Professional Development of Teachers in Jewish Education

  • Gail Zaiman Dorph
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 5)


This chapter explores the nature of effective professional development of teachers by addressing three questions: (1) What makes it challenging to create effective professional development for teachers in both general and Jewish education? (2) What are the critical principles of effective professional development? (3) What happens when these principles are implemented in Jewish educational settings? It then offers three cases that provide images of professional learning that can impact the capacity of teachers in Jewish schools. It concludes with practical recommendations for researchers, educators, and lay leaders. Although most of the data emanates from research and experiences in American settings, international research supports the same ideas, principles, and approaches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MTEI - Mandel Teacher Educators InstituteJerusalemIsrael

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