Ph.D. and M.A. Stanford University,
Sociology (1986 and 1983)
B.A. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sociology & History (1979)
Professor, School of Education,
University of Albany-SUNY (2009-present)
Visiting Adjunct Professor, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York,
Visiting Professor, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in
Education, Hiroshima University, Japan (2011-2012)
Visiting Professor, School of Education, La Universidad de San Andrés,
Argentina (2006, 2007, 2009)
Senior Policy Analyst, Global Monitoring Report on Educational for All, UNESCO
headquarters, Paris, France (2005-2009)
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology & Anthropology,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1990-2007)
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Georgia (1986-1990)
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
Comparative and International
Education Society (1995 - present); Member, Board of Directors (2007 - 2010)
and CIES Secretary (2012 - 2013)
American Sociological Association, Member (1982 - 2013)
Israeli Sociological Society, Executive Board (2003 - 2004)
International Sociological Association, Sociology of Education, Council (1994 -
Benavot, A. (1983) "The rise and decline
of vocational education." Sociology
of Education 56 (April):
Benavot, A. and P. Riddle (1988) "The
expansion of primary education 1870-1940: Trends and issues." Sociology of Education 61 (July): 190-210.
Benavot, A. (1989) "Education, gender,
and economic development: A cross-national study." Sociology of Education 62 (January): 14-32.
Benavot, A., Y-K Cha, D. Kamens, J. Meyer and
S-Y Wong (1991) "Knowledge for the masses: World models and national
curricula: 1920-1987." American
Sociological Review 56:
Benavot, A. (1992) "Curricular content,
educational expansion and economic growth."Comparative Education Review 36 (May): 150-174.
Kamens, D., J. Meyer and A. Benavot (1996)
"Worldwide patterns in academic secondary education curricula."Comparative
Education Review 40 (May):
Benavot, A. (1996) "Education and
political democratization: A cross-national and longitudinal study." Comparative Education Review 40 (November): 377-403.
Benavot, A. and L. Gad (2004) "Actual
instructional time in African primary schools: Factors that reduce school
quality in developing countries." Prospects 34 (September): 291-310.
Benavot, A., J. Resnik and J. Corrales (2006) Global Educational Expansion:
Historical Legacies and Political Obstacles.Cambridge, MA: American Academy
of Arts and Sciences.
Benavot, A. and E. Tanner (2007) The growth of national learning
assessments in the world, 1995-2006. Background paper for the EFA global
monitoring report: Education For All by 2015: Will We Make It? Paris: UNESCO
Benavot, A. and C. Braslavsky (Eds). (2007) School Knowledge in Comparative and
Historical Perspective: Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education. Hong Kong: Comparative Education
Research Centre, University of Hong Kong. (also in Spanish)
Benavot, A. (2008) "The organization of
school knowledge: Official curricula in global perspective." In Julia
Resnik (ed.)The Production of Educational Knowledge in the Global Era. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Pp. 55-92
Benavot, A. (2011) "Imagining a
transformed UNESCO with learning at its core." International Journal of
Educational Development 31
Benavot, A. (2012) Primary School Curricula in Reading
and Mathematics in Developing Countries. Technical Paper No. 8.UNESCO
Institute for Statistics, Montreal, Canada.
Meyer, H-D. and A. Benavot (Eds) (2013): PISA, Power, and Policy: The
Emergence of Global Educational Governance.Oxford UK: Symposium Books.
Contributed By: Aaron Benavot & Taya L. Owens