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<p>There are 3.2 million public school teachers educating the nation's 49.4 million children <br />attending public PK-12 schools, according to the U.S. Department's National Center for Education <br />Statistics (NCES). <br /> <br />NCES Schools and Staffing Surveys also show that, in 2007-08 (the latest year for which these <br />data are published), about 146,500 of these teachers (4.3 percent) were new hires who had never <br />taught before - 92,500 were new college graduates and 54,000 were "delayed entrants (people who <br />had a college degree but had not entered teaching right out of college). <br /><br />Who teachers are, where they are coming from and what they think are of great interest to every <br />segment of society. The National Center for Education Information (NCEI) has been studying <br />teachers since 1979. It has conducted five national surveys of teachers -- in ...

Publication Date2011
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  • Research Reports and Studies

A report from the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning, commissioned by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. <br /><br />Download the report here: <a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=650&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective T (<span class="small">2.57 MB</span>)</a>

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<p><strong>An initiative of the School of Education and the Lookstein Center of Bar-Ilan University.</strong></p> <p>IJJER aims to portray and explore Jewish education as a multifaceted, heuristic and dynamic phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary, geographical, cultural, religious and historical perspectives and contexts.</p> <p>IJJER aims to provide an interdisciplinary, international and multi-language platform where past and present forms and aspects of Jewish education are examined through research.</p>

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  • Journals

<div>During the 2008-09 academic year, Siegal College and the JECC of Cleveland collaborated with JESNA’s Lippman Kanfer Institute on a series of seminars for Cleveland-area educators and congregational leaders that was built around the “design principles for 21st century Jewish education” articulated by the Institute in its Working Paper, Redesigning Jewish Education for the 21st Century. The goal of the seminar was to see whether and how these design principles –treating the learner as the focal point and an active agent in the educational process, infusing education with rich peer-to-peer and educator-student relationships, and making Jewish education “life-centered” – could be used by educators as practical guides and stimuli for designing and implementing educational activities in their institutions, especially synagogues.</div> <div><br />The two principals in organizing the semin ...

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  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications - Working Papers

<p><strong>The WOW Project</strong> will enable communities to identify opportunities for expanding the scope and enhancing the quality of complementary Jewish education so as to attract more participants and better educate those learning in complementary settings. It will do this by making it possible for both current and new providers to offer a greater number of options to children and their families and by applying proven methods for improving program quality to these options. The result will be a more diverse “system” of complementary education, more closely tailored to the needs and desires of the “market,” able to produce higher levels of satisfaction and greater measurable impact.</p> <p><strong>The WOW Project</strong> combines the strengths of community-wide planning with entrepreneurial initiative and the power of the marketplace. It will allow, encourage, and support institu ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Presentations

These working papers were prepared for the Lippman Kanfer Institute's Arts in Jewish Education Convening in March 2010. The Convening was co-sponsored by AVODAH Arts and The Foundation for Jewish Culture. <br /><br /><em>Arts in Jewish Education: Mapping the Landscape</em> gives an overview of Arts &amp; Jewish Education today, including:<br /><br />-- Utilization of Existing Cultural Resources <div>-- Engagement and Interact with Artists</div> <div>-- Integration of Arts and Curriculum</div> <div>-- Arts as an Educational Organizing Principle<br /> <br />...as well as interview data, conclusions, and appendices on people interviewed, existing programs, and works cited. <br /><br />The AVODAH Arts literature review includes theoretical frameworks, recent research, case studies, factors for success, common challenges, conclusions, and references.<br /><br /> <a class="doclink" href="in ...

Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Lippman Kanfer Institute Publications - Working Papers

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Publication Date2010
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Publications and Dissemination Project

This new online publication from the Harvard Family Research Project was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. This tool takes users through four basic steps that generate the core elements of an advocacy evaluation plan, including what will be measured and how.

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles
  • Research Reports and Studies

This piece from <em>Meorot: A Forum of Modern Orthodox Discourse</em> contains two separate articles: <em>The Tuition Hole: How We Dug It and How to Begin Digging Out of It</em>, by Allen Friedman, and T<em>he Economic Crisis and Jewish Education</em>, by Saul Zucker. <br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=516&amp;Itemid=362">The Economics of Jewish Education</a>

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles

An article with panel responses by Moshe Sokolow, Fanya Gottfeld-Heller Professor of Jewish Education at the Azrieli School of Jewish Education, and editor of Ten-Daat-A Journal of Jewish Education.<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=515&amp;Itemid=362">What Should a Yeshiva High School Graduate Know, Value and Be Able to Do?</a>

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles

The following is intended as a summary of some efforts to promote literacy in classical Hebrew, which were undertaken in 2008-9 at the Yeshiva University Wilf Campus (the undergraduate men’s campus in New York). These efforts have primarily affected Yeshiva College and the Isaac Breuer College of Hebrew Studies (henceforth “IBC”). The summary is intended to present my own experience for the benefit of educators who are seeking to achieve similar goals, and to solicit advice from others. In the words of romance novelist Julia Quinn, “A smart person learns from his own mistakes; a truly smart person learns from the mistakes of others.”

Publication Date2009
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  • Articles

<em>Contact</em> is the quarterly journal of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Each issue of <em>Contact</em> explores vital issues affecting the American Jewish community and the philanthropic vision of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. It is the goal of <em>Contact </em>to stimulate discussion throughout the community on the most effective programs and ideas that will help to revitalize American Jewish life.

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  • Journals
  • Organizations - Foundations

Jewish Orthodox educators have long desired access to high quality educational materials suitable for classroom use. The Jewish Open Source Curriculum Project seeks to address this need by enabling Yeshivah and day school educators to collaborate and create high quality educational materials. This project will begin with the creation of a fourth grade Dinim curriculum on the subject of the Yamim Noraim (High Holy Days) during the summer of 2009.

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  • Databases and Resource Centers - Curriculum Banks
  • Databases and Resource Centers - Resource Centers
  • Interactive Resources - Wikis and Collaborative Spaces

Inservice is the ASCD community blog-a place for educators to gather and share ideas. We hope it will promote the kind of exchange that happens in inservice meetings, where educators discuss how best to support their students. We want it to be a resource for everyone who cares about and serves education, learning, and teaching. Some topics discussed on Inservice include teacher professional development, No Child Left Behind, assessment of English language learners, and whether or not middle schools really work.

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The 44th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies - Statistics

Research concludes that most assessments of school leaders in use today are not as focused on learning as they should be, nor are they effective in gathering reliable facts about how leaders' behaviors are or are not promoting learning. This Wallace Perspective describes the elements of a possible new direction in leader assessment - what should be assessed, and how. It highlights newly-developed assessment instruments that seek to apply those elements. And it discusses the potential, the challenges and the unknowns of using assessment as a key means of promoting not only better leader performance but also systemwide improvements that benefit children.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=380&amp;Itemid=411" target="_blank"><img src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Assessing the ...

Publication Date2009
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  • Research Reports and Studies

The sample of what benchmarks might look like at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in various areas of the Judaic curriculum for day schools. They are not meant to be exhaustive nor authoritative.<br /> <a class="doclink" target="_blank" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=162&amp;Itemid=362"><img border="0" src="components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" alt="icon" />&nbsp;Sample Benchmarks for Judaic Curriculum of Jewish Day Schools (<span class="small">Link</span>)</a><br type="_moz" />

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  • Handbooks and Guides
  • Reference

Sample conduct policy and behavioral standards document for day schools created by The Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS).<br type="_moz" />

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  • Reference

The goal of this project was to develop a set of quality indicators, anchored in relevant theory and research, for describing excellence in early childhood Jewish education programs.  The report includes a literature review and a preliminary list of quality indicators.<br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=636&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.org/components/com_docman/themes/default/images/icons/16x16/pdf.png" border="0" alt="icon" /> Defining Excellence in Early Childhood Jewish Education (<span class="small">56.79 kB</span>)</a><br /> <br />

Publication Date2004
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  • Research Reports and Studies

<span>Social and emotional learning (SEL) has as its goals to strengthen a person’s ability to understand, manage, and express the social and emotional aspects of life. The authors, all of whom have worked in training teachers in the promotion of students’ social and emotional skills, have found that educators often view efforts at building such skills as standing in opposition to the academic focus of their state curriculum standards. This view hinders many well‐intentioned teachers from implementing SEL in their classrooms. Thus, it is a valuable consultative tool to be able to demonstrate the overlap of SEL, academics, and curriculum standards. The authors set out a rationale for this overlap and provide examples of how they incorporate this overlap into their training and consultation.</span>

Publication Date2004
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  • Articles

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Complementary (or supplementary) education, often the step-child of Jewish education, is in a period of dynamic change. Using examples from around the continent and bringing together the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including educators, funders, community leaders, and families...

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