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Background and Training of Teachers in Jewish Schools: Current Status and Levers for Change

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Publication Date: January 1997

Publisher(s): Religious Education Association

Author(s): Adam Gamoran; Ellen Goldring; Bill Robinson; Roberta Louis Goodman; Julie Tammivaara

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education personnel and population)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Educators

Type: Report

Coverage: Georgia Maryland Wisconsin


This paper presents a secondary analysis of data from a survey of teachers in the Jewish schools of three communities. Analyses examine three possible levers for changing standards for professional growth: state licensing requirements for pre-schools, state requirements for continuing education among professional-trained teachers, and community incentives for training of supplementary school teachers.