Ruth Baruj-Kovarsky

רות ברוך Ruth Baruj-Kovarsky

Research Scholar, Children's Team (Families Group)

Children and Youth

Research Scholar, Children’s Team, Families Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.

Ruth Baruj-Kovarsky has worked at MJB since 2006. Her main research areas are: the way the education system copes with children with learning or adjustment difficulties, student dropout and disengagement from school, and the work of attendance officers with students at different stages of dropping out, as well as evaluation of programs for populations of students at risk, in particular Ethiopian-Israeli students and students at vocational schools.

Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a teaching certificate from Bar-Ilan University, and a master’s in special education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She can be contacted at ruthba@jdc.org.