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Connection and Caring: The Role of Educational Leadership in Adult Jewish Learning

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Religious Education Association

Author(s): Lisa D. Grant

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Keywords: American Jews; Jewish education; Adult education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The article explores how the role of educational leadership can significantly enhance adult Jewish learning experiences through an in-depth examination of the position of the site director at the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School. Applying the literature on moral leadership that is shaped by an ethic of carrying, the author shows how these site directors care for their learners and build learning communities. The article explores how the site directors shape, support, and sustain the learning process at this particular program and considers how the role of educational leadership can enhance and enrich adult Jewish learning in other venues.