Prof. Malka Margalit from Tel Aviv University will be awarded the Israel Prize in educational research, the Education Ministry announced on Monday.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett approved the recommendation of the prize committee headed by Prof. Yehezkel Teller.
"Prof. Malka Margalit is a researcher of international renown in the field of special education and research of learning disabilities. Her research has left a substantial impression on the development of special education in Israel over the years," the Israel Prize committee wrote of their decision. "Her research proves how hope induces high achievements in pupils in general and pupils with learning disabilities in particular and how improving mental willpower is a tool for far-reaching personal change."