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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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Cohen, Sharon Kangisser – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Over the past three decades, travel to Poland for youth and young adults has become increasingly popular, to the extent that it is even seen as a "rite of passage" for members of many Jewish communities. For these groups, the accompanying guides or educators are central to their educational experience. Based on a series of interviews…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Jews, Travel, Educational Experience
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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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Ezrachi, Elan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Travel to Israel has been a central feature of Jewish and Zionist education yet it is time for this educational travel to be examined in the context of current cultural trends of travel and transnational experiences. The Jewish educational community has not yet internalized the impact of global trends on the field of travel to Israel from a…
Descriptors: Travel, Judaism, Cultural Context, Jews
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Attias, Shlomit – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Naming a discipline is a key component in both the shaping and unpacking of its development. Still, little attention has been devoted to studying the ways in which this process has influenced Israel Education. Based on a long-term ethnographic study, this article presents Israel Education name choices and discusses the manner in which this naming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Middle Eastern Studies, Ethnography
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Aharonov, Yosef – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
Since the establishment of the State of Israel, the Shaliach has embodied at least one aspect of the tangible expression of the symbiotic relationship between Israel and its Diasporas. This article discusses the educational Shaliach sent from Israel to the Jewish Diaspora in Australia, and is based on a research study carried out between 2006 and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Jews, Religious Education, Judaism
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Katz, Meredith – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
In this article I investigate how one group of teachers deliberated about Israel education with the intention to "modify the myth" as they engaged in curriculum reform. I begin from the idea that curriculum development should be an in-house endeavor that encourages faculty to embrace their roles as curricular decision-makers.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Decision Making
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Alexander, Hanan A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
A new approach to Israel education has emerged to counteract what has been a tendency to romanticize Israel by avoiding criticism; it presumes that Israel engagement has much to offer a meaningful Jewish identity, but only when encountered critically, taking into account Israel's many complexities. However, prevailing scholarly trends may not…
Descriptors: Judaism, Foreign Countries, Jews, Self Concept
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Backenroth, Ofra; Sinclair, Alex – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
In this article we analyze moviemaking as a unique pedagogy that is used in a preservice semester in Israel program for the preparation of Israel educators: Students create their own short films about an aspect of Israeli society and/or their relationship with it. We analyze the students' movies, together with students' reflective papers about the…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Grant, Lisa D. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
This research explores the impact of a year studying in Israel on Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) rabbinical students' emotional connection toward and knowledge about the State of Israel and the Jewish People. We want to better understand the students' beliefs, ideas, and behaviors that emerge from their experience…
Descriptors: Jews, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Judaism
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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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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2015
What is Israel in the minds and hearts of young American Jewish children? Through interviews and photo and music elicitation exercises, this research uncovers how day school kindergarten students conceive of Israel. This study, part of an ongoing longitudinal project, shows how 5- and 6-year-old children are able to form a multilayered conception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Jews, Misconceptions
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