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Senior Research Associate
Eran Tamir is a senior research associate and lecturer in education at Brandeis University. A sociologist and an educational policy analyst, his research focuses on the social context of educational policy, teacher certification policy, program evaluation, teacher careers in religious and urban public schools, and the politics of education reform.
At the Mandel Center Eran directs the Choosing to Teach Study, a collaborative research project comparing new teachers’ decisions to teach in Jewish, Catholic, and urban public schools, and the DeLeT Longitudinal Project which tracks DeLeT teacher fellows from Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, focusing on the personal, social, and organizational factors that shape their career choices. Eran is currently working on several articles and two books.
As part of his additional line of research, Eran recently published Staying above the fray: Framing and conflict in the coverage of education policy debates on how the mass media help shape debates over educational policy in American Journal of Education.
Eran teaches “NCLB and the Politics of Educational Reform” and “The Politics of Education” in the Education Program at Brandeis University.