Zehavit Gross

Prof. Zehavit Gross

Research Fellow
Associate Professor, The Hebrew University
Zehavit Gross

Prof. Zehavit Gross is the head of graduate program of Management and Development in Informal Education Systems in the School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She holds the position of UNESCO Chair in Education for Human Values, Tolerance Democracy and Peace and is the head of the Sal Van Gelder  Center for Holocaust Instruction & Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education Bar Ilan University. She is the president of the Israeli Society for Comparative Education (ICES). In 28/1/16 she was invited to the UNITED NATIONS to participate and give an address in a special discussion on the future of Holocaust Education all over the world.   Her main areas of specialization are  peace education, and interfaith and religious education and Holocaust education. Her research focuses mainly on socialization processes (religious, secular, feminine and civic) among adolescents. She is currently involved in four international research projects and is an honorary research associate at the University of Sydney (NSW). Her book  together with Doyle Stevick, entitled As the Witnesses Fall Silent: 21st Century Holocaust Education in Curriculum, Policy and Practice, was published recently (2015) by Springer and was sponsored by UNESCO. Her book, together  with Lynn Davies, is entitled The Contested Role of Education in Conflict and Fragility, and was also published in 2015 by Sense Publishing.  She is the recipient  of the  2016 Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Award of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and a research grant for the years 2016-2018 from The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

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