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Sidney Strauss /
Education Policy Program Fellow

Sidney Strauss is Professor Emeritus of Education at Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the American National Academy of Education (NAEd), and was Chief Scientist of the Education Ministry. Previously, Strauss held the Branco Weiss Chair for Research in Child Development and Education, and served as chairman of the Department of Child Development and Education at the School of Education at Tel Aviv University. He also founded and directed the Center for Improving Teaching at Tel Aviv University. His main research interests are cognitive development and education; development of teaching skills in children; mental models amongst adults regarding thinking and learning processes in children, and the impact of these models on the educational methodology of teachers.