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Hala Atallah

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1943
  • Age: 72
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Born in Jerusalem on 6 April 1943; educated at the English Mission College in Cairo from 1948-51, then attended the Friends’ Girls School in Ramallah; received a BA from the AUB in 1964; returned to Palestine and worked as teacher-training instructor of Professional Studies in UNRWA’s Ramallah Women’s Training Center from 1964; vocational counselor until 1976; continued her studies and received a B.Phil.Ed. from the University of Exeter, UK, in 1977; established the Student Counseling Services at Birzeit University; worked as instructor of Education and Psychology until 1980; was an active Board of Trustees member of the Friends’ School in the 1980s; received a PhD in Human Development from Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, in 1985, focusing on Educational Psychology, Clinical Evaluation, Life Span Development and Psychological Disorders of Children; served in a number of local and international organizations related to women, society, education and psychology; was the student counselor at Birzeit University until 1995, when she left to the US for medical treatment for cancer; passed away while in the US on 16 April 1995; following her death, a scholarship fund under her name was administrated by the Women’s Studies Program at Birzeit University.


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