How Do Teachers Think about Pluralism in a Jewish Community School

Aug. 02, 2009

Source: Journal of Beliefs & Values, Volume 30, Issue 2 , pages 159 - 171


Pluralism is a notion that regularly appears in education literature regarding social injustice or teaching for democracy. Over the last decade, a new type of Jewish Day School has emerged, the Jewish Community School. These Jewish Community Schools distinguish themselves by adopting pluralism as one of their core values. What is unclear is how teachers within such a school think about the notion of pluralism. This case study describes and analyses the way that members of a Jewish Studies faculty in one Jewish Community High School thinks about pluralism and the pedagogical implications of this thinking.

Updated: Dec. 28, 2009