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Avni, Sharon – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This paper explores the interactions surrounding Bible teaching as a means of understanding how Jewish youth are discursively implicated within ideologies of community. Drawing on theoretical frameworks from linguistic anthropology and interactional sociolinguistics, I present a micro-analysis of a classroom lesson on the book of Leviticus to…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Jews, Anthropological Linguistics, Sociolinguistics
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Tauber, Sarah M. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Almost no literature in the academic field of Jewish education exists that studies congregational rabbis as teachers of adults. This article seeks to contribute to filling the gap in the extant literature base. Using portraiture, the study describes and analyzes the aims of rabbinic teaching of adults in a synagogue setting. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Jews, Teacher Characteristics, Clergy
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Gottlieb, Owen – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Israeli film and television have risen to international prominence, presenting compelling and complicating perspectives. Simultaneously, Web 2.0 technologies have accelerated the spread and immediacy of digital media. Following the work of Holtz (2003) and Levisohn (2010) in developing orientations for teaching Bible and Rabbinic Literature, this…
Descriptors: Television, Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Montessori Method
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Achituv, Sigal – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This study deals with the way in which kindergarten teachers in state religious kindergartens in Israel tell the Torah stories to children. It examines the influence of the teachers' identity, being part of the religious Zionist society, on the way in which she tells the stories. These kindergarten teachers function at a crossroads of identities.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Fisch, Shalom M.; Lemish, Dafna; Spezia, Elizabeth; Siegel, Deborah; Fisch, Susan R. D.; Aladé, Fashina; Kasdan, Daniel – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
A family survey, ethnographic study, and quasi-experimental study investigated "Shalom Sesame's" potential to enhance understanding of Jewish culture and identity among preschool families. Preschoolers demonstrated significant learning, recognizing that people who looked different could be Jewish, and in knowledge about Hebrew words,…
Descriptors: Jews, Religious Education, Cultural Education, Surveys
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Muller, Meir – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
Having an educational theory as a school's foundation is a key component in successful educational endeavors. However, many Jewish early childhood programs do not commonly use educational theory to support methods of instruction. In this study 14 children from a constructivist-based Jewish kindergarten class are interviewed to determine how they…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Theories, Teaching Methods
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Brody, David L.; Gorsetman, Chaya R. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
The effectiveness of outside experts in professional development in Jewish schools has been questioned in light of scholarly critique of this approach. This case study examines the sociocultural context of one such long-term project aimed at school improvement through early childhood (EC) curriculum development. The research identifies cultural…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Faculty Development, Day Schools
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Alexander, Shelley T. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
This article offers a conceptual framework for assessing PJ Library programming grounded in the relevant scholarly literature and illustrated by way of conversations with PJ Library parents. It is built around three themes concerning how parents view their role as facilitators in their child's religious and cultural identity formation through the…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Tal, Clodie – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
In this study we investigated the perceptions and interpretations of 14 various stakeholders in the field of teacher preparation and early childhood education regarding what and how Jewish education should be learned and taught, in general, and to preschool children in contemporary Israel, in particular. The present study, carried out in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Stakeholders, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Reimer, Joseph – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
What is the place of teaching about other world religions in a Jewish educational curriculum for adolescents? This article explores a course in world religions that has been taught at the Genesis Program at Brandeis University since 2001. Based on a participant observational study during 2002 and 2012, the author traces how the teachers construct…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion Studies, Religious Cultural Groups, World Views
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Chertok, Fern; Mittelberg, David; Laron, Dinah; Koren, Annette – Journal of Jewish Education, 2013
School-to-school collaboration has emerged as a key paradigm for fostering personal and institutional connections between Israeli and Diaspora youth, educators, and schools. Using the findings of a multi-year case study of a high school level twinning initiative, this article describes the challenges to this form of transnational collaboration and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, Intervention
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Levisohn, Jon A. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
We are sometimes told that practitioners have a hard time with theory. But those who are committed to nurturing a certain kind of intellectual capacity among Jewish educational practitioners--the capacity to identify and critically engage with vision in Jewish education, a capacity that we can call a "philosophical disposition"--must accept the…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods
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Shargel, Rebecca – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This case study describes and analyzes a Jewish high school program that sought to integrate Judaic and general studies. The research focused on the question of how educators at the "Keshet" School understood curricular integration. Administrators and teachers ascribed a range of meanings to this topic. Administrators articulated a vision of…
Descriptors: School Activities, Jews, Educational Technology, Case Studies
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Ross, Renee Rubin – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
Given that all schools solicit parent participation, an important question is whether and how this varies by school. I draw on observation and interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators at a Jewish day school and Catholic school to identify forms and patterns of participation. I found that communicating and volunteering were similar at…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Jews, Catholics, Day Schools
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Kent, Orit; Cook, Allison – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
This article presents a pedagogical framework for interpreting and discussing texts with others, ""havruta" inspired pedagogy." The framework is comprised of three overlapping domains: structures, stance and practices. We illustrate each domain through teachers' words and classroom practices, depicting how teachers in one context work within these…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Jews, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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