Kaplan's Legacy for Contemporary Jewish Education

By Jeffrey Schein

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Fall 1995

To conceptualize the points of entry into an educational change process leading to a vicious cycle of education failure, the author applies Mordecai Kaplan's insights and practices to three primary areas of the contemporary agenda in Jewish education: 1) the Jewish teacher; 2) the curriculum of the Jewish school; and 3) the relationship of the Jewish school to the Jewish community. The author argues that if we and others succeed in translating new educational realities through strategies such as the ones highlighted in this paper, then perhaps the vicious cycle of Jewish educational failure will finally be broken.

Topic: Curriculum, Educators, Day Schools, Reconstructionist Judaism, Education, Teachers

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Levine, Herb

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.1

Page Number(s): 24-30

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schein, Jeffrey. Kaplan's Legacy for Contemporary Jewish Education. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Fall 1995: 24-30. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4765


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