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Design Principles for 21st Century Jewish Education

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Publication Date: January 2008

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

Author(s): Renee Rubin Ross; Meredith Woocher; Jonathan S. Woocher

Series: Lippman Kanfer Institute Working Paper, Redesigning Jewish Education for the 21st Century

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

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

Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Education; Curriculum

Type: Brief


This extract from JESNA's Lippman Kanfer Institute Working Paper presents three design principles crucial for the future of Jewish education: The centrality of relationships and the social experience of learning as dynamic forces that shape an evolving identity and build commitment and community in a fragmented world; Jewish learning as "life-centered," addressing the totality of our aspirations, concerns, and experiences; and the Learner as Active Agent