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Renee Rubin Ross, Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, writes on their blog about the filling of 14 new experiential education positions funded by the foundation in three organizations: BBYO, Hillel and the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Jack Wertheimer, Ed., Learning and Community: Jewish Supplementary Schools in the Twenty-First Century: Book Review
What can we learn from 10 of the nation's best Jewish supplementary schools? Learning and Community explores this question. Five research teams, each comprised of a researcher and an advanced practitioner, used the qualitative approach of portraiture to present detailed pictures of 10 supplementary schools from around the country. The book is organized by type of school: three of the schools in the study are small schools, including an afterschool program not connected to a congregation; five are larger suburban congregational schools; and two are community high schools.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012
In this paper, Renee Rubin Ross focuses on stakeholder patterns of participation. She suggests that, given that all schools solicit parent participation, an important question to explore is whether and how this varies by school. She draws on observation and interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators at a Jewish day school and Catholic school to identify forms and patterns of participation. She found that communicating and volunteering were similar at each, but parents at the Jewish school were involved in decision making and governance whereas parents at the Catholic school were not. This variation may be explained by the history and culture of each as well as trade-offs that parents make in choosing a particular school.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012
Redesigning Jewish Education for the 21st Century, the initial Working Paper of the Lippman Kanfer Institute, lays out the case for change in how we do and deliver Jewish education in order to keep it relevant and effective in the 21st century. The Paper describes three core 'design principles' for the Jewish education we need: that it be learner-centered, relationship-infused, and life-focused. The Working Paper imagines what an educational system based on these principles might look like and discusses a variety of strategies for making the changes needed.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
A Review of 'Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice' Edited by Jack Wertheimer (Brandeis University Press, 2007)
Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice, funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation, contains studies by seven contributors who aim to examine the broader environment in which Jewish schools and educational programs function including how parents make choices about Jewish education and talk about these decisions, as well as how families are impacted by different types of Jewish education.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008