Time: 7 pm IST, 12 pm EST, 5 pm GMT
The lecture focuses on the lives and careers of excellent school teachers via the concept of 'organizational citizenship behavior' (OCB), which refers to those work tasks that are not mandatory but rather voluntary and performed at the employee's discretion.
In the lecture, the participants will be exposed to varied forms of teacher OCB such as project initiation, helping novice teachers, in-depth lesson preparation, and so forth. Special attention will be paid to the factors responsible for urging teachers to perform OCBs and to the consequences of this kind of behavior. The lecture will further foreground the link between teachers who are self-starters and leading theories of educational leadership.
The webinar will be conducted in English.
Izhar Oplatka holds a Ph.D. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a professor of Educational Administration and head of the Executive Program of Educational Administration and Leadership at The School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Prof. Oplatka’s research focuses on the lives and careers of school teachers and principals, educational marketing, gender and educational administration, and the foundations of educational administration as a field of study.
His most recent books include The Legacy of Educational Administration: A Historical Analysis of an Academic Field (Peter Lang Publishing, 2010); The Essentials of Educational Administration (Pardes Publisher, 2010, in Hebrew); Women Principals in a Multi-Cultural Society (Sense Publisher, 2006, with Rachel Hertz Lazarowitz). Prof. Oplatka’s publications have appeared in varied international journals including Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, Educational Management Administration & Leadership, Comparative Education Review, Teacher College Record, Canadian Journal of Education Administration and Policy, International Journal of Leadership in Education, Journal of Education Policy, School Leadership & Management, Urban Education, International Journal of Educational Management, and so forth.