Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory...

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Studies in Jewish Education I: Theory and Research


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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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