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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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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Inquiry-oriented pedagogy is a difficult pedagogy to enact in the classroom. By placing students' questions and textual ideas at the center, the teacher opens the door to unanticipated and sometimes off-the-wall comments in text discussion. And yet, research has shown that it is exactly this type of pedagogy that leads to increased engagement and…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Biblical Literature
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Empirical research in Jewish education has found almost exclusive use of "transmission" pedagogy among Jewish studies teachers. This study hoped to fill out the empirical landscape by studying Jewish studies teachers who prioritize student-driven interpretation. It followed six Jewish studies teachers in four different Jewish elementary…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Christianity, Jews
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Litman, Lesley – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
This article examines case studies of two part-time synagogue education programs, a conventional "Hebrew School" and an alternative program modeled after Jewish summer camp. Using the lens of teaching of Bible to children in Grades 3-5, the study provides insight into similarities and differences between the two types of programs and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Religious Education, Biblical Literature
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Weinstein, Sara – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
Didactic rewrites of aggadic stories are an important resource in values education. This study, geared primarily toward teachers involved in choosing curricular materials, investigates how the didactic rewriter actually becomes an interpreter, rather than a mere transmitter, of the original text. The personal values of the rewriters can influence…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Values Education
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This study investigated the voices of students interpreting Hebrew Bible texts in one fourth-grade classroom. Through think-alouds on the Biblical text with each student, exit interviews, teacher interviews, and classroom observations, this study found that those students whose interpretive stances were more aligned with the teacher's were given…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Biblical Literature, Interpretive Skills
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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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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The following research study presents data drawn from an arts-based qualitative research study from 2013. Students created artistic interpretations of biblical texts using a variety of media. One of the significant findings of the study was that learning through the arts provided students with an opportunity to take on the role of parshan, or…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biblical Literature, Educational Experience, Art
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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
Practitioner research was conducted on Grade 10 students' arts-based projects of Numbers 12 in order to assess the value of using the arts in Jewish secondary schools. Based on interview transcripts, projects, and written statements, three themes emerged that demonstrated why teachers should use the arts in their classes. The arts provided…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Art Education, Interviews
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Raider-Roth, Miriam; Stieha, Vicki; Kohan, Mark; Turpin, Carrie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This article discusses an action research study of a week-long Summer Teachers Institute which immersed teachers in the study of Jewish historical and cultural texts. We investigate how this kind of cultural immersion created opportunities for transformative learning--the kind of learning that would not merely be the application of "new…
Descriptors: Action Research, Religious Education, Cultural Education, Jews
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Avni, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This paper explores the interactions surrounding Bible teaching as a means of understanding how Jewish youth are discursively implicated within ideologies of community. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from linguistic anthropology and interactional sociolinguistics, I present a micro-analysis of a classroom lesson on the book of Leviticus to…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Jews, Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Gottlieb, Owen – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Israeli film and television have risen to international prominence, presenting compelling and complicating perspectives. Simultaneously, Web 2.0 technologies have accelerated the spread and immediacy of digital media. Following the work of Holtz (2003) and Levisohn (2010) in developing orientations for teaching Bible and Rabbinic Literature, this…
Descriptors: Television, Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Montessori Method
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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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Muller, Meir – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Having an educational theory as a school's foundation is a key component in successful educational endeavors. However, many Jewish early childhood programs do not commonly use educational theory to support methods of instruction. In this study 14 children from a constructivist-based Jewish kindergarten class are interviewed to determine how they…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Theories, Teaching Methods
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