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Hameiri, Lior – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
The current field of Israel engagement has been significantly challenged by young North American Jews' reported alienation from contemporary Israel. Literature in the last decade has addressed this challenge in depth, offering a wide variety of theoretical analyses and recommendations for program development. The present study is the first to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Nationalism, Advocacy
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Gouws, Brenda; Wassermann, Johan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Education at Holocaust museums worldwide often falls to volunteer museum educators. The Durban Holocaust Centre in South Africa is no different. We set out to understand who the educators at the Durban Holocaust Centre were, where their historical and pedagogical knowledge came from, and to examine the connection between the two. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Museums, War
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Vaisben, Eran – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Although most Jewish supplementary religious school principals have graduated from various academic training programs, there are no data about how these programs sufficiently prepare educational leaders. This study examined the essential leadership and management skills of effective Jewish religious school leaders, and assessed their preparation…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Principals
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Hassenfeld, Ziva R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Inquiry-oriented pedagogy is a difficult pedagogy to enact in the classroom. By placing students' questions and textual ideas at the center, the teacher opens the door to unanticipated and sometimes off-the-wall comments in text discussion. And yet, research has shown that it is exactly this type of pedagogy that leads to increased engagement and…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Biblical Literature
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Hassenfeld, Jonah – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study examines changes to Jewish day school students' narratives of the history of Israel after a two-and-a-half-week trip there. Seventeen students were interviewed about the history of Israel before and after the trip. Before the trip, most students' accounts lacked logical connections among the different events. The observations on the…
Descriptors: Jews, Heritage Education, Day Schools, History Instruction
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Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This "think-aloud" study examines how a group of American Jewish teenagers read historical documents that addressed what it has meant over time to be American and/or Jewish. It demonstrates that students use a variety of sense-making strategies as they read about the past, many of which fall beyond the boundaries of critical historical…
Descriptors: Jews, Adolescents, History Instruction, Documentation
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Katz, Meredith L.; Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study investigates the Jewish history engagement for middle school students "playing" in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT), an online simulation of a current events court case with historical roots (http://jcat.icsmich.org). Through an online platform across several schools, students research and play historical and current…
Descriptors: Jews, History, Middle School Students, Computer Simulation
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Jacobs, Benjamin M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
New 21st-century circumstances in the Jewish world--including the changing nature of Jewish identification, the retreat from identity and continuity as singular aims of Jewish education, the democratization of Jewish learning opportunities, increased emphasis on informal and experiential Jewish education activities, and demonstrable interest among…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, History Instruction, Student Interests
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Cousens, Beth – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
A leader in Jewish education policy for over 30 years, Jonathan Woocher influenced countless practitioners and policy makers. This article examines Woocher's body of written work by investigating three of his pieces published over a span of 20 years. The article exposes four themes: Jewish education is a project of building infrastructure, Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Educational Policy, Religious Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Reingold, Matt – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, 12th-grade students at a Jewish high school in Canada participated in a research study that assessed how they integrated morally complex narratives in Israel's past into their own relationship with the country. This article presents material based on how students reacted to learning that some Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Grade 12
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Muller, Meir; Gorsetman, Chaya; Alexander, Shelley T. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
This study examined the experiences of teachers in a Jewish early childhood center implementing constructivist theory and pedagogy through a Reggio Emilia-inspired model. Constructivist practices were described through interviews, surveys, classroom documentation, and observations. The data indicated that areas that were initially deemed as…
Descriptors: Judaism, Reggio Emilia Approach, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Kress, Jeffrey S.; Rotstein, Evie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Outcomes in the inter- and intra-personal realms are central to the goals of Jewish education, yet educators often struggle to address them in a meaningful way. In this article, we describe what we learned from facilitating an online community of practice for congregational school leaders and day school educators seeking to enhance their work in…
Descriptors: Day Schools, Judaism, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
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Abramovich, Samuel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
For Jewish education, digital badges can provide an alternative to traditional assessments. However, the emerging research on badges suggests a complex relationship between learning opportunities, the learner, and the design of the badge. An investigation of a digital badge system at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish middle and high school for girls…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, High School Students, Females
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Burstein, Alissa Beth; Kohn, Eli – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
How do educators become successful leaders? This qualitative study set out to learn more about The Lookstein Center ELAI program as well as mentoring and leadership training in general, with the hope of offering insights to other school leadership programs. The mentor-mentee relationship was seen to develop into a collaborative partnership, with…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Qualitative Research, Program Effectiveness, Mentors
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Kress, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
"Mussar," an approach to character growth emerging as a movement in the 18th century, has increasingly been incorporated into contemporary Jewish education. The purpose of mussar--the cultivation of character--is consistent with the goals of Jewish day schools and other settings. This article examines the implementation of a mussar-based…
Descriptors: Values Education, Day Schools, Community Schools, Jews
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