Zemira Mevarech /
Education Policy Program Fellow
Professor Mevarech is a lecturer in Education and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Bar-Ilan University. She holds a BA in mathematics, physics and education from the Hebrew University, an MA in education from Bar Ilan University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Professor Mevarech served as head of the School of Education and Vice Provost at Bar-Ilan University, and headed the Integration Institute of the Center for Science Education as well as the university’s E-Learning Center. Mevarech has likewise served as Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and represented the State of Israel in the Education Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Professor Mevarech was Senior Researcher on Israel’s behalf in two international PISA research projects, as well as a member in international committees dealing with educational research. She headed the Meta-cognition Group of the European Organization for Research in Education and Learning (EARLI) and was on the editorial boards of various international periodicals. In recent years, she has headed the Education Ministry’s National Committee for Advancing Gifted and Outstanding Students. She is likewise a member of the steering committee of the Applied Education Research Initiative. Mevarech’s research deals with meta-cognitive teaching methods in science in general and mathematics in particular.