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Deweyan Deliberation as a Model for Decision-Making in Jewish Education

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Publication Date: January 1984

Publisher(s): Magnes Press (Jerusalem)

Author(s): Isa Aron

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Curriculum)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Academic research

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

In Studies in Jewish Education 2, 136-149. The paper begins with a general discussion of Deweyan deliberation pointing out both its special virtues and its major limitations. Then it discusses the applicability of deliberation to the process of curricular decision-making in Jewish education. A Deweyan approach to curricular decision-making is couterposed to more standard model of decision-making in American education. The way in which a Deweyan approach would answer the special needs of Jewish education is examined.