The course dwells on issues related to the application of the principles, theories, strategies and intervention measures of community psychology to the school setting as a community of learners. It is designed to expand conventional paradigms of educational psychology by diverting the focus from the students as an individual to the school and the classroom as an interactive community, which is in turn embedded in the larger local Palestinian community. The course uses community and school resources in order to address problems involving children and adolescents in the school system. Issues central to this course include: classroom discipline, cooperative learning, inclusion, creativity, academic achievement, educational resilience, school violence, substance abuse, education and collective identity