Education is a fundamental determinant of Israel’s human capital stock and a primary factor influencing the country’s long-term economic growth. As education is critical in providing opportunities for individuals to realize their full potential, it is vitally important to understand how to advance the quality of educational attainment in Israel. The Education Policy Program examines educational achievement, budgets, education in relation to regional and ethnic characteristics, and a host of other related issues. Some specific areas of focus have included preschool education, teacher training, higher education, matriculation exams and achievement gaps among population groups.
The Education Policy Program Fellows comprise leading academic researchers from a variety of disciplines, including an Israel Prize recipient for contributions to education, former Ministry of Education senior staff (including Directors-Generals and Chief Scientists of the Ministry of Education), fellows from the Central Bureau of Statistics, experts from the Arab education sector and other policy think tanks, and educators from the field. In some cases, Taub Center Fellows, have gone on to senior positions within the government, including Director-General of the Education Ministry.