Bar-Ilan University Launches Jewish Education Journal

March 12, 2010

Source: YNET News


A new online, international scientific journal, launched by Bar-Ilan University's School of Education and Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, is offering Jewish educators and their students around the world free access to global research in Jewish education.


The International Journal of Jewish Education Research (IJJER) will carry articles in five languages – Hebrew, English, Spanish, French and Russian – an attribute which distinguishes the Journal as the only one of its kind in the world.


The first issue of IJJER, launched this week, consists of articles on Jewish identity, Jewish education in late 19th to early 20th century Florence, Italy, supplementary Jewish schools in the United Kingdom, and a study of an Israel program for students of a North American
MA program in Jewish education. All of the articles in the inaugural issue are written in English.


In a prefatory welcome to the journal, Dr. Erik Cohen, of Bar-Ilan University's School of Education, one of its co-editors wrote:


"This is a multi-disciplinary journal, ranging from early childhood to adult education, which seeks to examine Jewish education from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including Jewish studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, didactics and pedagogy, management, philosophy, history, linguistics, demographics and more….
One of our primary aims is to provide a shared forum for academic discussion of Jewish education research that will ultimately enhance the practice of Jewish education."

Updated: Mar. 21, 2010