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Demystifying a Black Box: A Grounded Theory of How Travel Experiences Impact the Jewish Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults
The positive impact on the Jewish Identity Development of Jewish Emerging Adults of both the 10 day trips to Israel popularly known as Birthright trips and the service learning trips commonly known as Alternative Spring Breaks has been well-documented. However, the mechanics of how this positive impact occurs has not been well-understood. This grounded theory study interviewed participants from both trips and found that there is an observable and ongoing cognitive processing of their trip experience by the participants that organically influences identity development. This process can be modeled and utilized to develop more effective staff training and program content for Jewish experiential education travel programs.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2015
In a recent blog post on the HUC-JIR Continuing Alumni Education Blog, Scott Aaron bemoans how little systematic research information exists about the Jewish identity of Jewish students in relation to Jewish education. He raises some thoughts as to how the situation might be improved.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2010