ERIC Number: EJ1063931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
What's in a Name? In Pursuit of "Israel Education"
Journal of Jewish Education, v81 n2 p101-135 2015
Naming a discipline is a key component in both the shaping and unpacking of its development. Still, little attention has been devoted to studying the ways in which this process has influenced Israel Education. Based on a long-term ethnographic study, this article presents Israel Education name choices and discusses the manner in which this naming unfolds and affects the development of this field. I claim that this process symbolizes a development beyond the classroom environment; reflects sociocultural and political changes in Israel-Diaspora relations; and exposes conceptual shifts in Israel pedagogy and transforms the place of Israel in Diaspora Jewish education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Middle Eastern Studies, Ethnography, Classification, Intellectual Disciplines, Definitions, Religious Education, Cultural Context, Naming
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Israel; United States