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This article presents original qualitative research applying paired text study, havruta learning, to the secular college classroom. I adapted this method to a first-year seminar in a public university and found that students perceived that havruta improved their abilities to verbalize their understandings through reading text aloud and debating one another, opened their eyes to new perspectives, engaged them in argumentation, and empowered them to take charge of learning.
Updated: Feb. 20, 2019
Genesis Encounters Darwin: A Case Study of Educators' Understandings of Curricular Integration in a Jewish High School
This case study describes and analyzes a Jewish high school program that sought to integrate Judaic and general studies. The research focused on the question of how educators at the “Keshet” School understood curricular integration. Administrators and teachers ascribed a range of meanings to this topic. Administrators articulated a vision of integration as a means of strengthening Jewish identity, whereas teachers were concerned with the practical aspects of linking subjects.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2012