Educating in the Divine Image: Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools [NOOK Book]

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Although recent scholarship has examined gender issues in Judaism with regard to texts, rituals, and the rabbinate, there has been no full-length examination of the education of Jewish children in day schools. Drawing on studies in education, social science, and psychology, as well as personal interviews, the authors show how traditional (mainly Orthodox) day school education continues to re-inscribe gender inequities and socialize students into unhealthy gender identities and relationships. They address ...
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Educating in the Divine Image: Gender Issues in Orthodox Jewish Day Schools

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Overview

Although recent scholarship has examined gender issues in Judaism with regard to texts, rituals, and the rabbinate, there has been no full-length examination of the education of Jewish children in day schools. Drawing on studies in education, social science, and psychology, as well as personal interviews, the authors show how traditional (mainly Orthodox) day school education continues to re-inscribe gender inequities and socialize students into unhealthy gender identities and relationships. They address pedagogy, school practices, curricula, and textbooks, as along with single-sex versus coed schooling, dress codes, sex education, Jewish rituals, and gender hierarchies in educational leadership. Drawing a stark picture of the many ways both girls and boys are molded into gender identities, the authors offer concrete resources and suggestions for transforming educational practice.
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“The material they present . . . shows just how far behind the Orthodox Jewish world is in offering equal education to women . . . the community needs to hear their voices.”—The Reporter (Vestal, NY)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611684599
  • Publisher: Brandeis University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

CHAYA ROSENFELD GORSETMAN is clinical associate professor of education, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University. ELANA MARYLES SZTOKMAN is executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) and author of The Men’s Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Gendered Lessons in Jewish Schools
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Gender, Judaism, and Educating in the Divine Image
In the Classroom: Gender, Pedagogy, and Teaching
People of the Book: Gender in Jewish Books and Curricula
Separate or Together?: Single-Sex versus Coed Schooling
Tzniut and Dress Codes: Female Body Cover in Jewish Socialization
Building Intimate Relationships: Sex Education and Judaism
The Shul in the School: Socializing into Gender via Jewish Rituals in School
The Broader Context: Gender Hierarchies in Jewish Educational Leadership
Reflections and Conclusions
Appendix A. Practical Educational Resources
Appendix B. Methods
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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