Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory...

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

12 Barry Chazan effected are: school or community studies; research commissioned by national or regional organizations; and research done by university scholars. Thus, as noted, one finds two ( seemingly contradictory) dynamics in Jewish educational research: a substantial number of research studies, together with the absence of an established institutional or conceptual tradition of Jewish educational research. 3. A ΜΕΤΑ- THEORY OF JEWISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH This conclusion leads me to my second issue, namely, the problem of a meta- theory of the role of research in Jewish educational practice; or the relationship between theory and practice in Jewish education. That is, one might argue that the problem is not the lack of people, issues, or procedures for research, but rather the lack of a theory to guide  the role of research in affecting Jewish educational practice. 5 The relationship between theory and practice is, of course, one of the perennial and prominent issues of education, and I shall not dip  deeply into that complicated issue and literature at this point. 6  My main concern is to deal with the question of how Jewish educational research might best inform practice. I shall initially and mainly adapt a Schwab- like direction in responding to that question, by arguing that the practice of Jewish education should be the starting point and ending point of all such research. 5. This comment should not be misinterpreted to imply that research in Jewish education is comfortably established. In fact, it is underfunded, is often regarded as a luxury or excess, and qualified people in this sphere frequently cannot find institutional frameworks in which to work. Thus, a multiplicity of studies does not necessarily point to a healthy field. 6. Some relevant discussion of this issue can be found in: Paul Hirst,  The Nature and Scope of Educational Theory, in New Essays in the Philosophy of Education. G. Lengford and D. J. OConnor ( eds.) ( London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973), pp. 47- 49; John Wilson, Educational Theory and the Preparation of Teachers. ( Slough: NFER, 1975). John Dewey, Democracy and Education, ( N. Y.; Macmillan, 1916); J. J. Schwab, Science Curriculum and Liberal Education: Selected Essays, ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), Chapters 10, 11, 12.   Chapter Home  | TOC t 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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