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Tamir, Eran; Pearlmutter, Nili; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Induction and mentoring are widely considered in the United States and in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries as a basic universal and critical intervention for a successful launch of new teachers. Based on an expanded set of survey data, this article focuses on how Jewish day schools offer professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Day Schools, Teaching Conditions, Jews
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Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This article discusses the research we have and the research we need in both general and Jewish teacher education. First, I discuss three recent efforts to synthesize and assess existing research in teacher education and to identify needed research. Next I review a handful of recent studies in Jewish teacher education which illustrate various…
Descriptors: Judaism, Teacher Education, Religious Education, Research Needs
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Birkeland, Sarah; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
Effective school-based induction for new teachers involves much more than mentoring; it requires a comprehensive array of supports buttressed by a collaborative professional culture. Yet few schools are able to offer such a nourishing environment to their new hires. What would it take to bridge the gap between the real and the ideal? In 2005 team…
Descriptors: Jews, Day Schools, Judaism, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2006
"Beit midrash" or "house of study" refers to a place where Jews, traditionally men, gather to study classical texts, often in pairs or "hevruta." In this "Beit midrash" for Teachers, the selection of texts, the language of instruction and the purposes of learning differ from those in a traditional "Beit midrash" where the study of Talmud is…
Descriptors: Jews, Language of Instruction, Fellowships, Instructional Leadership