Mandel Leadership Institute, Jerusalem
Gish Amit has been involved in non-formal education for some twenty years. He was a counselor working with street gangs, a partner in the Bat Yam “Education City" project at the Institute for Democratic Education, and a pedagogical counselor at the Levinsky College of Education. He taught cinema and literature at the Arab Democratic School in Jaffa, and lectured in philosophy and critical theory at Tel-Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Amit is a co-author (with Gadi Avidan and Chen Lampert) of The Unheard Voice: A Different View on Children at Schools (in Hebrew, HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2005), and author of Ex-Libris: the Jewish National and University Library 1945-1955 (in Hebrew, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in print). Amit holds a BA and an MA from Tel-Aviv University in the fields of philosophy and literature, and a doctorate from the Hebrew literature department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Amit was a post-doctoral EUME (The Middle East in Europe) fellow in Berlin. His main fields of interest are critical pedagogy, social economics, alternatives in teacher training, and the civil society.