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ERIC Number: EJ828102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Looking at Our Shoes
Kaye, Jerry
Journal of Jewish Education, v73 n2 p127-128 May 2007
This article presents the author's response to Joseph Reimer's essay titled, "Beyond More Jews Doing Jewish: Clarifying the Goals of Informal Jewish Education." In his essay, Reimer has presented an approach to understanding informal Jewish education. He drives home the point that many formal educational theorists have posed regarding the validity of practice and philosophy of process. His analysis of socialization and education processing Reisman and Chazan's characteristics makes it clear that he recognizes a need for a kind of taxonomy of Jewish education. The author argues that Reimer's definition of Jewish socialization is certainly bold. Successful socialization requires yet another element--demand and expectation. As much as educators teach, socialize, transmit, evoke, and acquire there must be a sense of "require." This can be subtle, supportive, or confrontational, but without it attitudes have little place to translate into behavior. There must be a way to reinforce the values and a call for personal action, whether leadership or simply personal process. This is the role of the counselor or rabbi when successful. Here, the author calls on practitioners in the Jewish educational enterprise, formal and informal, that the time has come to make a move toward education and socialization in doing Jewish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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