ERIC Number: EJ1022137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Teaching through Personal Stories: Congregational Rabbis and Teaching Adults
Tauber, Sarah M.
Journal of Jewish Education, v79 n4 p432-452 2013
As educators, synagogue rabbis frequently devote a great deal of time to teaching adults. Yet little empirical research exists about what they do. This study describes and analyzes the teaching of three congregational rabbis who have excellent reputations as teachers of adults. In particular, it focuses on how these rabbis incorporate personal stories into their teaching and examines the ways that sharing such stories is integral to their teaching approaches. Rabbis who use stories in their teaching potentially occupy a crucial place in the Jewish identity development of their adult learners. This study offers rabbinical seminaries recommendations for how to incorporate the results of the research into their curriculum.
Descriptors: Clergy, Religious Education, Adult Basic Education, Teaching Methods, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Electronic Mail, Educational Practices, Personal Narratives, Educational Strategies, Judaism, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
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