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This article presents a socio - historic analysis of research on Jewish educational travel. Jewish educational travel has been pioneering in the field of educational - heritage travel in terms of practice and research. Programs such as group tours to Israel, Jewish summer camps, and pilgrimages to Shoah sites were among the first examples of organized educational heritage travel. They are well - established and have been adopted as models for other types of educational and heritage tourism. In the same vein, since their inception over half a century ago, these programs have been the subject of evaluation and academic study. This article offers a topology of the field, giving a broad perspective on how it has developed over time in terms of methodologies used, populations covered, questions addressed, and scope of surveys.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2016
Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine the religious and ethnic identity of youth attending a Jewish summer camp in Texas. A strong aspect of participants' Jewish identity is formulated in reaction to the surrounding Christian society, with which they negotiate a compromise to live relatively comfortably. The in-formal religious education and temporary community of the camp allow exploration of a proactive Jewish identity.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2016
Teacher Autonomy Within a Flexible National Curriculum: Development of Shoah (Holocaust) Education in Israeli State Schools
This article considers the role of teacher agency and curricular flexibility as pedagogic features of Shoah education in Israeli state schools. The analysis is based on a recent national study which included a quantitative survey (questionnaires), qualitative methods (focus groups, interviews, observations) and a socio-historical review. As teaching of this subject has expanded in both religious and general streams of the Hebrew-language state school system, it has been addressed in diverse ways in terms of method, materials and content.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2015
Multiplicity of Identity Expressed in Jewish Educational Settings: The Case of Summer Camps in the US
The current article explores multiple expressions of Jewish identity as expressed in educational settings affiliated with different denominations. Further, it looks at expressions of identity among youth whose personal religious affiliation corresponds with the setting’s organizational identity and those whose personal identity differs.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
This article examines the Jewish Teachable Moments method through a case study conducted at a Reform movement affiliated camp in Texas. Theoretical and pedagogical implications of the Jewish Teachable Moments method are discussed.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2013
This article analyzes data on the values of adults affiliated with the Jewish community in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania. There was wide agreement among the populations’ value prioritization, but they are not monolithic. Overall, family-related values were more important than materialistic values.
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013
This survey, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education, represents a first mapping of professional online learning networks in the North American Jewish institutional world. The results presented here are drawn from a literature survey and analysis, interviews and on-line questionnaires.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
This article presents an overview of the field of Jewish identity studies. Highlights and milestones in diverse segments of the literature are indicated, including demographics, contents and meanings of identity, Israeli identity and the Israel-Diaspora relationship, the impact of anti-Semitism, comparative studies, typologies of Jewish identity, and a brief review of philosophical, theoretical, and creative writings on Jewish identity.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2010