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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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Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
"Mussar," an approach to character growth emerging as a movement in the 18th century, has increasingly been incorporated into contemporary Jewish education. The purpose of mussar--the cultivation of character--is consistent with the goals of Jewish day schools and other settings. This article examines the implementation of a mussar-based…
Descriptors: Values Education, Day Schools, Community Schools, Jews
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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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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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Uhrman, Abigail L. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
The following study describes the experiences of parents with a child with a disability in Jewish day schools. The findings suggest marked differences in the experiences of parents whose child was able to remain in the day school and those who left as a result of their child's disability. In the latter group, the themes of loneliness and…
Descriptors: Jews, Parent Attitudes, Day Schools, Disabilities
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Shefter, Laura; Uhrman, Abigail L.; Tobin, Lisa; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
As appreciation of the impact of Jewish camping has grown, so have efforts to increase the number of campers able to participate in these settings. Inclusion of campers with disabilities, though not a new phenomenon, has likewise expanded. As more services are provided to campers with disabilities, more camps are hiring an Inclusion Coordinator to…
Descriptors: Jews, Disabilities, Inclusion, Coordinators
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Novick, Rona M.; Salomon, Laya – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
Compelling reasons exist for moving toward inclusion of diverse learners in Jewish day schools. Graduate programs face the challenge of preparing pre- and in-service teachers as effective educators for inclusive settings. While the development of skills is vital, the inculcation of positive attitudes regarding diverse learners may be equally…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Day Schools, Inclusion
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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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Novak Winer, Laura – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
In recent years the Jewish community has witnessed a growth in the development of Jewish afterschool programs that provide childcare as well as Jewish educational programming to elementary age children. This possible trend may represent a diversification of options for families seeking to provide Jewish education and Jewish experiences for their…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Jews, After School Programs, Child Care Centers
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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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Rector-Aranda, Amy; Raider-Roth, Miriam; Glaser, Noah; Behrman, Matthew – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
This study explores the relationship between character selection and student engagement in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT), an online and classroom-based role-playing simulation of a current events court case with Jewish historical roots. Analyzing students' responses to three questions posed in an out-of-character JCAT discussion forum, we…
Descriptors: Jews, Teaching Methods, Role Playing, Simulation
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Hirsch, Miriam – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
This article is based upon a qualitative research study that examined 95 school stories written by Jewish female teacher candidates in an undergraduate education course. Many candidates wrote inspirational or humorous stories about growth and development or a special teacher. However, over one third of the narratives described painful Jewish day…
Descriptors: Judaism, Day Schools, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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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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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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