Schools That Work: What We Can Learn from Good Jewish Supplementary Schools 2009

By Jack Wertheimer

AVI CHAI Foundation, March 2009

This report provides an analysis of the observation of ten Jewish supplementary schools reputed to be effective, examining factors that go into the making of these programs, including their professional and lay leadership, teaching staff, curriculum, experiential programs, and offerings for parents and family education. The schools observed varied in size, region, denominational affiliation and approach. From this report, one can draw larger conclusions about the traits of good schools, the enabling factors necessary for them to succeed, and the continuing challenges they face. The research team presents six key recommendations to policy-makers interested in improving supplementary Jewish schools, urging that change must be understood as multi-levelled and directed toward the school's defined goals.

Topic: Organizational Development, Part-Time (Supplementary) Schools, Education, Sunday Schools, Program Evaluation, Hebrew Schools

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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