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Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research

editor Barry Chazan

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TitleStudies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research
EditorBarry Chazan
PublisherVarda Books
Publication Date2009
SubjectTheory and Research in Jewish Education
Pages334


Description 

The focus of this volume is the state of the Jewish educational research,its impact on the practice of teaching; a large segment of the volume is devoted to discussions on the theory of Jewish education as such.

THE CONTRIBUTORS

WALTER I. ACKERMAN, Shane Family Professor of Education, serves as Chairman of the Department of Education and Director of the School for Continuing Education at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva. Professor Ackerman was formerly Dean of Hebrew Teachers College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Judaism in Los Angeles.

RAPHAEL ARZT, is the Director of the Israel Office of the College Consortium for International Studies and the Center for Study in Israel. Previously, Dr. Arzt served as a Director of Camp Ramah, Ramah Program in Israel, was the Dean of High School in Israel and was a faculty member of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

BRIAN BULLIVANT, a teacher in the graduate department of the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, specializes in the application of anthropology of education to studying ethnic minorities in pluralist societies. His books include Educating the Immigrant Child: Concepts and Cases; The Way of Tradition: Life in an Orthodox Jewish Day School; Race, Ethnicity and Curriculum; The Pluralist Dilemma in Education: Six Case Studies.

BARRY CHAZAN, is the Director of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

JONATHAN COHEN, teaches Jewish Thought and General Philosophy at several Jerusalem high schools and is a curriculum writer and supervisor for the Israel Ministry of Education and the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. He is also a doctoral student in Curriculum in Jewish Thought at the Melton Centre.

STEVEN COPELAND, is currently a lecturer at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. Dr. Copeland previously was a Bible teacher in the Solomon Schechter Day School, Newton, Mass., and National Educational Director of Young Judea.

SHLOMO HARAMATI, Associate Professor in the School of Education at the Hebrew University, has taught both in Israel and the United States at all levels of education. Prof. Haramati also served as Education Advisor to the Jewish Agency and the Board of Jewish Education in New York. He has published numerous studies in literacy education, reading and teaching Hebrew as a second language and applied his theories in several textbooks. Also, he was the 1974 recipient of the Jerusalem Award for this theory of teaching Hebrew as a second language.

RONALD KRONISH, is a Research Fellow at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. Dr. Kronish is also the Director of In-Service Training and Evaluation of the Institute for Jewish and Zionist Education of Gesher Educational Affiliates in Jerusalem.

MICHAEL ROSENAK, former Director of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, currently teaches Philosophy of Jewish Education at the Melton Centre.

SOLOMON SCHIMMEL, Professor of Education and Psychology at Hebrew College, Brookline, Mass., specializes in educational psychology, moral and emotional education and development and the psychological, philosophical, curricular and legal dimensions of Jewish Education, past and present. Prof. Schimmel is a former faculty member of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora.

DAVID SCHOEM, is the Director of the Pilot Program, an innovative academic-residential unit, and a lecturer at the University of Michigan. He was the recipient of the Dushkin Prize for the Hebrew University for most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in Jewish Education 1970-1980.

ODED SCHREMER, is a lecturer at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. Dr. Schremmer is also engaged in curriculum writing for both the Ministry of Education and for the Melton Centre.

YEHUDA WURTZEL, is an instructor and researcher at the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, focusing on the role of symbols and communication in Jewish education. Dr Wurtzel also works at Jerusalem Productions, an experimental project to develop new approaches to television programming for Jewish Education both in Israel and the Diaspora.




Contents 

New Page 1

English Section

Barry Chazan - Preface 7

Barry Chazan - Introduction: Research and Jewish Education 9

I. ETHNOGRAPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY 21

Yehuda Wurtzel - Towards an Applied Anthropology of Jewish Education 23

Brian Bullivant - Transmission of Tradition in an Orthodox Day School: an Ethnographic Case Study 39

David Schoem - Seeing is Disbelieving: Researching Curriculum Through Ethnography 73

II. MORAL EDUCATION 89

Solomon Schimmel - Ethical Dimensions of Traditional Jewish Education 91

Jonathan Cohen - On the Moral Significance of Teaching:An Examination of an Aggadic Story (English Summary) 112

III. PHILOSOPHY 115

Michael Rosenak - Jewish Religious Education and Indoctrination 117

Raphael Arzt - Jewish Education: A Perspective on Strategies and Tactics 139

Ronald Kronish - John Dewey's Influence on Jewish Education in America: The Gap Between Theory and Practice 168

IV: CURRICULUM 193

Walter I. Ackerman - Chosenness: Variations on a Theme 195

Shlomo Haramati - Examination of Objectives in the Teaching of Reading in Jewish Education in the Diaspora (English Summary) 210

Steven Copeland - Bibliotherapy in Jewish Educational Perspective (English Summary) 214

Oded Schremer - The Hidden Curriculum of Jewish Education 236

The Contributors 237

Hebrew Section

Shlomo Haramati - Examination of Objectives in the Teaching of Reading in Jewish Education in the Diaspora

Jonathan Cohen - On the Moral Significance of Teaching: An Examination of an Aggadic Story

Oded Schremer - The Hidden Curriculum of Jewish Education




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