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The Israel Education Ministry has proposed a new program to introduce the fundamentals of philosophy to children in elementary school, starting from the third grade. Under the new curriculum, students will be taught the works of the prominent philosophers, develop critical thinking and learn how to ask meaningful questions and answer them in a serious manner. If incorporated, this new program would signify the first time that elementary school-aged students are offered these subjects. It would be elective, and at first, only schools interested in offering the program would join the initiative.
Updated: Jul. 16, 2015
Gleanings is the eJournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary. This first issue of volume 2 of Gleanings focuses on Godtalk in classrooms, camps and other Jewish educational settings. Please join us in the conversation about this important issue.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2015
With increasing text accessibility and information overload, the 21st century requires educators to radically shift the way they define and understand what texts are and how they and their students use and relate to those texts. We assert that critical thinking with critical literacy prepares students as 21st century glocal citizens by providing an avenue to examine the constant incoming information. Incorporating the lens of critical literacy in education is a transformative process that occurs over time. In this paper, we first define glocalization, then we define critical literacy and examine why it is important now. Finally, we present examples of how teachers can include critical literacy skills in the Jewish day school classroom.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2014