Yael Navon

Senior Researcher

Dr. Yael Navon is a researcher in the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality. Yael completed her second and third degrees in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and her first degree in economics and philosophy, from Tel Aviv University. Her doctorate, under the supervision of Prof. Yossi Shavit, dealt with the relationship between sibling characteristics and academic achievement of children in Israel. The findings from her research indicate the social and cultural context role in these relations, and point to the uniqueness of these correlations in blended families.

Yael has worked as well on applied research for the Cyber Education Center established by the Rashi Foundation. The Center has a goal of narrowing social gaps in Israel through advancement of cyber and technological education and training.

Currently, Yael researches various perspectives of teacher training and teachers’ dropout.