Alia ِِAl-Assali

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Assistant Professor in the curriculum and teaching methods

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An-Najah National University
Faculty of Educational Sciences
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Doctorate degree in curriculum and teaching methods with honors, 2010, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
Master's degree, Curriculum and Instruction, 1998, An-Najah National University
Bachelors Degree, English literature sub Sociology, 1993, University of Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
High school, arts section, 1987, Gamal Abdel Nasser School, Nablus


Experience in the following areas: 1. University teaching undergraduate and masters. 2. Master Thesis Supervision in Curriculum and Instruction. 3. Develop teaching manuals for university educational courses.
4.Prepare training materials and training in a number of topics, including the design and analysis of curriculum, gender, parents' councils and their roles, action research, kindergartens, active learning strategies, civics curricula and human rights. 5. Build and manage project proposals. 6. Building, development and evaluation of curricula for the various stages.
7.Evaluation of programs and academic plans. 8. Arbitration scientific research. 9. Strategic planning.
Arabic mother tongue


Work history: 
Chairperson of the fundamental Education Department, Faculty of educational sciences, An-Najah National University, 2010 – now.
Faculty academic member at the Faculty of educational sciences – An- Najah National University, 1998 - now.
Honarary office and memberships: 
Committee Member for developing Injaz curricula, the Palestinian edition. Advisory Committee Member for preparation of the Strategic Plan for the Salfeet Governorate, the education sector, 2011-2012 .
Head of the Administrative Committee of the Family Defense Society - Nablus , 2011 – 2012.
Editorial member of Free Educational Journal, Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies, 2003-2006.
Administrative and Board Member of several societies and organizations in Palestine.
Member of several both scientific preparatory committees of many local and regional conferences.
Advisory committee Member for several civic institutions.
Productions and works: 
Presented several scientific papers in many local and Arab conferences focused mainly on the curricula analysis , civic education curricula, the image of women in the curricula, as well as many lectures in educational and social fields 2000-2013.
Research and studies: - The development of civic education curricula in the higher basic stage in Palestine in the light of the international criteria and the needs of the Palestinian society and its effect upon achievement and some civic skills and attitudes towards the subject – A thesis dissertation – Al- Azhar university- Faculty of Humanistic Studies- 2010.
- Master Thesis "Thinking Skills Measuring Test in social Studies for the 10th Grade students at governmental school in Nablus Governorate” An- Najah National University -1998.
- Critical Review of the Palestinian textbooks in the light of citizenship and it’s impact on social peace.
- Woman’s image in the civic education curricula for the 7th -9th grade
- Analysis of civic ethics and rights in the civic education textbooks from1-3 grade in the Palestinian curriculum , the educational journal for social studies, vol. 32, Cairo, Egypt, May 2011.
- Cognitive patterns analysis of both history and national education textbooks of the seventh grade and to what extend it match the student mental level according to Piaget approach, the educational journal for social studies, vol. 32, Cairo, Egypt, May 2011..
- Analysis of civic education curricula in the light of international child rights agreement.
- Media Education in the Primary Stage Textbook of Palestinian Curricula: Civic and National Education" – Educational Process in the twenty –one century conference- An-Najah National University- oct.2009.
- Evaluation of Social studies curricula in Palestine in the light of the internatonal criteria and the needs of the Palestinian Society. (2012)