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ERIC Number: EJ828107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
The Greening of "Informal Jewish Education" Talk
Chazan, Barry
Journal of Jewish Education, v73 n2 p115-118 May 2007
The concept "informal education" is receiving new attention in Jewish education. That is a welcome development since this is an important idea in Jewish life. However, these developments are accompanied by a plethora of loose and sloppy use of terms, concepts, and ideas. Joseph Reimer's article, "Beyond More Jews Doing Jewish: Clarifying the Goals of Informal Jewish Education," is a contribution to the effort to enrich the level of the discourse of this concept in academic and popular circles. In that piece, Reimer challenged readers to rethink the interplay of socialization and education in informal Jewish education. This article expands the pioneering efforts to clarify the concept "informal Jewish education" by adding and/or emphasizing four important points. First, it emphasizes that "Informal Jewish Education" is "Jewish Education." Second, it underscores that "Informal Jewish Education" is "intentional". Third, Reimer affirms that Informal Jewish education is not "Jewish-education-lite." Fourth, the article introduces the concept of socialization and proposes to distinguish between "Informal Jewish Education" and "Socialization".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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