Education After the Melting Pot: One Jewish View

By Tsvi Blanchard

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, 2001

The author explores various pedagogical problems in both North American and Jewish education due to the new economic and cultural environment of 21st Century America. The author argues that as a " new America" has emerged which values cultural heterogeneity over uniformity; full participation in general society no longer hinges on the subjugation of one's ethnic or cultural identity to the American one. Instead, the boundary between "Jewish" (or other cultural and ethnic groups) and "American" is increasingly becoming permeable, necessitating a new approach to American life and education where inherited social and cultural traditions can and must contribute to an improved American life and education system.

Topic: Educators, Jewish Identification, Social Issues, Teachers, Assimilation

Name of Publication: Politics and Policy Archive

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Blanchard, Tsvi. Education After the Melting Pot: One Jewish View. Politics and Policy Archive. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 2001:


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