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Jewish Education in England, 1944-1988

Between Integration and Separation

David Mendelsson

Today, the dominant model for Jewish education is the community-wide, technologically advanced day school, where the Judaic subjects are taught by professional educators using student-friendly, interactive methodologies. Not so long ago, however, most Jewish education consisted of rote repetition of prayers and biblical passages and their translation into awkward English by teachers with no formal pedagogic training, in classes – often located in synagogue basements – held on Sunday or once a week after ‘ordinary’ school.
This book explains the radical reconfiguring of Jewish education in England in historical and sociocultural terms. It explores the transformations that took place in every aspect of Jewish education: curriculum, religious/ideological orientation, school format (afternoon classes vs day schools), funding (private vs state), and more. The author shows that this dramatic transition directly reflects both changes in the socioeconomic profile and self-identity of Anglo-Jewry as well as demographic and cultural changes in British society in general. Tracking the shift from integration to separation, this book maps the effect of competing societal, personal and communal agendas, pedagogic paradigms, and pragmatic constraints on the rise of the Jewish day school in England.

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Acknowledgements vii List of Tables ix Map: The London Boroughs xi Preface xiii Chapter 1 Education and Anglo-Jewry 1 Chapter 2 Ideologies and Jewish Day Schools 63 Chapter 3 Supplementary Schools 133 Chapter 4 Reorganization of State Education and the Rise of the Day Schools 167 Chapter 5 Communal Support for Day-School Education 195 Chapter 6 Jewish Education in Multicultural England 223 vi Chapter 7 Conclusion 275 Bibliography 293 Index 301

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