ERIC Number: EJ834555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
What's Wrong with the History of American Jewish Education?
Jacobs, Benjamin M.
Journal of Jewish Education, v71 n1 p33-51 Jan 2005
The history of education is a worthwhile pursuit within the study of history writ-large, for education is a powerful cultural device that has been manipulated for a variety of social, political, and economic purposes. So, why is it the case that little work has been done to date on the history of American Jewish schooling? This article assesses the state of Jewish educational historiography and suggests that research has been constrained by two major factors: (1) Jewish historians have been reluctant to address educational matters, and (2) Jewish educators have been concerned foremost with the present and future, and not the past. (Contains 20 notes.)
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