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'A Judaism That Does Not Hide': Teaching the Documentary Hypothesis in a Pluralistic Jewish High School
This article analyzes the experiences of students at a pluralistic Jewish high school learning the documentary hypothesis in biblical scholarship as an approach to reading the biblical text. The author examines selected student writings, locating her analysis of student experience in the context of her particular institution. She classifies student experience by type, and argues that for all students, learning the documentary hypothesis is ultimately not only defensible but beneficial to their theological and intellectual growth. The author responds to a number of possible concerns about the risks of this curricular choice.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008
From August 10-14th, 2008, 1300 Jewish educators will convene at the campus of the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT for the 33rd Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education (CAJE33). The conference participants will learn from each other and from experts in the field about new and alternative approaches to Jewish education.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2008
Professional Culture and Professional Development in Jewish Schools: Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences
In this article, the authors report a study of professional culture and professional development in Jewish schools based on surveys of teachers and other staff and interviews with principals. The study suggests the need for a sustained effort to make Jewish schools better places for teacher learning and growth. To accomplish this, schools need to adopt structures and practices that permit teachers to interact with one another around teaching and learning.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2008