A Life of Learning
Mila Schwartz's story
Mila Schwartz is Professor in Language and Education and a Head of Research Authority in Oranim Academic College of Education (Israel). Her research interests include studying language policy and models of early bilingual education; linguistic, cognitive, and socio-cultural development of early sequential bilinguals/multilinguals; family language policy; and bilingual teachers' language-conducive strategies and pedagogical development. In this research her focus is on two unique populations: second generation Russian-Hebrew speaking immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Arabic and Hebrew-speaking children enrolled in bilingual bi-national education in Israel. Prof. Schwartz is an Academic Adviser of the Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education and the Russian-Hebrew-speaking bilingual preschools in Israel.