QUALIFICATION

PhD

Special Education
Washington State University, WA, USA
From Aug. 2011 – May 2014

MED

Special Education: Intellectual Disability
Univ. of Minnesota, MN, USA.

Univ. of St. Thomas, MN, USA
From Sept. 2009 – July 2010

BA

Special Eduction with a minor in Visual impairment
College of Basic Education, Kuwait
From Sept. 2002 to June 2006

 


WORK HISTORY

Associate professor
2019 – Present
Special Education Department, College of Basic Education, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait.
Assistant professor
2014 – 2019
Special Education Department, College of Basic Education, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait.
Teaching Assistant – (USA)
2009-2014
Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.
Teacher of Science for students with visual impairments.
2006-2009
Alnoor & Alamal school, Hawalli, Kuwait.

 


WORK HISTORY

Languages

Fluent in Arabic, speaking and writing
Fluent in English, speaking and writing

Skills

Proficient in PC/ Macintosh, include Microsoft Office, Apple works, Internet.
Proficient Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

 


ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Award

Childhood Specialties Award, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2 December 2017.

Award of excellence:

College of Basic Education, Handed by H. H. Prince of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. April 2007.

Scholarship:

Full funded 6-years scholarship to obtain higher degrees in the area of special education: from The Public Authority for Applied Education & Training, College of Basic Education, Kuwait. 2009 to 2015.

 


THANKS & APPRECIATION CERTICICATES

Certificate of thanks and appreciation from the Department of Special Education at College of Basic Education for excellence work in the cultural and social committee for the academic year 2018/2019, 5 May 2019.

A certificate of thanks and appreciation from the Department of Public Relations, at the College of Basic Education, for the active participation in the exhibition titled “Rayat Watan” 2019- Girls, 21 February 2019.

 


PUBLICATIONS

Nouf Alenezi, Zainab Abbas, & Bader Alqallaf (2020). Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Including Students with Moderate Learning Difficulties in Mainstream Schools in the Context of Kuwait. International Education Studies, Vol. (13), No. (2), 11 – 20.

Hamed Alsahou & Zainab Abbas (2019). Intermediate School Teachers’ Perceptions and Preferences on Nurturing Gifted Students in Gifted Schools in Kuwait. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, Volume (6), Issue (2), 294-312.

Zainab Abbas & Hamed Alsahou (2019). The Degree of Availability of Quality Standards for the Special Education Teacher Preparation at College of Basic Education in The State of Kuwait. Special Education and Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. (8), No. (31), 2-31.

Zainab Abbas, Hashemiah Almusawi, & Nouf Alenezi (2019). Perceptions of Educational Standards among Special Education Administrators in the State of Kuwait. International Education Studies, Vol. (12), No. (5), 78 – 85.

Zainab Abbas, Maryam Arab, and Badeer Aldimkhi (2018) Measuring the Level of Physical Activity for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in the State of Kuwait, International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, No. (2) Volume (4), 237-251

Nawaf Althefiry & Zainab Abbas (2017). Psychological Compatibility of Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities, International Interdisciplinary Journal of Education, vol. (6) Issue. (8), 107-115.

Nawaf Althefiry & Zainab Abbas (2015). Application of Individual Education Plan and Its relationship with Some of the Demographic Variables Among Workers with Individuals with Disabilities. Journal of Education University of Alazhar, 164 (2), 103-123. Full funded by the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs (Kuwait).

 


PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

Zainab Abbas (2019). Co-Teaching strategy in Inclusive Classroom. Poster presented at the World Congress on Special Needs Education, London, UK.

Zainab Abbas (2018). Teaching science to students with intellectual disabilities by using evidence-based practices. Poster presented at the World Congress on Special Needs Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Scientific Mission from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement and Sciences (KFAS).

Zainab Abbas (2017). Examining special education teachers’ knowledge and skills regarding the IEP document and process. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of Basic Education, Kuwait.

Zainab Abbas (2016). Teaching students with intellectual disabilities by using evidence based practices. Paper presented at the Heading global 2016 conference, Regency Hotel, Kuwait.

Zainab Abbas (2015). Individual Education Plan Among Workers with Individual with Disabilities. Supported by the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs (Kuwait), Paper presented at the College of Basic Education.

Zainab Abbas (2013). Using Social Story intervention to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors for Students with Autism. Poster presented at the 7th NUKS USA Graduate Conference, San Diego, CA, USA. Scientific Mission from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement and Sciences (KFAS).

Zainab Abbas (2013). Collaborating With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents in the IEP Process. Paper presented at the 9th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, Vancouver, WA, USA

Zainab Abbas (2010). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Poster presented at the 4th NUKS USA Graduate Conference, Miami, Fl, USA.

 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Passing a training course entitled “Professional Electronic Test with Google Forms” in the Association of Faculty Members of Applied Colleges, Kuwait, 9 October 2019

Passing a training program entitled (Exploring Entrepreneurship) at the National Fund headquarters, Al Fayhaa, Kuwait, 4-7 November 2018.

Passing a training course entitled “Authoring and Publishing in the Digital Age” in the Association of Faculty Members of Applied Colleges, Kuwait, 26-27 March 2018.

Passing a training course entitled “Explanation and Communication with Students Using Modern Technology” at Ibn al-Haytham Center, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait, 30 April 2017 – 3 May 2017.

Attended the dialogue session titled “ Youth and the International Development“ Presented by Bill Gates, Bayan Palace, Kuwait, December 7th 2015.

Passing a course entitled (Training Workshop for Using Macton) at the Marina Hotel, Kuwait, 18 March 2015.

Obtaining the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) at Kuwait Teachers Association, Kuwait, November 23, 2006.

 


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Medical Devices and Supplies Project for individuals with disabilities and elderly, National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise, Kuwait 2019.

 


PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Participated in the meeting of professionals at the KAFO Education Community entitled (Challenges in Integrating People with Disabilities) at Al-Seef Palace, Kuwait, 4 November 2019.

Participated in the panel discussion entitled (All is one) at the Intellectual Education School for Girls, State of Kuwait, 8 April, 2019.

Participated in the panel discussion at the Fourth Forum for People with Special Needs, entitled “My ambition overwhelms my Disability” organized by the General Federation of Students and Trainee at the College of Basic Education, Kuwait, 14 April 2016.

WORKSHOPS

A workshop entitled “Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for Persons with Disabilities and Tools for Measuring Social and Professional Impact” at the Downtown Rotana Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1 December 2017.

A slow learners workshop at Aqeel Bin Abi Taleb elementary school, 17 May 2016.

 


RADIO INTERVIEWS

Academic Message Program, second program radio frequency 97.5 to talk about the field of special education, (2018).

Ramadan Chat Program, second program radio frequency 97.5 to talk about the field of special education, (2018).