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Building Self-Esteem Through New Approaches to Adult Jewish Education

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Publication Date: January 1989

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Author(s): Penina Frankel

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 66:2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Education; Adult Education; Psychology

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Adult Jewish education can be an important means of enhancing the self-esteem and self-concept of the adult learner if the methodology of andragogy, the art and science of helping adults learn, is used. To respond to the unique needs of the adult learner, the teacher must play a nontraditional role in the classroom, utilizing skills and techniques drawn from individual and group counseling.