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Let's Re-engineer the Career of Jewish Learning

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Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Author(s): Cheryl Fikel

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education personnel and population)

Keywords: Professional Development; Jewish Education; Educators; Recruitment

Type: Report


The author advocates systemic change to boost interest in Jewish education as a career. She suggests recruitment efforts beginning with middle school students; more career development for teachers; the creation of an internship for teachers' first year, which would include reduced teaching load and intense mentoring; funding the pursuit of advanced degrees or rabbinic ordination for working Jewish educators; and rewarding outstanding performance with good pay.

In Jewish Education News, Summer 2001.