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ERIC Number: EJ856539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Making Choices: Teachers' Beliefs and Teachers' Reasons
Holtz, Barry W.
Journal of Jewish Education, v75 n3 p304-309 2009
Edward Greenstein's article reminds us of the important contributions that academic scholars of subject matter can make to the discourse of Jewish education. This response highlights some of Greenstein's argument and explores an area that his article does not examine in depth: the role of teachers' beliefs in the pedagogic decisions that they make. Greenstein's article might suggest that teachers' educational choices are determined by their training and by rational decision making. This response suggests that such a view underestimates the important role that beliefs--of various sorts--play in the teaching that we see in classrooms. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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