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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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Cousens, Beth – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
A leader in Jewish education policy for over 30 years, Jonathan Woocher influenced countless practitioners and policy makers. This article examines Woocher's body of written work by investigating three of his pieces published over a span of 20 years. The article exposes four themes: Jewish education is a project of building infrastructure, Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Policy, Religious Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Koffman, David S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Indian play at North American Jewish summer camps offered three sets of overlapping lessons. First, by providing activities created and understood as respite from urban pressures, including donning and removing so-called primitive faux-tribal identities, camps reinforced Jewish urban, modernist values and virtues. Second, as Indian play…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Summer Programs, Learning Activities
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Olson, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Baglieri and Shapiro (2012) argue that considering attitudes toward disability is an important step toward building a more inclusive society. This study examines attitudes toward disability of staff members of vocational and independent living skills programs for young adults with disabilities in four Jewish summer camps. McDermott and Varenne's…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Summer Programs, Young Adults
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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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Chazan, Barry – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This essay analyzes the place of Israel in American Jewish schooling from the beginning of the 20th century until the early years of the 21st century. It utilizes curricula, textbooks, and instructional units, as well as other primary and secondary sources to delineate four distinct periods of Israel education. The subject of Teaching Israel is…
Descriptors: Jews, Essays, Educational History, Educational Development
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Avni, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
This article sketches the trajectory of Hebrew education in the United States from the early 1900s to the present. Attending to the historiography of Hebrew education, it shows how current curricula and pedagogical approaches have been stamped by historical considerations and language ideologies, how goals and strategies have changed (or remained…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Instruction, Educational History, Historiography
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Backenroth, Ofra; Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2014
In this article we explore how we as teacher educators translate a new vision of Israel education into curricular practice in the preparation of emerging Jewish educators. Using a practitioner inquiry mode of research, we reflect on our existential vision of Israel education and its translation into practice as creators and directors of a semester…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Inquiry
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Ross, Renee Rubin – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Given that all schools solicit parent participation, an important question is whether and how this varies by school. I draw on observation and interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators at a Jewish day school and Catholic school to identify forms and patterns of participation. I found that communicating and volunteering were similar at…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Jews, Catholics, Day Schools
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Horowitz, Bethamie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
Over the course of the twentieth century changing circumstances have prompted American Jewish educators to develop new educational strategies to address these needs, and these developments are an important aspect of the sociology of American Jewish education. Using the method of historical sociology, I examine the educational configuration at…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Jews, Religious Education, Educational Change
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Ellenson, David – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
Liberal day schools in the United States have long championed the ideology of integration between Jewish and secular subjects and values, and have made the "integration" of these subjects and values with one another a cornerstone of their curriculum. In recent years, the ideology of integration has been called into question, and an alternative…
Descriptors: Jews, Day Schools, Ideology, Religious Education
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Krakowski, Moshe – Journal of Jewish Education, 2008
This article explores the complex dynamics that take place in ultra-Orthodox schools as they attempt to maintain a contra-acculturative stance toward secular knowledge, while providing students with the necessary tools to become functioning members of society. Using two case studies, this article looks at how the recent practice of using Rabbeim…
Descriptors: Jews, Private Schools, Day Schools, Ideology
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Krasner, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2006
This is the last in a series of articles exploring the history of "Jewish Education" magazine, later known as the "Journal of Jewish Education," with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of American Jewish education and, more generally, American Jewish life. Major themes and issues that preoccupied the…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Periodicals, Cultural Awareness
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Jacobs, Benjamin M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
The history of education is a worthwhile pursuit within the study of history writ-large, for education is a powerful cultural device that has been manipulated for a variety of social, political, and economic purposes. So, why is it the case that little work has been done to date on the history of American Jewish schooling? This article assesses…
Descriptors: Historiography, Jews, Educational History, Historians
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Krasner, Jonathan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2005
This series of articles explores the history of Jewish Education magazine, later known as the Journal of Jewish Education, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of American Jewish education and, more generally, American Jewish life. Major themes and issues that preoccupied the magazine's editors and writers are isolated…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Change, Periodicals, Judaism
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