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ERIC Number: EJ844442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
A Curriculum for Character Education: Joseph Schwab and the Ramah Camps
Cohen, Burton; Pereira, Peter; Roby, Thomas; Block, Alan
American Educational History Journal, v32 n2 p192-201 2005
Joseph Schwab (1909-1988) is known for his scathing critique of curriculum theory and its over reliance on quantitative models derived from social science theories. From the late 1950's through the middle 1960's, Schwab was instrumental to efforts to create a new and more educationally sound curriculum for weekday religious schools in synagogues affiliated with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and to engage a select group of faculty in discussions of how their particular disciplines ought to be reflected in Jewish education. The major program that engaged the Melton Center in its early years was the creation of a curriculum for Bible study in religious schools of synagogues. Schwab used eclectic arts to formulate and solve problems in developing a curriculum for character education. He also taught staff the need for discussions to formulate and resolve the problems they would encounter as they implemented the curriculum. For Schwab, curriculum was a broad enterprise, not limited to a classroom. The author provides starting points for further investigation and discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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