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This article takes as its starting point the conviction that high quality Jewish education depends heavily on high quality teaching. Grounded in this idea and in a multileveled exploration—one indebted to recent Jewish thought—of the nature of excellence in teaching and its defining characteristics, the article proceeds to try to understand policy implications that might flow from possible and actual conclusions concerning these characteristics. Along the way, the policy implications that would flow from an inability to identify a core of characteristics shared by excellent teachers are also explored. The article concludes by highlighting the indispensable role of communities in fostering excellence in teaching in Jewish education: In explaining this role, it seeks to identify some of the key qualities of communities that succeed in this challenge.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009
The author explores the meaning of informal Jewish education and examines its significance for contemporary Jewish life. He argues that informal Jewish education is not confined to a place or a methodology but rather is a well-defined philosophy of how people should be educated, what the goals of Jewish education are, and what its contents should be. He urges a recognition of the seminal contribution informal Jewish education can make.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2009
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Aspects of Jewish Educational Philosophy: Explorations in his Philosophical Writings
This article examines the educational philosophy that arises from several focal writings of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchek. These specific writings, however, do not deal directly with education, and the article illustrates the way that educational doctrine can be shown to arise from philosophical writings as such.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2009
The Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE) of The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) will be holding its annual conference at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, in New York on June 7-9, 2009. The conference will present research in Jewish education, broadly understood to encompass quantitative and qualitative research, ethnography, case studies, narrative inquiry, philosophical, conceptual, theoretical, and historical research on topics of relevance to Jewish education
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008
Individualism, Nationalism, and Universalism: The Educational Ideals of Mordecai M. Kaplan's Philosophy of Jewish Education
Ari Ackerman's article discusses how Mordecai M. Kaplan's philosophy of Jewish education addresses the individual, the Jewish nation and the world, showing how these three realms stand in symbiotic relationship in Kaplan's thought. It thus expands upon the literature about Kaplan's thought, much of which is cited in the footnotes to the article.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008
The Network for Research in Jewish Education (NRJE) of The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) will be holding its annual members conference on June 1-3, 2008 at Siegal College in Cleveland, OH. The Conference will feature an array of research presentations and interactive spotlight sessions on Jewish education, past, present, and future.
Updated: May. 04, 2008
This article attempts to define the goals of informal Jewish education in two dimensions: socialization and educational. A camp music program is offered as an example of how these two goals can operate together, but lead in distinct directions.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008
This article explores the possible contribution to Jewish education, both in its research and its practice, to be found in the resources of Judaica scholarship.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2008