Visions of Jewish Education by Israel Scheffler (Editor), Seymour Fox (Editor), Daniel Marom (Editor)
This book is intended to stimulate the philosophical consideration of Jewish existence in our time as reflected in Jewish education, its alternative visions, its purposes and instrumentalities, the values it should serve, and the personal and social character it ought to foster.
Prevalent conceptions and practices of Jewish education are neither sufficiently reflective nor thoroughgoing enough to meet the multiple challenges that the world now poses to Jewish existence and continuity. New efforts are needed to develop an education of the future that will both honor the riches of the Jewish past and grasp the opportunities for fruitful interaction with the general culture of the present." To promote such efforts, leading scholars formulate their variant visions of an ideal Jewish education for the contemporary world. This groundbreaking book illustrates the translation of educational ideas into practice and reports on a sustained effort to articulate such ideas as embodied in a particular school's ongoing activities.