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Jewish Education in the United States: A Documentary History


reviewed by Barry Chazan 1974

coverTitle: Jewish Education in the United States: A Documentary History
Author(s): Lloyd P. Gartner
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Although Jewish education is a difficult and often frustrating enterprise, the Jewish educational practitioner, like his counterpart in secular education, is able to point to some successes. The academician of American Jewish education, on the other hand, is not even granted that luxury, for unfortunately, the academic study of American Jewish education may generally be characterized as a wasteland. Lloyd Gartner's volume is one of the few beacons in that wasteland. This volume is significant from several perspectives. First, it is the work of a serious historian who has based his research on the indispensable amalgam of serious American history, serious history of American education, and serious history of American Jewish life. The result, consequently, is the serious history of Jewish education. Moreover, the book is published by a noteworthy publisher as part of an important series on education (Classics in Education). The importance of this volume, aside from its... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 75 Number 3, 1974, p. 409-411
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1499, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 10:25:14 PM

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