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ERIC Number: EJ884142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Student and Teacher Responses to Prayer at a Modern Orthodox Jewish High School
Lehmann, Devra
Religious Education, v105 n3 p299-316 May 2010
This article presents the attitudes of students and teachers to prayer at an American Modern Orthodox Jewish high school. Relevant data, based on observation and interviews, emerged from a larger study of the school's Jewish and secular worlds. A significant gap in responses became apparent. Students viewed prayer as a challenge to their autonomy, while teachers viewed prayer as an indisputable religious obligation. Developmental and demographic explanations for this gap are considered, but particular emphasis is placed on a generational shift in attitude toward religious authority and self-determination and on the ramifications of this shift for religious educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A