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Nowadays, due to young population, generation gap is one of the important topics in Iran. Many believe that socialization is not taking place properly causing weaker commitment of the new generation to the Iranian social beliefs, values and norms, hence ending in a deep generation gap. The pupose of this article is to test this hypothesis, and evaluate the impact of education on generation gap. Based on theories, occurance of the Islamic revolution, and the ensuing rapid and widespread social changes, we could expect considerable generation gap. However, does the existing data support that? To answer this question, generation disparity and gap were distinguished, and each were divided into value and norm types. Using the exiting data analysis, we found that there was no significant value-generation gap while norm-generation gap was significant. Moreover, this study reveals that the impact of education on the existing generation gap, concerning selected values and norms, was not even, so that it strengthened some and weakened others.