David Maagan is head of the statistics department for the Central Bureau of Statistics Higher Education and Teaching Staff Sector .In this position, he is responsible for developing statistics on teaching personnel in the education system, and developing statistical forecasts for the education system. David has an M.A. degree in sociology from the Hebrew University, and is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Education at Bar Ilan University.
In the course of his work, David has carried out a series of research studies, presented at professional conferences, on different aspects of the teaching workforce, student achievements, and long-term follow-up of different population groups in the education system. Among other things, his research on “Future achievements of GEMS (MEITZAV) takers in Israel” was presented at the Israel Economic Association conference, 2014; “The Ofek Hadash (New Horizon) Reform: to what extent, if at all, has the reform led to an improvement in the attractiveness of the teaching profession and the achievements of students in the education system in Israel?” was presented at the Israel Economic Association conference in 2013; “Inflation in Matriculation Scores in Israel” was presented at the Israeli Psychometric Association conference, 2013; and “Educational achievements of recipients of undergraduate degrees in Israel” was presented at the conference of the Israel Statistical Association in 2012.
In addition, David is a policy fellow (education) in the Education Policy program at the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. He was also a member of the Ministry of Education committee examining the preparation of teachers for the Arab sector; a member of the RAMA (National Authority for Assessment and Evaluation of the Education System) steering committee for the international TALIS Survey (OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey); and an observer on the Dovrat Commission sub-committee for teachers’ salaries (the national task force for promoting the education system). He has also represented Israel in OECD work groups of the INES Network On Labour Market, Economic and Social Outcomes of Learning (Rotterdam, 2009; Paris, 2009; Copenhagen, 2010).