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ERIC Number: EJ834573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Franz Rosenzweig and the Elementary School Teacher: A Midrashic Re-Viewing of an Experiment in Adult Education
Pomson, Alex
Journal of Jewish Education, v71 n3 p261-277 Sep 2005
This article proposes to read events of the educational past not as history but as midrash. It juxtaposes an historical account of a watershed experiment in adult education (Franz Rosenzweig's Freie Judisches Lehrhaus) with an ethnographic account of a presently practicing elementary school teacher. These accounts are generically different and historically distant from one other, but, through association and conversation, there emerges from them some challenging suggestions about how knowledge is born of speech, how learning includes teaching, and how teaching is predicated on desire. Viewing the Lehrhaus project from a "midrashic" stance, invites an enlarged reading of it as an educational experiment and poses questions about the interpretative potential in the intersections between narrative research genres.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A