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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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Schein, Deborah L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This article is about spiritual development for early childhood Jewish education. Findings from a research study defines the spiritual development of young children as an integration of deep connections, basic dispositions (strengthened from experiences of wonderment, awe, joy, inner peace), and complex dispositions (displayed through acts of…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Reflection, Young Children, Jews
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Achituv, Sigal – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This study deals with the way in which kindergarten teachers in state religious kindergartens in Israel tell the Torah stories to children. It examines the influence of the teachers' identity, being part of the religious Zionist society, on the way in which she tells the stories. These kindergarten teachers function at a crossroads of identities.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Fisch, Shalom M.; Lemish, Dafna; Spezia, Elizabeth; Siegel, Deborah; Fisch, Susan R. D.; Aladé, Fashina; Kasdan, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
A family survey, ethnographic study, and quasi-experimental study investigated "Shalom Sesame's" potential to enhance understanding of Jewish culture and identity among preschool families. Preschoolers demonstrated significant learning, recognizing that people who looked different could be Jewish, and in knowledge about Hebrew words,…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Cultural Education, Surveys
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Tal, Clodie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
In this study we investigated the perceptions and interpretations of 14 various stakeholders in the field of teacher preparation and early childhood education regarding what and how Jewish education should be learned and taught, in general, and to preschool children in contemporary Israel, in particular. The present study, carried out in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Stakeholders, Transcripts (Written Records)