Mentoring: Ideological Encounters – Mentoring Teachers in Jewish Education

  • Michal Muszkat-Barkan
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 5)


In this chapter I describe the central role played by the ideologies of teachers’ mentors in Jewish education as these shape their practice. Based on the mentors’ Jewish cultural and educational ideologies I propose three mentoring orientations in Jewish studies: a collaborative-developmental mentoring orientation, termed “Hevruta,” a directive mentoring orientation, named “Rav-U-Moreh,” and a control-functional orientation (one focused on implementation), named “Posek.” Professional discussion in Jewish studies is strongly connected to personal attitudes. Thus, the goals of teacher-mentoring in Jewish education should include enhancing awareness of the ideological-cultural components of personal attitudes toward Jewish resources.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hebrew Union College and Melton Center for Jewish Education, The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

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