Cultures And Contexts Of Jewish Education by Barry ChazanCultures And Contexts Of Jewish Education by Barry Chazan

Cultures And Contexts Of Jewish Education

byBarry Chazan, Robert Chazan, Benjamin M. Jacobs

Hardcover | April 1, 2017

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This book examines the history of Jewish education from the Biblical period to the present. It traces how Jews have formally and informally transmitted their culture and worldview over the years, with particular attention to the shift from premodernity to modernity and to the unique opportunities and challenges of contemporary American Jewish education. Its authors combine historical background and insight with educational expertise to provide a robust portrait of the cultures and contexts of Jewish education and address possibilities for the future.
Barry Chazan is Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Professor of Education at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership, USA.Robert Chazan is S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University...
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Title:Cultures And Contexts Of Jewish EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:159 pagesPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319515853

ISBN - 13:9783319515854

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Pre-Modern Jewish Education

Chapter 2. The Crisis of Modernity

Chapter 3. America: Contexts and Cultures

Chapter 4. The Culture of American Jewish Schooling

Chapter 5. The Counterculture of American Jewish Education

Epilogue

Editorial Reviews

This book examines the history of Jewish education from the Biblical period to the present. It traces how Jews have formally and informally transmitted their culture and worldview over the years, with particular attention to the shift from premodernity to modernity and to the unique opportunities and challenges of contemporary American Jewish education. Its authors combine historical background and insight with educational expertise to provide a robust portrait of the cultures and contexts of Jewish education and address possibilities for the future. "Tough-minded and unflinchingly realistic--yet visionary, strategic, and hopeful--this engaging volume brings together the experience and ideas of the authors in a broad account of the past, present, and future of Jewish education." (Lee S. Shulman, President Emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Charles E. Ducommun Professor Emeritus of Education, Stanford University, USA) "Armed with a vast knowledge of Jewish history and the social sciences, the authors illuminate both present-day contours and future directions of the Jewish school. This is a book to be read by Jewish educators, professionals, and laypeople alike, and will wisely guide and illuminate the educational tasks of the Jewish community for the decade to come." (David Ellenson, Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, USA) "This original book combines a useful and economical tour of Jewish history with an important history of Jewish education in the United States. A critical contribution." (Riv-Ellen Prell, Professor Emerita of American Studies, University of Minnesota, USA )