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Learning Standards in a Non-Standard System: Mapping Student Knowledge and Comprehension in Ultra-Orthodox Talmud Torah Schools
The Jewish ultra-orthodox (Haredi) Talmud Torah schools have been consistently resistant to the process of standardization in content, measurement, and evaluation, in contrast to the Israeli state education system which has progressed steadily in these areas. Talmud Torah schools are private elementary schools for ultra-orthodox boys. Studies are religious and the main subject of study is the Gemara (Talmud). For religious and ideological reasons these schools insist on total independence at all levels and resist assessment or regulation of any kind and as a result have rarely been studied by Israeli or international researchers. The present study examined the contribution of a unique Gemara study program to a sample of 159 sixth grade boys in Talmud Torah schools.
Updated: Dec. 19, 2018
Teachers’ beliefs regarding civil sanctity were studied in the context of their pedagogical activities regarding two Israeli national memorial days ‐ Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day. Interviews were conducted with 30 educators in six secular and six religious junior high schools with diverse populations and 12 memorial ceremonies were observed. Teachers’ beliefs regarding civil sanctity were revealed. These include the relationship between civil and religious sanctity, how sanctity is represented pedagogically, the existence of hierarchies of sanctity in schools and processes of sanctification and desanctification in schools.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2014