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ERIC Number: EJ938400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Engaging Students' Voices in the Jewish Day School: Perspectives of Learning Disabled Students
Ross, Dafna
Journal of Jewish Education, v70 n1-2 p51-59 2004
This paper focuses on the perceptions of four students with learning disabilities regarding their daily experiences within a Jewish day school. The paper grew out of a larger research study that was conducted as part of the requirement of the completion for the degree of Master of Education. It joins current efforts that aim to fill the gaps in research in Jewish education and special education while incorporating students' voices. The quality, depth and significant insights that the students in this study expressed have led the author to become a strong advocate of incorporating students' voices in educational research. The author believes that this topic is worthy of consideration in any educational context, as educators begin to view students as partners in their education. The topic is especially important for the Jewish community for it evolves from, and addresses its own special and unique context by bringing forward, the missing voices of students. It addresses an area that has received minimal attention in research and practice. Here, the author briefly reviews the literature, describes the study design, presents a sample of the students' perspectives and discusses common themes. The author concludes with recommendations for the practice of teaching in Jewish day schools and implications for future research. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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