From Strength to Strength": Dewey and Religious Jewish Education

By Michael Rosenhak

Courtyard, 1999

This paper discusses the possible relevance of John Dewey's philosophy for Jewish education. The author acknowledges that Dewey's thoughts, which hold that good education arises out of concrete experiences and the problems of society, seem far removed from religiously-oriented Jewish education which emphasizes sacred texts that contain universal and immutable truths. However, the author argues that an attempt to more clearly understand what Dewey sees as central for education illuminates related conceptions between Dewey's philosophy and Jewish education.

Topic: Literature, Pedagogy, Education, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Courtyard

Page Number(s): 66-80

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Rosenhak, Michael. From Strength to Strength": Dewey and Religious Jewish Education. Courtyard. Courtyard. 1999: 66-80. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3928


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