The History and Landscape of Jewish Education in the United States

JLS 6270 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines the history, structure, functions, and overall landscape of Jewish educational institutions in the United States of America. Addresses Jewish education in all its forms—day school education, synagogue-based or supplemental Jewish education, denominationally based education, community schools, and those that specifically define themselves as pluralistic or nondenominational. Examines the institutional dynamics of Jewish education—organization, function, interinstitutional dynamics, communal norms, patterns of leadership, and decision making. Also looks at how the Jewish community has responded to different age cohorts and special-needs students.


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


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