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ERIC Number: EJ834570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Some Moral and Social Dimensions of Vision-Driven Practice
Pekarsky, Daniel
Journal of Jewish Education, v71 n2 p243-244 May 2005
In this article, the author talks about Jon Levisohn's discussion of "Visions of Jewish Education," which includes at least four valuable contributions. First, Levisohn offers an illuminating account of what a reader of the important book will find. Second, Levisohn draws attention to the ways in which the book will significantly enrich discourse and practice in Jewish education. Third, Levisohn wisely reminds people that, important as the book is, it can only take them so far. Without the willingness of those concerned with Jewish education to take full advantage of what the book makes possible and to address other concerns on which the field's progress depends, the potential contribution of "Visions of Jewish Education" will not be realized. Fourth, though very sympathetic to the book's agenda and impressed by its quality, Levisohn raises questions and concerns that will advance the thinking about vision and about theory and practice in Jewish education. Here, the author discusses three points that were of particular interest to him in Levisohn's article. The first concerns the general concept of vision. The second concerns the "social" dimensions of educational visions. The third concerns the criticism, investigated by Levisohn, that there is something elitist about vision-guided approaches to educational practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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