Visions of Jewish Education

reviewed by Moshe Sokolow - 2004

coverTitle: Visions of Jewish Education
Author(s): Seymour Fox, Israel Scheffler & Daniel Marom (Editors)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0529821479, Pages: 240, Year: 2003
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The editors of this significant book have made allowance for all four of the operative definitions of the word “visions” in its title. Some of its contents are a revelation, others reflect imagination and still others evince perception, while the balance simply represents a point of view. The challenges that confront the reader are to identify which portions of the book fit which definitions and (begging the deconstructionists’ pardon) whether their contributors would have us view the contents as normative and descriptive or deliberative and prescriptive. The book, whose genesis is in a project connected to the Philosophy of Education Research Center at Harvard University, comprises six visions, belonging, respectively, to Isadore Twersky, Menachem Brinker, Moshe Greenberg, Michael A. Meyer, Michael Rosenak and Israel Scheffler. Considerations of practice and implementation are discussed by editors Seymour Fox and Daniel Marom. While the visions are couched in the idiosyncratic terms of Jewish education, their import for general moral, or character education is palpable. In the useful distinction employed... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 916-921 ID Number: 11219, Date Accessed: 1/24/2021 7:58:53 AM

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