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International Handbook of Jewish Education

Miller, Helena, Grant, Lisa D., Pomson, Alex (Eds.)

2011, XXVI, 649 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Includes contributions from virtually every significant scholar of Jewish education world-wide
  • Provides the most comprehensive overview of Jewish education to date
  • Enhances the knowledge of the field by thoroughly looking at the multiple fields of Jewish education

The International Handbook of Jewish Education, a two volume publication, brings together scholars and practitioners engaged in the field of Jewish Education  and its cognate fields world-wide. Their submissions make a significant  contribution to our knowledge of the field of Jewish Education as we start the second decade of the 21st century.

 The Handbook is divided broadly into four main sections:

  1. Vision and Practice: focusing on issues of philosophy, identity and planning –the big issues of Jewish Education.
  2. Teaching and Learning: focusing on areas of curriculum and engagement
  3. Applications, focusing on the ways that Jewish Education is transmitted in particular contexts, both formal and informal, for children and adults.
  4. Geographical, focusing on historical, demographic, social and other issues that are specific to a region or where an issue or range of issues can be compared and contrasted between two or more locations.

This comprehensive collection of articles providing high quality content, constitutes a difinitive statement  on the state of Jewish Education world wide, as well as through a wide variety of lenses and contexts. It is written in a style that is accessible to a global community of academics and professionals. 


Content Level » Research

Keywords » Hebrew university - Israel education - Jerusalem - Jewish - Jewish educators - Jewish studies - curriculum and engagement - education - educational policy - identity - international - philosophy - religion and education - religious education - teaching - teaching and learning

Related subjects » Education & Language - Religious Studies

Table of contents 

Preface.- About the editors.- About the contributors.- Introduction: Helena Miller, Lisa Grant and Alex Pomson.- VOLUME ONE: Section One: Vision and Practice.- Introduction.- Analytic Philosophy of Education and Jewish Education - the road not taken; Barry Chazan.- Community Engagement - the challenge of connecting Jewish schools to the wider community; Helena Miller.- Culture - restoring culture to Jewish cultural education; Zvi Bekerman and Sue Rosenfeld.- Curriculum Development - what we can learn from International curricula; Roberta Louis Goodman and Jan Katzew.- Curriculum Integration; Mitch Malkus.- Gender and Jewish Education - why doesn’t this feel good?; Tova Hartman and Tamar Miller.- Historiography of American Jewish Education - a case for guarded optimism; Jonathan Krasner.- Janush Korczak’s Life and Legacy for Jewish Education; Marc Silverman.- Jewish Identities - education for multiple and moving targets; Stuart Charme and Tali Hyman Zelcowicz.- Jewish Identity and Jewish Education: the Jewish identity space and its contribution to research and practice; Gaby Horenczyk and Hagit Hacohen Woolf.- Jewish Identity- who you knew affects how you Jew - The impact of childhood Jewish networks upon adult Jewish identity; Steven M. Cohen and Judith Veinstein.- Jewish Thought for Jewish Education - sources and resources; Jonathan A. Cohen.- Philosophy of Jewish Education – thoughts; Michael Rosenak.- Planning for Jewish Education in the 21st Century - towards a new praxis; Jonathan S. Woocher.- Pluralism in Jewish Education; Brian Conyer.- Post modernism - after enlightenment - Jewish education and the paradoxes of post modernism; Hanan Alexander.- Spirituality - the spiritual child and Jewish childhood; Michael Shire.- Visions in Jewish Education; Daniel Pekarsky.- Section Two: Teaching and Learning.- Introduction.- Art - educating with art without ruining it; Robbie Gringras.- Arts and Jewish Day School Education in North America; Ofra Backenroth.- Bible - teaching the bible in our times; Barry W. Holtz.- Environment: Jewish Education as if the Planet Mattered; Eilon Shwartz.- Havruta Study - what do we know and what do we hope to learn? Elie Holzer, Orit Kent.- Hebrew Language in Israel and the Diaspora; Nava Navo.- History - issues in teaching and learning Jewish history; Benjamin M. Jacobs and Yona Shem Tov.- Holocaust Education; Simone Schweber.- Israel Education - purposes and practices; Alick Isaacs.- Israel Travel Education; Scott Copeland.- Jewish Peoplehood Education; David Mittelberg.- Life Cycle Education: Tradition, Ritual and Transition; Howard Deitcher.- Other Religions in Jewish Education; Michael Gillis.- Talmud: Making a Case for Talmud Pedagogy - the Talmud as an educational model; Marjorie Lehmann and Jane Kanarek.- Technology: The Digital Revolution That is Shaping the 21st Century - a fleeting snapshot from the first decade; Brian Amkraut.- Travel as a Jewish Educational Tool; Erik H. Cohen.- Travel: Location, Location, Location - a practitioner’s perspective on Jewish travel; Jeremy Leigh.- VOLUME TWO: Section Three: Applications.- Introduction.- Academic Jewish Studies in North America; Judith R. Baskin.- Adult Jewish Education – the landscape; Lisa D. Grant and Diane Tickton Schuster.- Congregational Schools; Isa Aron.- Day schools in the Liberal sector - challenges and opportunities at the intersection of two traditions of Jewish schooling; Alex Pomson.- Day schools in the Orthodox Sector; Shani Bechhofer.- Early Childhood Education; Michael Ben Avie, Ilene Vogelstein, Roberta Louis Goodman, Eli Schaap and Pat Bidol-Padva.- Experiential Jewish Education – reaching the tipping point; David Bryfman.- Gender - shifting from evading to engaging; gender issues and Jewish education; Shira D.  Epstein.- Informal Education - the decisive decade - how informal Jewish education was transformed in its relationship with Jewish philanthropy; Joseph Reimer.- Intermarriage – connection, commitment, continuity; Evie Levy Rotstein.- Learning Organisations - learning to learn - the learning organisation in theory and practice; Susan L. Shevitz.- Limmud: A unique model of transformative Jewish learning; Raymond Simonson.- Mentoring – ideological encounters – mentoring teachers in Jewish education; Michal Muszkat Barkan.- Parents and Jewish Educational Settings; Jeff Kress.- Practitioner Enquiry and its Role in Jewish Education; Alex Sinclair.- Preparing for Jewish schools – enduring issues for changing contexts; Sharon Feiman Nemser.- Professional Development of teachers in Jewish Education; Gail Zaiman Dorph.- Professional Development: Vini, Vidi, Vici? Jewish educators short term trips to Israel as professional development programs; Shelley Kedar.- Rabbis as Educators - professional training and identity formation; Lisa D. Grant and Michal Muszkat Barkan.- Special Education - and you shall do what is right and good in special education in North America - from exclusion to inclusion; Rona Milch Novick and Jeffrey Glanz.- Teacher Education: ensuring a cadre of well-qualified Jewish Education Personnel for Jewish schools; Leora Isaacs.- Ultra Orthodox/Haredi Education; Yoel Finkelman.- Section Four: Geographical.- Introduction.- American Jewish Education in an Age of Choice and Pluralism; Jack Wertheimer.- Anglo-Jewish Education: day schools, funding and religious education in State schools; David Mendelsson.- Australia - The Jewel in the Crown of Jewish Education; Paul Forgasz and Miriam Munz.- Canada - Jewish Education in Canada; Michael Brown.- Europe: Education of Adult Jewish Leaders in a Pan-European Perspective; Barbara Lerner Spectre.- Europe: Something From (almost) Nothing: the challenge of education in European communities – a personal perspective; Steve Israel.- Former Soviet Union – Jewish Education; Olga Markus and Michael Farbman.- France - Jewish Education in France; Ami Bouganim.- Israel -  State religious education in Israel; Zehavit Gross.- Israel - Innovations in Secular Schooling in Israel; Yehuda Bar Shalom and Tamar Ascher Shai.- Latin America - Jewish Education in Latin America: Challenges, trends and processes; Yossi Goldstein and Drori Ganiel.- Netherlands - Social Integration and Religious Identity; Hetty Van Het Hoofd.- Name Index.- Subject Index.

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