Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory...

The focus of this volume is the state of the Jewish educational research and its impact on practice.

RESEARCH AND JEWISH EDUCATION 1. INTRODUCTION This volume is more than a collection of essays on Jewish education; it is an attempt to contribute to the creation of a new sphere of discourse. If seen as the former, it might be treated respectfully, but indifferently, as yet another interesting but not particularly crucial academic exercise. If seen as the latter, it may help to enable us to focus on present and future Jewish education in more fruitful ways. The issue which such a volume raises is, of course, the nature of research in Jewish education and its relationship to practice. In this introductory essay, I should like to focus on two aspects of the larger issues: 1) the state of Jewish educational research, 2) the meta- issue related to the construction of a practice which will be informed by theory. 2. THE STATE OF RESEARCH The issue of research on Jewish  education has received growing attention in recent years, 1  and certain patterns have 1. See the following: Barry Chazan, Jewish Schooling and Jewish Identification re: Melbourne, ( Jerusalem: Institute of Contemporary Jewry. 1980), Ch. 2: Harold Himmelfarb,  Research on American Jewish Identity and Identification: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects, a paper presented at the Planning Conference for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University, Oct. 21- 24, 1979. David Reznick.  Toward an Agenda for Research in Jewish Education, Planning Conference for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University, Oct. 21- 24, 1979. Ronald Wolfson and Stuart Kelman,  Research in Jewish Religious Education. Religious Education, LXXV, 6, ( Nov. - Dec. 1980), pp. 692- 697. 9 Chapter Home  | TOC t

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Front Matter Front Flap Half Title Page Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents Preface RESEARCH AND JEWISH EDUCATION 1. INTRODUCTION2. THE STATE OF RESEARCH3. A ????-THEORY OF JEWISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4. THIS VOLUMEAPPENDIX: A CATEGORIZATION OF JEWISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH 1. Descriptive Data-Gathering2. Ethnographic and Case Studies3. Correlational — Causational Studies4. Historical Analysis5. Curriculum Analysis6. Philosophical Analysis and System-Building7. Inspirational — ProgrammaticContents I. ETHNOGRAPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY TOWARDS AN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY OF JEWISHEDUCATION - Yehudah WurtzelAnthropology and Research in Jewish EducationTwo Paradigms of Jewish EducationThe First Educational Paradigm: Absorbing a Symbol SystemDealing with Difficult SymbolsThe Second Educational Paradigm: A Child's Strategy for Dealing with Unwanted SymbolsAn Applied Anthropology of Jewish EducationTRANSMISSION OF TRADITION IN AN ORTHODOXDAY SCHOOL: An Ethnographic Case Study - Brian M. BullivantAims and Origins of the StudyCulture — The Program of InformationThe Role of Values and Traditions in CultureLegitimating the Institutions of the GroupConceptual Models for the Analysis of Encultrationa) Society-focusedb) Child-focusedThe Transmission of Culture by Lubavitcher SchoolThe Transmutation of Culture in Lubavitcher SchoolDualism and Enculturation DissonanceCoping with Dualism — Boys' Constructions of their Life Worlds SEEING IS DISBELIEVING: Researching Curriculum Through Ethnography - David SchoemCurriculum and Research — The Need for ChangeThe Potential of Ethnographic ResearchUsing Qualitative MethodsResearching Curriculum Through Ethnography : Some InsightsConclusionII. MORAL EDUCATION ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF TRADITIONAL JEWISHEDUCATION - Solomon SchimmelON THE MORAL SIGNIFICANCE OF TEACHING: An Examination of an Aggadic Story - Jonathan CohenIII. PHILOSOPHY JEWISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND INDOCTRINATION - Michael RosenakCriteria of IndoctrinationChoices Confronting the Religious EducatorPhilosophical, Cultural and Existential Dimensions of Education Religion and EducationDistinguishing between Education and IndoctrinationReligious Education and IndoctrinationJEWISH EDUCATION: A Perspective on Strategies and Tactics - Raphael ArztI. INTRODUCTIONII. THE STUDENT POPULATION — A PROFILEIII. STRATEGIES AND TACTICS — A PARTIAL INVENTORY AND CRITIQUE A. The Strategy of YiddishkeitB. Hebrew as a StrategyC. The Teaching of Text as a StrategyD. The Halachah as a StrategyE. Israel as a StrategyF. The Strategy of Political OrganizationIV. BACK TO JEWISH CONSCIOUSNESSV. WHITHER TO NOW? - HISTORY AS A SYNTOPTIC DISCIPLINEVI. THE UNIVERSAL AND THE PARTICULARVII. A SECOND LOOK AT EARLIER STRATEGIES(1) The Role of Israel in a Strategy of Jewish Education(2) The Role of Yiddishkeit in a Strategy of Jewish Education(3) The Role of Hebrew in a Strategy of Jewish Education(4) The Role of Halachah in a Strategy of Jewish Education(5) The Role of the Political in a Strategy of Jewish Education(6) The Role of Text in a Strategy of Jewish EducationVIII. CONCLUSIONJOHN DEWEY'S INFLUENCE ON JEWISH EDUCATION IN AMERICA: The Gap Between Theory and Practice - Ronald KronishDifficulty in Measuring Influence in PracticeDewey, Child-Centeredness and Jewish Education School and Society in Jewish Educational PracticeThe Lack of Influence in SchoolsThe Problem of AuthenticityThe Need for PhilosophyIV. CURRICULUM CHOSENNESS: Variations on a Theme - Walter I. AckermanEXAMINATION OF OBJECTIVES IN THE TEACHING OF READING IN JEWISH EDUCATION IN THE DIASPORA - Shlomo HaramatiBIBLIOTHERAPY IN A JEWISH EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVE - Steven CopelandThe Area of InquiryThe Proposed TheoryThe Proposed Method ExemplifiedProblems or ReservationsContributionsIn Summation — and an ExpansionTHE HIDDEN CURRICULUM OF JEWISH EDUCATION - Oded SchremerTHE CONTRIBUTORSWALTER I. ACKERMANRAPHAEL ARZTBRIAN BULLIVANTBARRY CHAZANJONATHAN COHENSTEVEN COPELANDSHLOMO HARAMATIRONALD KRONISHMICHAEL ROSENAKSOLOMON SCHIMMELDAVID SCHOEMODED SCHREMERYEHUDA WURTZELHEBREW SECTION Table of Contents - HEBREW
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