Educated for Change--or Changelessness?

Publication Date: March 2005

Publisher: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Author(s): Gloria Greenfield; Esther Krauss; Devora Steinmetz; Devorah Zlochower

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Feminism; Gender; Education; Values

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Whether the explosion in Jewish womenÂ’s classical text studies leads to growing activism or to greater conservatism is of critical concern. Panelists first address the question of how girls and women feel about confronting difficult texts. Secondly, as teachers and educators, what aspects of todayÂ’s situation feel empowering or de-legitimizing to them, and thirdly, what are the impacts of the different types of post-high school programs for girls? In the Q&A session following, participants discuss the impact of intervening social factors in the classroom, the role of male and female educators, and more.

From a presentation at the 2005 HBI Conference "Choosing Limits, Limiting Choices: WomenÂ’s Status and Religious Life"