of a national strategy of teacher and pupil IT suitability in elementary schools". Paper presented at the IFIP TC3 WG3.1 and WG3.5 Joint International Working Conference, Kiryat Anavim, June 1996.

46.         "The influence of socio-psychological issues on the utilisation of information technology in education". Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Computers in Education, Jerusalem, July 1996.

47.         "Psycho-pedagogical aspects of religious education taught with the utilisation of informational technology". Paper presented at ISREV X - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Los Angeles, August 1996.

48.         "The use of affective variables in the prediction of effective teacher and pupil IT utilisation in elementary schools". Paper presented at 7th EARLI Conference, Athens, August 1997.

49.         "The development of state religious education in Israel". Plenary paper presented at ISCHE XIX - International Standing Conference on History of Education, Maynooth, September 1997.

50.         "The five-year plan for Negev Bedouin education". Paper presented at the International Conference on Minority Education in Pluralistic Democracies, Ramat-Gan, May 1998.

51.         "Two distance learning methods and satisfaction and achievement of college students". Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Computers in Education, Tel-Aviv, July 1998.

52.         "The tension between values and technology and the resulting influence on educational reforms". Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Education in the Test of Time, Haifa, July, 1998.

53.         "The Bedouin educational system: does values education lead to peaceful coexistence?" Paper presented at ISREV XI - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Carmarthen, August 1998.

54.         "The relationship between distance learning methods and satisfaction and achievement of college students". Paper presented at the IFIP World Computer Conference, Teleteaching 98, Vienna & Budapest, September 1998.

55.         "Kindergarten teacher training through virtual reality three-dimensional simulation methodology". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Helsinki, October 1998.

56.         "The comparative suitability of three ICT distance learning methodologies for college level instruction. Paper presented at the IFIP Comned '99 Conference, Hameenlinna, June 1999.

57.         "Parent-school relationship" Paper presented at the European Affective Education Network Conference, Tinos, July 1999.

58.         "University level distance learning methodologies: affective variables related to students preferences". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Ljubljana, October 1999.

59.         "The use of ICT as a facilitator of values education: a high school peace education project". Paper presented at Euro Education 2000, Aalborg, February, 2000.

60.         "A peace education project for Israeli Jews and Moslems". Plenary paper presented at ISREV XII International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Kiryat Anavim, July, 2000.

61.         "Teacher education for distance learning". Paper presented at ICEUT 2000, Beijing, August, 2000.

62.         "(In)equality in the Israeli educational system: a joint Jewish-Arab educational project". Paper presented at the VIIIth Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Rishon LeZion, September 2000.

63.         "Educational intervention for the enhancement of equality, coexistence, understanding, and peace between Jewish and Arab high school students through the medium of advanced technology". Paper presented at 12th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Tel-Aviv, October 2000.

64.         "A high school peace education project in Israel based on ICT utilization". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Geneva, November 2000.

65.         "Imagining god in Israeli high schools: religious versus secular perceptions". Paper presented at Wuerzburg Research Days, Wuerzburg, December 2000.

66.         "Expectations of first-year university students: internet based versus traditional Introduction to Statistics courses. Paper presented at the International Conference on Telecommunications for Education and Training, Prague, May 2001.

67.         "School violence: description and intervention". Plenary paper presented at the European Affective Education Network Conference, Porto, June 2001.

68.         "An ICT based project for the facilitation of equality, understanding and tolerance among Israeli Jewish and Bedouin high school students". Paper presented at Ed-Media 2001, Tampere, June 2001.

69.         "A psycho-pedagogical model for ICT use in the educational process". Paper presented at IFIP WCCE 2001, Copenhagen, July-August 2001.

70.         "Who is afraid of the internet?" Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Taipei, October 2001.

71.         "Education for democracy in the Israeli state educational system". Paper presented at OECD Forum 2002, Paris, May 2002.

72.         "Core curriculum in the Israeli educational system" Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Teacher Training, Achva, June 2002.

73.         "The use of virtual reality three-dimensional simulation technology in nursery school teacher training". Paper presented at the IFIP TC3 WG3.5 International Working Conference, Manchester, July 2002.

74.         "A values based core curriculum: the Israeli perspective". Paper presented at ISREV XIII - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Kristiansand, July, 2002.

75.         "The contribution of graduate teachers of hesder yeshiva teacher training colleges to the state religious educational system as well as to the community". Paper presented at the 13th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Ramat-Gan, October 2002.

76.         "Internet as a source of knowledge: advantage versus risk". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Granada, October 2002.

77.         "Locus of control, self-esteem, motivation and satisfaction, teaching and learning through an internet-based and traditional 'Introduction to Statistics' course". Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Distance Education Network, Rhodes, June 2003.

78.         "The affective aspects of the Israeli core curriculum". Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Education, Spirituality and the Whole Child, London, June 2003.

79.         "Distance learning approaches in teacher training: affective variables related to students preferences". Paper presented at IFIP TC3 WG3.3 and WG3.4 Open Working Conference, Pori, July 2003.

80.         "The collaborative study of literature, cinema and television: an inter-school distance learning project". Paper presented at Neothemi 2003, Helsinki, September 2003.

81.         "A collaborative learning project between countries: the development of a learning model for Israeli and overseas students". Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Computers in Education,
Tel-Aviv, January 2004.

82.         "The study of literature and culture in a web-based environment". Paper presented at IFIP TC3 WG3.5 International Workshop, Budapest, June 2004.

83.         "Religious-secular high school student workshops designed to achieve a reduction in inter-group tensions". Paper presented at ISREV XIV - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Villanova July, 2004.

84.         "The development of numeracy: a model for spiral learning in mathematics on the basis of international standards for the junior high school" Paper presented at the 14th Conference of the Israel Educational Research Association, Beer-Sheva, October 2004.

85.         "Literature and culture in a web-based environment". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Vienna, October 2004.

86.         "Curriculum studies today: university, society and school". Paper presented at the National Conference on Curriculum Studies, Jerusalem, February 2005.

87.         "ICT and preferred pedagogic strategy". Paper presented at the 20th      Annual Conference of the Israel Association for Computers in Education, Tel-Aviv, March 2005.

88.         "Affective education in Israel". Paper presented at the EAEN Conference on Learning Beyond Cognition, Copenhagen, June 2005.

89.         "Collaborative learning through networking: improving pedagogic processes through collaborative learning in literature". Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the European Distance Education Network, Vienna, June 2006.

90.         "Jewish education in the Israeli state secular education system". Paper presented at ISREV XV - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Driebergen, July 2006. 

91.         "Mobile learning: dream or reality". Paper presented at the annual ICEM Conference, Eger, November 2006.

92.         "Peace education in the Israeli state Jewish schools". Paper presented at the EAEN Conference on Affective Education in Action, Adana, June 2007.

93.         "Extremism and education: an Israeli curricular contribution to the solution of the problem". Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Human Rights in Education, London, July 2007.

94.         "Does SMS technology in university learning and instruction have a sound pedagogical basis?" Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, Ariel, September 2007.

95.         "The promotion of inter-ethnic perceptions and attitudes by way of a distance learning project". Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the European Distance Education Network, Lisbon, June 2008.

96.         "Religious education in the Israeli state educational system: different religions, different ideologies, similar values". Paper presented at ISREV XVI - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Ankara, July 2008. 

97.         "Prnciples underlying a core curriculum of Jewish literacy". Paper presented at an International Conference on Promoting Jewish Literacy in Educational Settings, College Park MD, September 2008.

98.         "Mobile learning: a major e-learning platform". Paper presented at LOGOS Conference, Budapest, January 2009.

99.         "Bridging the national divide: using e-learning in citizenship education in Israel". Paper presented at IADIS e-Society 2009 Conference, Barcelona, February 2009.

100.     "Values education in Israeli schools: a pilot study". Paper presented at 10th Conference of the European Affective Education Network, Ayr, July 2009.

101.     "Acquiring vocabulary at the university level: a comparison of three learning strategies". Paper presented at 12th Annual ATINER conference, Athens, May 2010.

102.     "Religious education in the state religious educational sub-sector in Israel: no room for freedom of religion and belief". Paper presented at ISREV XVII - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Ottawa, July 2010. 

103.     "Student assessment of affective variables in an internet-based 'Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods' course". Paper presented at 6th EDEN Research Workshop, Budapest, October 2010.

104.     "The contribution of heritage and values education in Israel to societal understanding and cohesion: a concept paper". Paper presented at 6th International Conference of the Israeli Association for Research in Jewish Education, Ramat-Gan, December 2010

105.     "Religious and values education in a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society: the case of Israel". Paper presented at WE-ASC World Education and Culture Congress, New Delhi, January 2011.

106.     "Affect and digital learning at the university level". Paper presented at 13th Annual ATINER Conference on Education, Athens, May 2011.

107.     "Internet-based technology and peace education: Enhancing positive inter-group relationships between Jewish and Arab adolescents in Israel". Paper presented at 5th Annual ATINER Conference on Psychology, Athens, May 2011.

108.     "Religious education and spirituality: two contradictory educational concepts". Paper presented at 11th Conference of the European Affective Education Network, Ljubljana, June 2011.

109.     "Cell-phone suitability as a learning content delivery platform at the university level: A comparison of three learning strategies". Paper presented at 4th S-ICT Conference, Vienna, November 2011.

110.     "Spirituality and psychological well-being: Essential for a meaningful education". Plenary Paper presented at 2nd WE-ASC World Education and Culture Congress, New Delhi, January 2012.

111.     "The definition of spirituality in faith and knowledge based religious education". Paper presented at ISREV XVIII - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Turku, July 2012.

112.     "University students' attitudes toward cell-phone based learning". Paper presented at 7th EDEN Research Workshop, Leuven, October 2012.

113.     "Smallest Space Analysis (SSA) of feelings of majority and minority population groups in Israel". Paper presented at 6th Annual ATINER Conference on Business and Society in a Global Economy, Athens, December 2012.

114.     "The relationship between high school students' participation in sporting activity and personality variables". Paper presented at the15th Annual ATINER Conference on Education, Athens, May 2013.

115.     "Concept learning via SMS delivery at the university level". Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Distance Education Network, Oslo, June 2013. 

116.     "SMS-based learning in tertiary education: achievement and attitudinal outcomes". Paper presented at IADIS e-Learning 2009 Conference, Prague, July 2013.

117.     "Differences between affective variables and learning and instruction and scholastic achievement in the Israeli educational system". Paper presented at the Kaye College Conference on Encounters in Education between Cultures and Pedagogies, Beer-Sheva, March 2014.

118.     "Cognitive and affective aspects of SMS-based learning at the university level". Paper presented at the16th Annual ATINER Conference on Education, Athens, May 2014.

119.     "Rabbi Nachman of Breslev and cognitive psychology: a concept paper". Paper presented at ISREV XIX - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, York, July 2014.

120.     "Mobile learning delivery via social networks: what platforms do first-year university students prefer?" Paper presented at 8th EDEN Research Workshop, Oxford, October, 2014.

121.     "Spirituality as a psycho-educational antidote to violence and abuse". Paper presented at International Conference on The Jewish Community Confronts Violence and Abuse. Jerusalem, December, 2014.

122.     "The relationship between mental and motor pre-performance routines, accuracy in athletic performance and self-control". Paper presented at the 9th Annual ATINER Conference on Psychology, Athens, May, 2015.

123.     "Affective and cognitive correlates of cell-phone based SMS delivery of learning: learner autonomy, learner motivation and learner satisfaction". Paper presented at the IFIP TC3 Working Conference, Vilnius, July, 2015.

124.     "Mobile learning using social networks: preferences of university students". Paper presented at 1st D4 | Learning Conference, Aalborg, November, 2015.

125.     "Rabbi Nachman of Breslev and cognitive therapy: conceptual and educational similarities". Paper presented at the 18th Annual ATINER Conference on Education, Athens, May, 2016.

126.     "Attitudes toward spirituality and humanistic values of Israeli Jewish high school graduates". Paper presented at ISREV XX - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Mundelein, July 2016.

127.     " The relationship between teachers' perceptions of emotional labor, teacher burnout and teachers' educational level". Paper presented at the 19th Annual ATINER Conference on Education, Athens, May 2017.

128.     "Ubiquitous learning: academic achievement and attitudes of students toward social networks as learning delivery platforms". Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, December 2017.

129.     "Social networks as learning delivery platforms: academic achievement and attitudes of students". Paper presented at OCCE 2018 - IFIP TC3 Open Conference on Computers in Education, Linz, June 2018.

130.     "Societal values in Jewish state religious and state secular schools in Israel". Paper presented at ISREV XXI - International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, Nuremberg, July 2018.

131.     "Socialization, identity and psychological resilience among Arab-Palestinian and Jewish high school students in Israel". Paper presented at the Oxford Education Research Symposium, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, December 2018.

132.     "Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter learning platforms: academic achievement and affective attitudes of students". Paper presented at the MOFET 7th International Conference on Teacher Education, Tel-Aviv, June 2019.  

133.     "The relationship between religiosity, spirituality and substance abuse". Paper presented at GAB 2019, London, August 2019

 

Academic Profile

Prof Yaacov Katz obtained his B.A in psychology and education, his M.A. in educational counseling and his Ph.D. degree in education. During his academic career, he has specialized in the research of psycho-pedagogical variables related to two major areas, namely religious and values education and educational technology.  In his research he has investigated the relationship between psycho-pedagogical variables and the enhancement and promotion of religiosity and values of students in the educational system as well as the relationship between religiosity and values on the one hand and cognitive and affective outcomes on the other[1]. In addition, Prof Katz has examined psycho-pedagogical models related to the utilization of advanced educational technology for learning and instruction in the educational system from the elementary school level up to university level. Based on his research he has suggested the adoption of psycho-pedagogical models that promote the enhancement of efficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in educational settings and frameworks[2]. In the course of his research activities Prof Katz developed an advanced survey methodology that promotes increased precision in the surveying process as well as increased validity in the results and conclusions of his research. The development of this advanced survey methodology resulted from close cooperation between Prof Katz, Prof Dov Te'eni and Dr Nahshon Margaliot.


 

In the course of his academic work and research Prof Katz has maintained long term working relationships with internationally renowned scholars and has closely collaborated with prominent academics in religious education and values and educational technology such as Prof Jeff Astley of Durham University, Prof Margaret Cox of Kings College London, Prof Leslie Francis of Warwick University, and Prof John Hull of Birmingham University all from the U.K; Prof Marina Stock-McIsaac of Arizona State University, and Prof Dick Cornell of the University of Central Florida, both from the U.S.A; and with Prof Hans-Georg Ziebertz of the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. One prominent example of his international collaboration was the establishment of a research team comprising researchers from Denmark, Finland, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom that conducted and published research on the psycho-pedagogical correlates of affective education and values. Together with this research team he was awarded a prestigious ESRC grant in order to finance ongoing research on the psycho-pedagogical issues affecting values education.

He is a member of influential and prestigious international academic and research organizations such as International Seminar for Religious Education and Values (ISREV), European Affective Education Network (EAEN), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and International Council for Educational Media (ICEM) and has cultivated excellent working relationships with members of these organizations and is well recognized as an expert in his fields of research. In addition, he is a member of a team of experts nominated and budgeted by the Israel Academy of Sciences to review the Israel school civics education curriculum.

Due to the recognition Prof Katz has received as an internationally known researcher in the areas of religious education and values and the utilization of ICT in education, he has been invited on numerous occasions to present keynote and plenary presentations at international scientific conferences on the topics related to his expertise.

Prof Katz is a member of the editorial board of a number of prominent scientific journals, such as Education and Information Technologies (EAIT), International Journal of Jewish Education Research (IJJER), Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL), and for a number of years served as deputy editor of Educational Media International (EMI). He has also edited a number of scientific volumes included in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) series on ICT and education published by Chapman and Hall as well as by Kluwer Science Publishers. In addition, Prof Katz has served as a referee of submissions made to Teachers College Record and Computers and Education, two prestigious, prominent and influential journals in education.

Prof Katz was a member of the directorate of ISREV, the most prominent and prestigious scientific organization dedicated to the study of religious education and values. He has edited a scientific volume containing research papers authored by ISREV members. He has also served as a committee member of the International Council for Educational Media, an international NGO affiliated to UNESCO. Prof Katz is an active member of the educational sector of the IFIP and is a founding member of the EAEN and has edited two scientific volumes based on research conducted by members of EAEN. In addition, he has co-coordinated a number of research projects conducted by EAEN members.

In the sphere of academic administration Prof Katz has served as the Deputy Head of the School of Education, Bar-Ilan University (1992-1997), as Head of the School of Education, Bar-Ilan University (1997-2001), as Head of the Institute for Research and Advancement of Religious Education (1989-1990), as Head of the Institute of Community Education and Research (1994-2001), as Head of the Institute of Integration in Education (2009-2010) and as Head of the Baker Center for Early Childhood Development (2011-2013). He served as the Chairperson of the Pedagogic Secretariat (Chief Pedagogic Officer) of the Ministry of Education (2001-2006) where he was responsible for the development national pedagogic strategy, as well as for the development of curricular policy, standards and benchmarks for the Israeli educational system. At present he serves as President of Michlala - Jerusalem Academic College.



 [1] Katz, Y.J. (2009) Religious education in Israel: the contribution to societal values and cohesion. Journal of Religious Education, 57(3), 65-71.

Katz, Y.J. (2011) Religious and values education in a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society: the case of Israel. Sutra - Research Journal of the Shruti Foundation, 9, 13-20.

Romi, S., Lewis, R. & Katz, Y.J. (2009) Student responsibility and classroom discipline in Australia, China, and Israel. Compare, 39(4), 439-452.

Katz, Y.J. (2013) Jewish cultural literacy: a core curriculum. In Y. Rich, Y.J. Katz, Z. Mevarech & S. Ohayon (Eds.) Perspectives on Jewish literacy and education. Bethesda, MD: University Press of Maryland, 247-261.

Katz, Y.J. (2014) Spirituality in Israeli state Jewish education: possible guidelines for national education systems. In J. Watson, M. de Souza, & A. Trousdale (Eds.) Global perspectives on spirituality and education. London and New York: Routledge, 83-96.

Katz, Y.J. (2017) Religious education in the Israeli state school system. In M. Sivasubramaniam & R. Hayhoe (Eds.) Religion and education: comparative and international perspectives, Oxford: Symposium Books, 251-270.

 

2 Katz, Y.J. & Yablon, Y.B. (2011) Student assessment of affective variables in an internet-based 'Introduction to quantitative research methods' course. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN Conferences 2010, 70-83.

Katz, Y.J. (2015) Mobile learning delivery via social networks: what platforms do first-year university students prefer. EURODL, Special issue on the best research papers presented at EDEN Research Workshop 2014, 63-75.

Katz, Y.J. (2014) The historical relationship between affective variables and ICT based learning and instruction and achievement in the Israeli school system. In A. Tatnall & W. Davey (Eds.) Reflections on the history of computers in education: early use of computers and teaching about computing in schools. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 324-338.

Katz, Y.J. (2015) SMS based learning delivery, achievement and affect: a viable alternative to traditional vocabulary or concept learning at the university level. Curriculum and Teaching, 30(1), 5-21.

Webb, M.E., Davis, N., Bell, T., Katz, Y.J., Reynolds, N., Chambers, D.P. & Syslo, M.M. (2016) Computer science in K-12 school curricula of the 2lst century: why, what and when? Education and Information Technologies, (Springer Open Access). doi: 10.1007/s10639-016-9493-x