Chaim Adler




Ph.D, Education, Hebrew University; MA, Sociology and Education, Hebrew University; Sociology of Education, Columbia University

Chaim Adler /
Education Policy Program Fellow

Chaim Adler is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds an M.A. in Sociology and Education and a Ph.D. in Education from the Hebrew University, and studied the sociology of education at Columbia University in New York. He has also been a visiting fellow and researcher at the Universities of Harvard, Chicago, Stanford and Rutgers. Adler is a pioneering researcher in the field of the sociology of education in Israel. In 2006, he received the Israel Prize for education. His research deals with, among other things, the study of adolescence and adolescents, promoting young people from disadvantaged groups, and absorbing immigrant youth. Between 1966 and 1996, Adler headed the Sociology of Education track and was Director of the Research Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University’s School of Education. Prof. Adler later served as Director of the School of Education at the Hebrew University, and head of the Education Studies section of the Mandel Institute of Educational Leadership. Prof. Adler was a founding partner of the Manof Youth Village for marginalized youth, and served as Chair of the Village Association board. He has also been a member of various public and government committees, among them: the Prime Minister’s Public Committee to Examine the Problems of Youth in the Morasha Neighborhood of Jerusalem, the Sub-committee for Informal Education and Community Work, and the Ministry of Education’s Public Committee to Examine Alternatives to School for Marginalized Youth (as Chair). Prof. Adler was a member of the Taub Center’s Board of Governors, and served as head of the education policy program at the Center.