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Kelman, Ari Y.; Marom, Marva Shalev; Keep, Benjamin – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Citations are one of the ways that scholars engage one another in dialogue, debate, and discussion. As such, they represent a powerful way in which practitioners constitute themselves and others within a scholarly field. This article studies the citational practices of articles published in the "Journal of Jewish Education" over a…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Educational Research, Citations (References)
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Samson, Maxim G. M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Faith schools are often perceived as restricting students' autonomy through inculcating a single religious ideology and compelling participation in collective worship. Based on interviews and focus groups with parents, students and senior staff, this article investigates how England's one pluralist Jewish secondary school has, in contrast,…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Personal Autonomy, Religious Factors
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study set out to design and implement an approach to Tanakh education that would help students become expert decoders of the Biblical Hebrew text as they became expert interpreters of it. The goal, following existing, research-based best instructional practices from literacy, was to create a curriculum in which language skills and meaning…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Semitic Languages, Language Skills
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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Building on the established idea that to provide students with a full portrait of Israeli society and history, educators must introduce greater complexity into their Israel curriculum, the following paper explores three recently published graphic novels about Israel and considers how each offers opportunities for considering Israel in more nuanced…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R.; Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This article examines the ways that Jewish studies teachers think about their teaching. It analyzes data from a three month teacher study group in which teachers read educational research articles as a framework for reflecting on their own teaching. The data suggest that Jewish studies teachers take one of two approaches in talking about their…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Shargel, Rebecca – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This article presents original qualitative research applying paired text study, "havruta" learning, to the secular college classroom. I adapted this method to a first-year seminar in a public university and found that students perceived that "havruta" improved their abilities to verbalize their understandings through reading…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Educational Experience, Persuasive Discourse, State Universities
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Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
The aim of the research is to investigate a Montessori pedagogic approach, enabling a Jewish school to be part of the Chinese international-school system, while fostering Jewish identity. We conducted semistructured interviews with principals (2), teachers (8), parents (12), and students (10) and recorded class observations (8) over two visits.…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Judaism
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Uhrman, Abigail L.; Walton, Ginger; Oaks, Lindsey; Schleien, Stuart J.; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
As an increasing number of Jewish summer camps welcome campers with disabilities, it becomes more important to understand the experience of these campers and that of their neurotypical peers. In this study, campers with disabilities and neurotypical campers participated together in a photography activity. Photographs and their accompanying…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Summer Programs, Camps, Photography
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Weikel, Alison – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study explores how structured reflective practice by teachers in a Reform congregational school contributes to relational growth and the development of an inquiry stance in teaching. Analysis of teachers' responses to weekly prompts about their classroom experiences reveals three prominent themes: classroom management as inquiry, the tension…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Course Content, Problem Solving
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Carlson, Stefani – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This case study is an investigation of the teaching and learning of a teacher in the congregational school of which the author was the director, whose classroom practice was strongly reflective of relational learning theory. It explores the pathways through which this teacher was in turn supported in learning and teaching by relationships with…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Transformative Learning, Religious Education, Jews
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Gold, Mindy M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
This study explores how the relationships between congregational school Jewish educators built during ongoing "havruta" (partner-based) text study can carry over into a professional relationship that is aimed toward learning to integrate technology. Educator relationships were studied as part of the Jewish Educator Technology Initiative…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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Raider-Roth, Miriam; Rector-Aranda, Amy; Kaiser, Tammy; Lipinsky, Liron; Weikel, Alison; Wolkenfeld, Sara; Zaidenberg, Liat – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
In this article, the authors describe and discuss applications of the Group-Level Assessment/Understanding (GLA/GLU) process, an innovative participatory action research methodology. The authors first describe the GLA/GLU application in the Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) and the creation of an MTEI interpretive community to deeply…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Risk, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Jennifer; Potts, Phoebe – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Lesson study is a form of professional development where a group of teachers identifies a problem of practice on which they would like to make progress in their teaching. Over an extended period of time, the teachers study the topic and plan a lesson together. One member then teaches the lesson while the others observe; the group reflects…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lesson Plans, Judaism, Religious Education