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Professor Ofra Korat is the head of Irving Harris Program for toddlers and their families in the School of Education in Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

Her research focus on early literacy experiences in family and school, with special attention to the role of social interactions with parents and other adults in facilitating literacy development. In recent years she focuses on technology as a support for literacy development of young children, especially those from low income families. Professor Korat published dozens of papers in leading journals on her work. She also was the editor of the book Literacy development and enhancement across orthographies (Springer publishing, appeared in 2010) and the book Cultures and Technology as support for literacy achievements for children at risk (Springer publishing, appeared in 2013).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Jan 1994Jan 1998

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1984Jun 1989

Award Date: 30 Jun 1989

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1976Jun 1980

Award Date: 30 Jun 1980


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