Mapping Professional Development for Jewish Educators

By Amy L. Sales, Annette Koren, Nicole Samuel

Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership, April 2007

This report describes professional development efforts in Jewish education. It begins with a list of desirable and necessary features for effective professional development in education. The list comes from the literature on professional development in public school education, which is informed by extensive field experience and research. The report next presents current professional development opportunities in Jewish education, describing them by sub-sector (i.e., camp, year-round informal education, Hillel, day school, congregational school, and Israel). In the final section, current offerings in the Jewish sector are viewed in light of the desiderata for professional development in order to find possibilities for future expansion and improvement.

Topic: Israel Education, Educators, Professional Development, Day Schools, Part-Time (Supplementary) Schools, Informal Education, Education, Sunday Schools, Hebrew Schools, Teachers

Funder: Jim Joseph Foundation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sales, Amy L. Koren, Annette. Samuel, Nicole. Mapping Professional Development for Jewish Educators. Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership. April 2007:


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