Sociological Aspects of Education

Dr. Julia Resnik

I am involved with four research projects:

Legal liminality in the life-course of migrant workers and refugees’ children in Israel

This research intends to shed light on legal liminality and its significance in the life course of migrant children and adolescents. The concept of “liminal legality” takes into account how ambiguous legal status intersect with specific legal and policy arrangements and broader socio-economic context on the one hand, and migrants’ expectations and histories on the other.

An analysis of Holocaust education regarding the impact of generational orientations

The research project explores the practices and perspectives of learners of different generations in the specific educational setting of the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

International education: The expansion of the International Baccalaureate in state funded schools through the world

I initiated a worldwide project studying the expansion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in national and international secondary schools. Comparing the implementation of the IB program in different political and economic contexts enables me to understand how international education is expanding in the world and how neoliberal education policies are globalized worldwide.

From government to governance

This project investigates the transformation of the Ministry of Education from a traditional professional model of public administration to a marketized view of public services by adopting New Public Management (NPM) and New Public Governance model (NPG) by shifting from ‘pure’ government control to a governance paradigm centered on a stronger partnership between public, private and civic actors.

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