New Lessons for Educators of Jewish Adult Learners

By Diane Tickton Schuster

Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), Summer 1999

The author argues that Jewish educators are not prepared for the unique challenges of providing Jewish education to modern adults. This is true, she asserts, not only because modern Jews have had less childhood Jewish education than previous generations, but also because adult development is not considered in designing Jewish education programs for modern adults. Adulthood in modern times, the author explains, is not one contiguous period of life but rather contains stages and developments just like childhood. The author further explores elements and trends which affect Jewish adults in particular regarding their relationships to Judaism. In Agenda: Jewish Education, ed. By Arthur Vernon, no. 12, Summer 1999, p. 16-21

Topic: Jewish Identification, Psychology/Psychiatry, Informal Education, Adult Education

Name of Publication: Agenda: Jewish Education

Editor: Vernon, Arthur

Volume/Issue: No. 12

Page Number(s): 16-21

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Schuster, Diane Tickton. New Lessons for Educators of Jewish Adult Learners. Agenda: Jewish Education. Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA). Summer 1999: 16-21.


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