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ERIC Number: EJ1029769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Teaching "Teacha!" An Exploration of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Jewish Education
Hirsch, Miriam
Journal of Jewish Education, v80 n2 p82-98 2014
This case study examines the contours of culturally relevant pedagogy in an undergraduate preservice teacher education program for Jewish women. The case describes how the assigned reading of Albarelli's (2000) narrative of teaching in a Hasidic Jewish school, "Teacha! Stories from a Yeshiva", disrupts the classroom community, diminishes student engagement with the course, and undermines student confidence in the instructor. This research explores what happens when "respect for" challenges "reflection about." The study finds that differential cultural understandings surrounding the concept of "respect" mediate the discourse. The author raises questions about the ethics of social justice in religious teacher education, probes the poverty of educational reform in a landscape of nondiscussables, and offers strategies for navigating this tender terrain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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