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Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora ffairs has invited Herzog College to head up a Global Resource Center to support Jewish schools around the world, with a budget of NIS 38 million ($12 million) for the first two years. Herzog College will be managing and expanding the UnitED Diaspora initiative, which started four years ago and, together with its partners, has already had a substantial impact on 70 schools across Europe and Latin America.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2021
There have been several recent articles about the potential held by Social and Emotional Learning methodologies and power these have when combined with an overlay of positive values. While values education has become prominent in Jewish education, SEL is still somewhat novel and deserves more attention.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2019
The Center for Israel Education (CIE) has trained thousands of educators with effective strategies for teaching Israeli history, politics, economics, and culture. Now, through a generous grant, CIE is able to extend our impact to meet schools where they are and guide them to achieve new successes in the teaching and learning of Israel. Over the next three years, CIE will mentor the faculty of eight schools to enhance their teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogic approaches leading them to create new impactful Israel curricula for all ages. We will be visiting schools in the U.S and Canada to deliver customized professional development and resources for teachers of Judaics, Hebrew, social studies, science, art, and more.
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018
The concentration of this study was the documentation and analysis of ways in which competing conceptions of citizenship play out in actual classroom settings. Examining three cases in the context of the Israeli education system, its findings show that civics teachers’ views and beliefs influenced ways in which they interpreted the curriculum standards and reacted to schools' policies and atmosphere, even in cases where these views contradicted. Nevertheless, when confronted with competing conceptions of citizenship as presented by their students, the teachers were less willing to open true democratic conversations, resulting in lessons that did not necessarily create a true democratic atmosphere.
Updated: Jul. 06, 2016
While virtually all Jewish educators agree on the importance of teaching the Holocaust, opinions vary about when and how it is best to teach Jewish students about this horrific event in Jewish and human history. This project explores these choices and offers recommendations for teaching about the Holocaust in a way that is responsive to the particular needs of students and teachers at Jewish day schools.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2013
This study examines Jewish values, explores how and in what settings these values are taught, surveys the current curricula used in a select group of religious schools, and determines whether the curricula reflect current theological ideas regarding Jewish values. Four Reform religious schools in the Los Angeles area were selected for this study, and current personnel were interviewed. The information gathered in this review and study is intended to provide the basis for a developmentally and socially appropriate curriculum guide for teaching Jewish values in a religious school setting.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2013
The Israel Education Ministry is in advanced negotiations with ultra-Orthodox institutions over a compromise that would have the latter introduce core subjects into their classrooms. Should the agreement be finalized, the Haredim will teach part of the core curriculum in exchange for having the state fund 75 percent of their education budget.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2013
This month's EdJewTopia brings you articles by three educators on Hebrew language education in today's complementary settings. Nachama Moskowitz presents Hebrew Through Movement, one piece of her system that turns the way we have traditionally taught Hebrew language on its head; Elliot Vasirub Glassenberg issues a clarion call for non-Israeli Jewish educators to step up their own Hebrew skills if we'd like to see the same from our students; and Michelle Konigsburg shares what can happen if your students are already learning Hebrew outside of complementary school!
Updated: Mar. 10, 2013
Hidden Sparks recently unveiled the first part of a new Judaic studies curriculum at its sixth annual retreat, attended by 40 educators from 30 day schools in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore. The group, which addresses the needs of diverse learners, works to help Jewish educators discover, understand and support all the students in their classrooms, including those with learning difficulties.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2013
In the summer of 2012, the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland asked one of its Hillel interns to organize its old response curricula, which had been developed over the years so that Jewish educators had access to the information on an as-needed basis. This website is the result of that work.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013