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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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Katz, Meredith L.; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study investigates the Jewish history engagement for middle school students "playing" in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT), an online simulation of a current events court case with historical roots (http://jcat.icsmich.org). Through an online platform across several schools, students research and play historical and current…
Descriptors: Jews, History, Middle School Students, Computer Simulation
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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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Abramovich, Samuel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
For Jewish education, digital badges can provide an alternative to traditional assessments. However, the emerging research on badges suggests a complex relationship between learning opportunities, the learner, and the design of the badge. An investigation of a digital badge system at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish middle and high school for girls…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, High School Students, Females
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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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Rubin Ross, Renee – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
A widely read article from this journal explores innovative Jewish educational programs, initiatives, and organizations, arguing that these share a comdmitment to being "learner-centered" and recommending that a system be created to foster collaboration among them (Woocher, 2012). Using five San Francisco Bay Area-based…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Community Organizations, Jews, Organizational Objectives
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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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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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Kaplowitz, Tracy – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The context for this study is the increased focus on school-community partnerships in the United States. With limited research having been conducted on high-achieving schools, this is a case study of one of America's top 100 high schools, a Jewish day school; this article reports on its school-synagogue partnership. Like most research on…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Jews, Judaism, Day Schools
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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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Aaron, Scott – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The positive impact on the Jewish Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults of both the 10 day trips to Israel popularly known as Birthright trips and the service learning trips commonly known as Alternative Spring Breaks has been well-documented. However, the mechanics of how this positive impact occurs has not been well-understood. This…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Grounded Theory, Self Concept
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
The aim of this qualitative study is to describe teachers' perceptions and roles in prayer education in TALI day schools in Israel, using in-depth oral Interviews, written questionnaires and written materials of the schools' network. Two educational ideologies were identified: Belonging to the Jewish collective and Personal-spiritual ideology.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Judaism, School Prayer
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Katzin, Ori – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This article presents findings from a longitudinal qualitative study that examined teaching approaches of neophyte teachers in Israel during their 4-year exclusive teachers' training program for teaching Jewish subjects and first two years of teaching. The program wanted to promote change in secular pupils' attitudes toward Jewish subjects. We…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Jews, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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