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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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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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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
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Novick, Rona M.; Salomon, Laya – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Compelling reasons exist for moving toward inclusion of diverse learners in Jewish day schools. Graduate programs face the challenge of preparing pre- and in-service teachers as effective educators for inclusive settings. While the development of skills is vital, the inculcation of positive attitudes regarding diverse learners may be equally…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Day Schools, Inclusion
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Yares, Laura – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
The literature on Reform Jewish education in America rightly recognizes Emanuel Gamoran's work in establishing the direction of Hebrew schools in the Reform movement toward a cultural pluralism influenced by Samson Benderley et al. Yet the terrain onto which Gamoran stepped was not unmarked. Prior to his tenure, three Reform rabbis thought hard…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Gilead, Yona – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
The teaching and learning of Modern Hebrew outside of Israel is essential to Jewish education and identity. One of the most contested issues in Modern Hebrew pedagogy is the use of code-switching between Modern Hebrew and learners' first language. Moreover, this is one of the longest running disputes in the broader field of second language…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Multilingualism
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Achituv, Sigal; Manzura, Shulamit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This article summarizes a study of the viewpoints of Bible lecturers in the Kindergarten Education Department while teaching content related to the biblical "other." The study, by two researchers themselves part of the study population, was conducted according to the qualitative approach and included interviews with participants from a…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Student Characteristics, Kindergarten, Qualitative Research
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Levi, Liora – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
In this longitudinal study, carried out over a period of 6 years, the curriculum approach of student-teachers in the fields of Jewish Studies was examined, from their 1st year of studies until their 6th year when they took their places as full-fledged teachers in schools. This article focuses on the student-teachers' approaches to curriculum and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Aaron, Scott – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The positive impact on the Jewish Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults of both the 10 day trips to Israel popularly known as Birthright trips and the service learning trips commonly known as Alternative Spring Breaks has been well-documented. However, the mechanics of how this positive impact occurs has not been well-understood. This…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Grounded Theory, Self Concept
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Backenroth, Ofra; Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
In this article we analyze moviemaking as a unique pedagogy that is used in a preservice semester in Israel program for the preparation of Israel educators: Students create their own short films about an aspect of Israeli society and/or their relationship with it. We analyze the students' movies, together with students' reflective papers about the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Grant, Lisa D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This research explores the impact of a year studying in Israel on Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) rabbinical students' emotional connection toward and knowledge about the State of Israel and the Jewish People. We want to better understand the students' beliefs, ideas, and behaviors that emerge from their experience…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Judaism
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Applebaum, Lauren – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
Reflective journaling is frequently employed to help preservice educators make sense of fieldwork experiences. Analyzing the weekly journals of eight preservice educators, I offer conceptual language to describe how journal writing provides a window into students' capacity for reflection. This capacity is described in terms of three continua:…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Journal Writing, Reflection, Self Concept
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Hirsch, Miriam – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This case study examines the contours of culturally relevant pedagogy in an undergraduate preservice teacher education program for Jewish women. The case describes how the assigned reading of Albarelli's (2000) narrative of teaching in a Hasidic Jewish school, "Teacha! Stories from a Yeshiva", disrupts the classroom community,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Jews
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
By examining writing about Israel education since the founding of the State, this paper highlights three questions that have surfaced repeatedly in Jewish educational discourse: What is the purpose of teaching American Jews about Israel? Who is best equipped to teach American Jews about Israel? How can Israel education foster positive…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Stern, Miriam Heller – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This study analyzes the ways in which practitioner inquiry engages graduate student educators in understanding how to navigate the complexities and contingencies of teaching. By examining the challenges graduate student teachers faced while conducting practitioner inquiry, as well as the categories of teacher knowledge they developed in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Graduate Students, Inquiry
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