Ronen Kasperski | האקדמית גורדון - המכללה לחינוך
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Education
2015
PhD, Faculty of education, Department of learning disabilities, University of Haifa, Israel.
 
2013 Teaching certificate in special education, Israeli Ministry of Education
 
2005- 2009 M.A, Faculty of education, Department of learning disabilities, University of Haifa, Israel
     
2001 -2005 B.Mus, Jazz Guitar, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem, Israel
   
Positions In And Out Of Gordon College
2014- on going Teacher and pedagogical instructor, Department of special education, Gordon Academic College of Education, Israel.
2012- on going Teacher in a nationwide training program for preschool teachers, Department of learning disabilities, University of Haifa.
2011- on going Teacher and pedagogical instructor, Department of special education, Shaanan Academic College of Education, Israel.
2009-on going Learning disabilities specialist and supervisor of M.A. students in their clinical practicum, Department of learning disabilities, University of Haifa.
2009-2012 Teacher of B.A. students, Department of special education, Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel.
2009-2011 Pedagogical instructor in a nationwide reading intervention project to promote reading among disadvantaged students in elementary schools, on behalf of the E.J. Safra Brain Research center for the study of Learning Disabilities.
2007-2010 Learning disabilities specialist at the Biet-Ruth center for learning disabilities
 
Areas Of Expertise And Interest
My interest in reading research is centered on issues concerning the relations between reader's characteristics and reading achievements. In my MA thesis I focused on assessing the independent contribution of reading self-concept and reading self-confidence, beyond the contribution of language and cognitive factors. The study indicated that reading self-concept and the level of confidence in reading explained a significant variance in reading comprehension after controlling for cognitive and decoding abilities. In view of the importance of reader's characteristics to reading performance, the PhD research explored the predictors of reading self-concept among young readers, and the possibility to promote self-concept through a bottom-up reading intervention.
 
Key Publications  
Kasperski, R. (2015; submitted for review). Longitudinal Changes in the Predictors of Reading Self-Concept among At Risk and Typically Developing Readers ages 8 to 9 Participating in a Reading Intervention Program (PhD thesis). University of Haifa.
Kasperski, R., & Katzir, T. (2013). Are confidence ratings test- or trait-driven?: Individual differences among high, average, and low comprehenders in fourth grade. Reading Psychology, 34(1), 59-84.
Kasperski, R. (2009). Beyond the cognitive factors in reading comprehension: The role of reading self-concept and reading self-confidence (Master's thesis). University of Haifa.