Israel and the Place of Modern Hebrew in Jewish Education Worldwide: A Consultation about the Possibilities for Hebrew Language Instruction

Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher: Jewish Agency for Israel. Department of Jewish-Zionist Education. Research and Development Unit

Author(s): Peretz Rodman

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Diaspora Relations; Hebrew; Educators; Study

Type: Report


The author surveys the state of modern Hebrew language instruction outside of Israel in order to assess accomplishments and needs, and to identify areas of investment for JAFI's (the Jewish Agency for Israel's) educational resources. He is pessimistic about the overall current state of Hebrew language instruction and recommends creation of standards and measurement tools, curriculum planning, teaching materials, and technology.