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Prof. Dr. Victor J. Friedman

Victor J. Friedman, B.A., M.A., Ed.D. (Harvard University) is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and director of the Action Research Center for Social Justice at the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel. His life’s work is helping individuals, organizations, and communities learn through "action science" – theory building, experimentation and critical reflection in everyday life. He has co-authored books including From Exclusion to Excellence: Building Restorative Relationships to Create Inclusive Schools Demystifying Organizational Learning, He serves as Associate Editor of the Action Research Journal and has published over 50 academic papers/book chapters.


Izabel S. Ramadan, MSc .

Izabel S. Ramadan is lecturer and practicum instructor in the M,Ed. Program in Inclusive Education at Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel. She is also the Coordinator of “Sanad” a program to prevent dropping out and promote inclusion for Arab students, K-12, in Israel. Ms. Ramadan holds a B.A. and M.A. in Educational Counseling and is currently an advanced doctoral student at AM University in Poland.


Dr. Michal Razer

Michal Razer is the director of the Department of Education Training and a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate Faculty of Oranim Academic College of Education, where she founded the M.Ed. program in Inclusive Education as well as the Shaveh Center for Equity and Social Inclusion. She has published extensively on inclusive education and in-service training in inclusion, in addition to developing and leading school intervention programs to enhance inclusive practices in education. Dr. Razer holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology .


Dr. Josje van der Linden

Dr. Josje van der Linden has worked as a lecturer/researcher in institutes for higher education in the Netherlands, in Sudan and in Mozambique. Currently, she teaches educational sciences (lifelong learning) at the University of Groningen and maths education at a university of applied sciences in Amsterdam/Alkmaar. She recently defended her PhD thesis on 'ensuring meaningful lifelong learning opportunities for groups at risk'. Her research includes the specific educational needs of groups at risk in (post-)conflict areas and the ways in which these needs can be met.


Prof. Dr. Jacques Zeelen

Prof. Dr. Jacques Zeelen is a social scientist with a long experience in Adult Education and Social Intervention. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Amsterdam in Psychology and a Master’s degree from the Free University in Berlin in the same discipline. At the Free University he also completed his PhD research on an action research project in Mental Health. For a longer time he headed the research programme Rehabilitation issues in mental health of the department of Adult Education (Andragogy) at the University of Groningen. In 1997 he was invited as a visiting professor at the University of the North (now called University of Limpopo) in South Africa and was appointed full professor of Adult Education in 1998. After resuming his duties at the department of Pedagogy (section Lifelong Learning) at the University of Groningen in September 2004, he combined research in the Netherlands with research in Sub-Saharan countries. Together with colleagues from different African countries, he initiated the international research and development project Early School Leaving in Africa (ESLA). Due to the growing urgency of research on early school leaving and vocational education worldwide, the ESLA project was renamed more generally Youth, Education and Work (YEW).

In April 2014 Jacques Zeelen was appointed full professor on ‘Lifelong Learning and Social Intervention in the context of Globalisation’ at Globalisation Studies Groningen, an inter-faculty institute positioned in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. From 1 January 2017 onwards he holds the UNESCO Chair “Lifelong Learning, Youth and Work” at Gulu University in Uganda.

William Amone

William Amone, MSc .

William Amone has been working at Gulu University in Uganda as a Lecturer of Economics since the year 2006. He is the Coordinator of UNESCO Chair on Lifelong Learning, Youth and Work, at Gulu University. He also serves as a Consultant in Business Management at Uganda Management Institute. William has been involved in many researches and trainings in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Canada. He is due to complete his PhD study from Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. William is a researcher in Development Economics; he has published 4 peer-reviewed papers, including 3 chapters in Business Reference Books with IGI Global, and 1 article in the Commonwealth Youth and Development journal.

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