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1   |   From section Informal Education
Educational Approaches and Contexts in the Development of a Heritage Museum
This article proposes a conceptual model of experiential multicultural museum education that delineates teaching approaches in multicultural museum education. It is grounded in the framework of conceptual research aimed at identifying and clarifying key characteristics and educational concepts raised by museum’s designers and educators. The analysis it presents is based on insights learned during the design of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
2   |   From section Teacher Education
Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, and Anticipated Turnover in Modem Orthodox Jewish Day Schools: Perceptions of Early Career Teachers
This mixed-methods study examined possible relationships between mentoring, job satisfaction, and anticipated turnover in a sample of 39 beginning teachers in Modem Orthodox Jewish day schools, 11 of whom participated in semi-structured follow-up interviews. It was predicted that perceived quality of mentoring would be positively associated with job satisfaction and negatively associated with turnover intentions.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
3   |   From section Teacher Education
A Philosopher in the Eye of the Storm: Monsieur Chouchani and Lévinas's “Nameless” Essay
This article considers the role of the individual during crises in humanism and the ethical responsibility with which the individual is charged in such times of moral calamity. In a narrow sense, the article explores Emmanuel Lévinas's “Nameless” (“Sans nom”), an essay that appears in his book Proper Names, and proposes viewing it as his personal reading in honor of his unique, unaccounted-for teacher Monsieur Chouchani. From a broader philosophical perspective, the article attempts to consider the meaning of ethics and the assumption of responsibility in times when doing so appears to offer no benefit and hold no significance whatsoever. From an educational perspective, it endeavors to better understand the ethical role of the teacher in both tranquil and tempestuous times. And finally, it also offers another profound observation of what Lévinas's article refers to as the “Jewish condition,” not in a national historical sense but as a model of crisis-oriented ethical challenge.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
4   |   From section Formal Education
Challenging Linguistic Purism in Dual Language Bilingual Education: A Case Study of Hebrew in a New York City Public Middle School
Dual language bilingual education (DLBE) programs, in which students are taught language and academic content in English and a partner language, have dramatically grown in popularity in U.S. schools. Moving beyond the teaching of Spanish and Chinese, DLBE programs are now being offered in less commonly taught languages and attracting new student populations. Based on qualitative research conducted in a New York City public middle school that recently began a Hebrew DLBE program, we found that this program, in its inception and design, challenges traditional definitions of DLBE and offers new understandings about bilingual education for the 21st century.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
5   |   From section Israel Education
Has Birthright Been Successful?
Nearly 18 years and 400,000 North American Birthright participants later, our latest research confirms that the skeptics were wrong. Participation in Birthright has a transformative impact that extends far beyond young Jews’ time in Israel. Birthright’s alumni, compared to similar young Jews who did not participate in the program, are more highly connected to Israel, more likely to have a Jewish spouse and raise Jewish children, and more likely to be engaged in Jewish life.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: January 10, 2018
6   |   From section Technology & Computers
The Shluvim Social-Professional Network: A Bridge for Educational Challenges and Trailblazers in Education
Establishment of the Shluvim network in 2010 responded to the Israeli education profession's need to introduce innovative pedagogical challenges. This social-professional network provides a virtual space for its members, empowering them through discussion on different aspects of education. The article describes a case study, employing both qualitative and quantitative methodology (questionnaires and interviews), to identify the dynamics of quantitative components involved in the evolvement of the network and to elicit members' experiences in the communication process. Findings reveal challenges involved in informed use of social networking in education and show how participation in the professional network can assist members' professional development, although it is necessary to adapt to changes in usage patterns and competition with alternative social networks. The research enhances understanding of the social-professional network's role as an empowering environment for the Israeli education system in general and for teachers' education and professional development in particular.
Publication Year: 2018    |    Updated in JTEC: December 7, 2017
7   |   From section Israel Education
Twin Cities—A Matter of Identity and Belonging
In the current study, the cities of Beer Sheva and Nahariya were taken as case studies for examining the contribution of the Twin Cities program to promoting residents’ feeling of belonging to their Jewish identity. Specifically, the current study attempted to examine the effect of town of residence and age group on feeling of belonging, and whether familiarity with the Twin Cities program affected the feeling of belonging to Jewish identity, in the assumption that residents familiar with the program would report a stronger feeling of belonging than residents not familiar with it.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 29, 2017
8   |   From section Education & Administration
Planning Grant for Hebrew Language Education
CASJE is undertaking a planning process to explore questions with greatest promise for helping to build the Hebrew language education field. This planning process—supported by The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, The AVI CHAI Foundation, and Jim Joseph Foundation—builds on CASJE’s previously commissioned reviews of research that can inform the teaching and learning of Hebrew.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
9   |   From section Teacher Education
Book Review: Miriam B. Raider-Roth, Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities: Teachers in Connection
Professional Development in Relational Learning Communities: Teachers in Connection consolidates a decade of action research from three successive cycles of week-long summer seminars for teachers, all designed to foster a Relational Learning Community (RLC). The clarity with which the book documents how disparate theoretical frames animate the seminar’s design and the intentionality behind each of the seminars’ practices is notable; it is the unique blend of gravitas and heart with which Raider-Roth and her faculty approach their project, that leaves its deepest impression on the reader.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
10   |   From section Informal Education
“I had to live, breathe, and write my character”: Character Selection and Student Engagement in an Online Role-Play Simulation
This study explores the relationship between character selection and student engagement in the Jewish Court of All Time (JCAT), an online and classroom-based role-playing simulation of a current events court case with Jewish historical roots. Analyzing students’ responses to three questions posed in an out-of-character JCAT discussion forum, we tracked indications of their different types and styles of engagement and how they were associating this engagement with their character roles.
Publication Year: 2017    |    Updated in JTEC: November 27, 2017
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