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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish CommunitiesA Reconsideration$
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Alex Pomson and Howard Deitcher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113744

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.001.0001

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Schooling for Change in the Religious World

Schooling for Change in the Religious World

An Educational Experiment in a Religious Junior High School in Israel

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(p.289) Sixteen Schooling for Change in the Religious World
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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities
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Elana Maryles Sztokman

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0016

This chapter argues that schools shape communities as much as communities shape schools. It is part of an ethnographic case study of a state religious junior high school, the Levy Girls' Religious School, in Israel. The study is based on three years of qualitative research at the school, from 1999 to 2002, during a period in which it was undergoing an experiment in social and ethnic transformation. The research as a whole includes dozens of interviews with students, staff, parents, and other interested parties, as well as observations of all aspects of school life, including classes, meetings, field trips, assemblies, and countless daily interactions in corridors, courtyards, and corners of the school. This chapter focuses on the school's principal, Dr Sylvia Cohen, and is based on ten open-ended interviews and dozens of observations during the course of the research.

Keywords:   Levy Girls' Religious School, Israel, religious junior high school, Sylvia Cohen, social transformation, ethnic transformation, daily interactions, school principal

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