Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life
Author(s): Eli Schaap; Harvey Newman; Michael Ben-Avie
Research Area: Culture and religion; Education
Keywords: Children; Pre-schools; Education; Hebrew language Instruction
This issue of Contact examines theoretical and pragmatic advances in the field of learning from wider society, and discusses how these advances can be applied in the field of Jewish education. Harvey Newman explores what Jewish day schools can learn from public education. Dr. Michael Ben-Avie advocates an evidence-based approach to ensuring well-functioning educational programs. Dr. Vardit Ringvald discusses raising the bar in Hebrew teaching and learning. Ann Lewin-Benham discusses lessons learned from the Italian city of Reggio Emilia, known for "the world's best preschools". Also included are articles by Eli Schaap, Dr. Naava Frank, Dr. Judith Zorfass, and Dr. Patricia Bidol Padva.