ERIC Number: EJ1027750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Intergenerational Challenges in Australian Jewish School Education
Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D.
Religious Education, v109 n2 p143-161 2014
The aim of this research is to investigate the intergenerational changes that have occurred in Australian Jewish day schools and the challenges these pose for religious and Jewish education. Using a grounded theory approach according to the constant comparative method (Strauss 1987), data from three sources (interviews , observations , and documents) were analyzed, thus enabling triangulation. Findings show that there is an incongruity between what the adult community defines as the central components of Jewish and religious identity, which are more particularistic, and the perspectives of Jewish youth, which are more universalistic.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Barriers, Jews, Religious Education, Social Change, Grounded Theory, Interviews, Observation, Position Papers, Ethnography, Focus Groups, Questionnaires, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Stakeholders, Day Schools, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Philosophy, Social History, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia