Philosophical and Spiritual Questions in Jewish Education

JLS 6230 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Explores a range of philosophies of American Jewish education. Considers their theoretical assumptions and rationales, objectives, approaches to curriculum, pedagogic methods, and educational environments and contexts to which they are applicable. How are the ideologies and philosophies of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, communal (nondenominational), and humanist approaches to contemporary Judaism reflected in day and afternoon schools and in informal educational settings that are affiliated with each orientation? Also explores how Jewish educational philosophies draw from and relate to contemporary philosophies of education in America.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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