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Samson, Maxim G. M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Faith schools are often perceived as restricting students' autonomy through inculcating a single religious ideology and compelling participation in collective worship. Based on interviews and focus groups with parents, students and senior staff, this article investigates how England's one pluralist Jewish secondary school has, in contrast,…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Education, Personal Autonomy, Religious Factors
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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2019
Building on the established idea that to provide students with a full portrait of Israeli society and history, educators must introduce greater complexity into their Israel curriculum, the following paper explores three recently published graphic novels about Israel and considers how each offers opportunities for considering Israel in more nuanced…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, 12th-grade students at a Jewish high school in Canada participated in a research study that assessed how they integrated morally complex narratives in Israel's past into their own relationship with the country. This article presents material based on how students reacted to learning that some Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Grade 12
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Hassenfeld, Jonah – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study examines changes to Jewish day school students' narratives of the history of Israel after a two-and-a-half-week trip there. Seventeen students were interviewed about the history of Israel before and after the trip. Before the trip, most students' accounts lacked logical connections among the different events. The observations on the…
Descriptors: Jews, Heritage Education, Day Schools, History Instruction
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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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Aharon, Nettie; Pomson, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Jewish overnight summer camp has been touted as an especially well-suited venue for Israel education. This article brings an institutional lens to test this proposition. Data come from the survey responses of 1,382 campers, CITs, and staff at 12 overnight and day camps. We find that Israel education does indeed occur almost anywhere at camp. At…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Jews, Judaism, Foreign Countries
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Hameiri, Lior – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
The current field of Israel engagement has been significantly challenged by young North American Jews' reported alienation from contemporary Israel. Literature in the last decade has addressed this challenge in depth, offering a wide variety of theoretical analyses and recommendations for program development. The present study is the first to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Nationalism, Advocacy
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Gouws, Brenda; Wassermann, Johan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Education at Holocaust museums worldwide often falls to volunteer museum educators. The Durban Holocaust Centre in South Africa is no different. We set out to understand who the educators at the Durban Holocaust Centre were, where their historical and pedagogical knowledge came from, and to examine the connection between the two. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Museums, War
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Burstein, Alissa Beth; Kohn, Eli – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
How do educators become successful leaders? This qualitative study set out to learn more about The Lookstein Center ELAI program as well as mentoring and leadership training in general, with the hope of offering insights to other school leadership programs. The mentor-mentee relationship was seen to develop into a collaborative partnership, with…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Program Effectiveness, Mentors
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Tamir, Eran; Pearlmutter, Nili; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Induction and mentoring are widely considered in the United States and in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries as a basic universal and critical intervention for a successful launch of new teachers. Based on an expanded set of survey data, this article focuses on how Jewish day schools offer professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Day Schools, Teaching Conditions, Jews
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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
We frequently encounter the claim that a particular Jewish educational experience will be "transformative" for the participants. The language may be hyperbole. But it may also point to educators' aspirations to affect not just knowledge and practice but character and identity. In order to understand this phenomenon--not the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Educational Experience, Jews, Judaism
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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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Burman, Chaim – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
UK Orthodox Jewish educators face a number of ethical dilemmas surrounding truth-telling in the classroom. While they must comply with government legislation and high standards of professional conduct, they may also wish their practice to be informed by halachic considerations. This theoretical study explores the potential tensions that may arise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Ethics, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Thomas, Paul – Journal of Jewish Education, 2016
This study explores high school students' views of Jews in one minority-dominated school in Oslo, Norway. Employing a qualitative approach, semistructured interview guides and classroom-based discussions teased out attitudes toward Jews drawing on questions from a nationwide research conducted by The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Social Discrimination, Case Studies
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