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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This "think-aloud" study examines how a group of American Jewish teenagers read historical documents that addressed what it has meant over time to be American and/or Jewish. It demonstrates that students use a variety of sense-making strategies as they read about the past, many of which fall beyond the boundaries of critical historical…
Descriptors: Jews, Adolescents, History Instruction, Documentation
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Attias, Shlomit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Naming a discipline is a key component in both the shaping and unpacking of its development. Still, little attention has been devoted to studying the ways in which this process has influenced Israel Education. Based on a long-term ethnographic study, this article presents Israel Education name choices and discusses the manner in which this naming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Middle Eastern Studies, Ethnography
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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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Krohn, Nitza – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
In the field of second/foreign language teaching, needs analysis is widely recognized as an essential step in curriculum design and program evaluation. A needs-based approach to Hebrew language education has been advocated by a number of researchers and educators. In a study that employed interviews and surveys, the Hebrew language learning needs…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
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Bloomberg, Linda Dale – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
Little empirical research is currently available on Jewish distance learning, a nascent but growing field of practice. By way of qualitative case study methodology, this research explored the learning experience of a group of adult learners participating in a Jewish education Master's degree program that is offered by way of videoconferencing…
Descriptors: Jews, Informal Education, Distance Education, Adult Learning