Jewish day schools, Jewish communities: a reconsideration

Howard Deitcher, Alex Pomson

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About 350,000 Jewish children are currently enrolled in Jewish day schools, in every continent other than Antarctica. This book-length study considers life in such schools and their relationship both to the Jewish community and to society as a whole. The text provides a rich sense of how community is constructed within Jewish schools, and of how they contribute to or complicate the construction of community in the wider society. It reframes day-school research in three ways. First, it focuses not just on the learner in the day-school classroom but sees schools as agents of and for the community. Second, it brings a truly international perspective to the study of day schools, viewing them in relation to the socio-cultural contexts from which they emerge and where they have impact. Third, it considers day-school education in relation to insights derived from the study and practice of non-parochial education.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherLittman Library of Jewish Civilization
Number of pages414
ISBN (Electronic)180034077X, 1909821101
ISBN (Print)1909821101, 9781904113744, 9781909821101
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameThe Littman library of Jewish civilization
PublisherLittman Library of Jewish Civilization


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