Noa Rom

Noa Rom is a PhD student at the Hebrew University School of Education. She researches educational policy issues affecting the school system. Her dissertation uses social network theory to examine the implementation of the recent information and communications technology (ICT) reform in Israel’s elementary schools. Noa is interested in how teachers view and implement technology in the classroom, and how their social and professional interactions and exchanges impact their sense of “ownership” of the reform. By focusing on teacher networks, Noa seeks to uncover the social mechanisms that motivate school improvement processes related to teachers’ engagement and learning. Her study advances research on the scaling up of educational reform and promotes a scholarly discourse about the potential of teachers to lead successful change efforts in Israeli and other school systems.