ERIC Number: ED132692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Long Range Effectiveness of Different Types of Jewish Education.
Himmelfarb, Harold S.
This study assesses the effectiveness of different types of Jewish schools in producing adult religious involvement, using a sample of 1,009 individuals from the Chicago area and an analysis of covariance design. Based on his analysis, the author concludes that the type of supplementary Jewish education received by over 80 percent of those Jews who have received any form of Jewish education has not had any lasting impact on their adult religious involvement. Statistical analysis showed that the relationship between Jewish schooling and adult religious involvement is not wholly linear. Schooling exhibits threshold, plateau, and ceiling effects; it begins to have an impact at 2,000 hours, reaches a plateau between 3,000 and 4,000 hours, and obtains a maximum effect at 10,000 hours when reinforced by other agents of religious socialization. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (70th, San Francisco, California, August 24-29, 1975); Tables 1 and 2 may not reproduce clearly