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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This essay analyzes the place of Israel in American Jewish schooling from the beginning of the 20th century until the early years of the 21st century. It utilizes curricula, textbooks, and instructional units, as well as other primary and secondary sources to delineate four distinct periods of Israel education. The subject of Teaching Israel is…
Descriptors: Jews, Essays, Educational History, Educational Development
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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2007
The concept "informal education" is receiving new attention in Jewish education. That is a welcome development since this is an important idea in Jewish life. However, these developments are accompanied by a plethora of loose and sloppy use of terms, concepts, and ideas. Joseph Reimer's article, "Beyond More Jews Doing Jewish: Clarifying the Goals…
Descriptors: Socialization, Jews, Informal Education, Judaism
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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This article proposes a reconfiguration of the academic study of Jewish education that would (1) emphasize the "critical" analysis of an expanded range of issues (2) draw upon a broad range of disciplines and fields of study; and (3) formulate a new research agenda. The article argues that the focus on a "critical" approach to Jewish education…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Teaching Methods, Religious Education