ERIC Number: EJ1022133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Children of the Book: Parents, Bedtime, and Jewish Identity
Alexander, Shelley T.
Journal of Jewish Education, v79 n3 p174-198 2013
This article offers a conceptual framework for assessing PJ Library programming grounded in the relevant scholarly literature and illustrated by way of conversations with PJ Library parents. It is built around three themes concerning how parents view their role as facilitators in their child's religious and cultural identity formation through the reading of bedtime stories: (a) how the reading of stories nurtures affective development, (b) can be a crucial tool in mediating the development of cultural and religious identity, and (c) affects the bidirectionality of the parent/child relationship in identity formation.
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Self Concept, Cultural Background, Religion, Story Reading, Affective Behavior, Child Development, Religious Education, Program Descriptions, Childrens Literature
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts