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This report shares findings from interviews with students and educators conducted between January 2017 and June 2018. The student interviews were conducted with current high school students from three Jewish day schools. Additionally, educators in a wider range of Jewish day schools were interviewed. While the material below focuses primarily on the students’ perspectives, we use the interviews with educators to add more dimension to our portrait of the teaching and learning of rabbinics at the high school level. The interviews with teachers provide texture and context for the student accounts and help enrich our understanding of how Talmud is presented in Jewish day school classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
New research that surveyed nearly 1,400 9-12th graders at Jewish day schools shows that 60% of those students believe that “their remote learning has not had a notable negative impact on their education.” Students also appreciate the efforts made by their schools and, even when they feel their education has been set back “somewhat” or “very much,” they don’t tend to attribute their problems to their schools.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2020
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Updated: Aug. 30, 2020
Starting in 2018, the three of us – a researcher of language and identity (Benor), a researcher of heritage language education (Avineri), and a rabbi-educator (Greninger) – investigated how Hebrew is taught and perceived at American Jewish part-time schools. After interviewing 20 Jewish educational leaders, we conducted a survey of 519 school directors (across diverse denominations, regions, and school sizes). Then we conducted observations at ten schools and surveyed students, parents, teachers, and clergy at eight of those schools.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2020