New Jewish Development - New Lessons for Educators of Adult Jewish Learners


Publication Date: January 2001

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

Author(s): Diane Tickton Schuster

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

Keywords: Adulthood; Jewish Text; Adult Education; Modernity

Type: Brief


The author uses the timeline for Jewish learning and development offered in the Mishnah as a jumping off point for discussing the challenges for adult learning in the present. With our longer life spans and change-oriented society, adult learning has taken on new importance. The author discusses the unique situation of Jewish adult learning and offers suggestions for facilitating ongoing education.