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Publication Date: January 2002

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

Author(s): Cindy Dolgin

Series: Jewish Education News, Fall 2002

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education personnel and population)

Keywords: Jewish Education; Professional Development; Mentoring; Educators

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The author asserts that the voice of the teacher has historically been muted in communal decision-making on Jewish education, and seeks to give voice to recently-hired teachers. She suggests increasing teacher retention with professional development. This would include mentoring as part of a broader induction program, explicit training for mentors, scheduled time for collaborative planning, non-evaluative observation cycles, and compensation for the mentor's time.