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ERIC Number: EJ1035668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
"My Heart Is in the East and I Am in the West": Enduring Questions of Israel Education in North America
Zakai, Sivan
Journal of Jewish Education, v80 n3 p287-318 2014
By examining writing about Israel education since the founding of the State, this paper highlights three questions that have surfaced repeatedly in Jewish educational discourse: What is the purpose of teaching American Jews about Israel? Who is best equipped to teach American Jews about Israel? How can Israel education foster positive identification with Israel without whitewashing over the imperfections of the Jewish State? By exploring how each question has manifested in Jewish education, it examines why--for very different reasons--these questions have endured over time, and considers what it might take to arrive at lasting conclusions about them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; North America