ERIC Number: EJ830041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
What Is Taught in Talmud Class: Is It Class or Is It Talmud?
Segal, Aliza; Bekerman, Zvi
Journal of Jewish Education, v75 n1 p19-46 Jan 2009
This article presents an empirical study of a seventh-grade Talmud class in a religious boys' school in Israel. This case study touches upon and attempts to elucidate aspects of several broader areas. It is fundamentally an example of the transmission of culture, values, and culturally valued text in a schooling context, which exists within a larger societal framework. Using ethnographic methods, and informed by discourse analysis in general and classroom discourse in particular, the study reflects upon the relationship between schooling and its surrounding society and the constraints put into place by the very structures of the institution of school on the study of Talmud.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Judaism, Case Studies, Grade 7, Religious Education, Classroom Communication, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, Role of Education, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Values, Teaching Methods, Single Sex Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel