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ERIC Number: EJ770631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Perceptions of the Purposes of Education among Religious Teacher Education Students in Israel
Rich, Yisrael; Iluz, Shira
Religious Education, v98 n2 p180-196 2003
This research examines the purposes of education perceived by teacher education students preparing for a career in Israeli public religious schools. Participants were 164 men and 364 women in their first or final year of teacher education. They responded to questionnaires that explored educational purposes in four ways. Twenty-four students also were interviewed. Major results indicate that: 1) universal and religious purposes of education are considered highly important; 2) men attribute greater importance than women to religious--Torah purposes; 3) academic-intellectual growth is not considered an important educational purpose. Implications of these and other findings are considered for educational policy and practice in public religious schools. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel