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ERIC Number: EJ837219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Programs of Inclusion & Acceptance in the Jewish Faith
Christensen, Shelly
Exceptional Parent, v39 n3 p78-80 Mar 2009
The great Jewish sage, Hillel, who lived in the first century BCE wrote: "If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" Parents of children with disabilities and Jewish educators have translated these words of wisdom into practice for they offer important guidelines toward educating children in religious schools. Hillel's three questions encourage educators to examine how to provide meaningful education. In this article, the author shares the experiences and ideas of directors of community special education agencies based on Hillel's three questions and describes how they established special needs education and inclusion programs that are devoted to providing structure and substance to education for children with disabilities. ["Programs of Inclusion & Acceptance in the Jewish Faith" was written with Sara Rubinow Simon, Debbie Gettes, Linda Zimmerman, and Arlene Remz.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States