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Kefah Barham

Rutherford Fellow

Department: Social Sciences

Kefah Barham is a Palestinian educator, joined Northumbria in June 2018 as a Rutherford Research Fellow in Citizenship and Education in Palestinian context. Kefah received her doctorate from Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA before becoming an academic  member in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training at An-Najah National University, Palestine. In addition to her teaching, Kefah worked in several educational development projects relate to teacher education and teacher training.

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Lipman 201
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0191 349 5890


Ed.D, International Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Usa                                       

Master of Education/ Curriculum and Teaching Methodology   An-Najah National University, Palestine

B. A. of Education / Methods of Teaching English An-Najah National University, Palestine

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Kefah’s research interest is focused around Palestinian Education, her  current research interest focuses on citizenship and the role of education in formal and non-formal settings on citizenship values. She is also working on exploring the relationship of the values that are introduced in Religious, Civic and Social Education textbooks. Prior to that, she worked on topics relate to teaching pedagogy and technology integration in the classroom.

Professional Activity

Involved in several projects in Palestine related to basic and higher Education:

Women University Leadership Project

Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean Countries – Openmed

Teacher Education Improvement Project – TEIP

Leadership Teacher Education – LTD

Sponsors and Collaborators

-Post doctorate, Rutherford Fellowship

-Dissertation Fellowship, Palestinian American Research Center- PARC

-Full Ph.D Scholarship, Open Society Foundation, USAID


Undergraduate and Graduate teaching courses related to Teaching Pedagogies, TEFL, and Technology Integration.

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