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Jonathan Woocher offers an extended meditation on the need for a new paradigm for Jewish education to meet the individual and communal needs of the Jewish people in the 21st century. An impressive panel of respondents from the Jewish educational world will offer their reactions and analyses of Woocher's piece in the next issue of JJE.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Jonathan Woocher examines what constitutes success for today's day schools and what should constitute success to for our students as 21st century learners and as 21st century Jews. He indicates that what is needed is a far-reaching reconception of the nature of school, one less aligned with the strictures of American success and more aligned with Jewish culture and values and a larger vision of educational excellence.
Updated: May. 13, 2012
Dr. Gadi Rauner of Tel Aviv University in a Hebrew guest blog post discusses what he sees as a quiet yet revolutionary reform in Israel's education system. As part of the 'New Horizon' policy the Ministry is committed to implementing ongoing teacher assessment by school principals. The National Authority for Measurement and Evaluation in Education in cooperation with The Avney Rosha Institute have developed a teacher evaluation instrument for this purpose. After a pilot run, the instrument will soon be implemented by school principals.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010
The third publication in the 'Making Jewish Education Work' series of JESNA's Publications and Dissemination Project, this report explores lessons learned from the evaluations of community/congregational school change efforts carried out by JESNA's Berman Center for Research and Evaluation in Jewish Education. By offering a synthesis of lessons learned from across the 10 complementary school initiatives, this report aims to be both a product of, and an advocate for, collaborative change efforts.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2008