Current Research

Current Research

Yossi Shavit’s research interests include social stratification and inequality with special focus on education and educational policy. He is also studying ethnic relations and immigration. With Uri Shwed, Shavit is studying Arab-Jewish mixed schools in Israel. Under funding from the Jacobs Foundation, the study maps the social relations between Arab and Jewish students who attend the few mixed schools in Israel with the objective of identify the institutional conditions that are conducive to the social integration of Arabs and Jews in schools. He is also developing an interest in the effects of experiences and education in early childhood on children’s development, personality and achievements.