ERIC Number: EJ834560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Adult Jewish Learning: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?
Schuster, Diane Tickton; Grant, Lisa D.
Journal of Jewish Education, v71 n2 p179-200 May 2005
This article describes the emergence of the field of adult Jewish learning and the need for research in this burgeoning aspect of contemporary Jewish life. The authors describe the context in which the upsurge of adult Jewish learning has occurred, drawing attention to the absence of systematic data collection about programs, funding structures, or long-term impacts. They review existing research about adult Jewish learners, learning experiences, and teachers, and identify three categories (and numerous questions) for future research: (1) the purposes of adult Jewish learning; (2) adult Jewish learning settings, subject matter, and methods of instruction; and (3) underrepresented groups in adult Jewish learning programs.
Descriptors: Jews, Teaching Methods, Judaism, Religious Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Context Effect, Instructional Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A