A New Set of Standards

By Temma Kingsley

Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), Summer 2002

Effecting change on a national level in a decentralized educational system represents a major challenge. Both practical constraints and commitment to the ideal of local control narrow the options for national bodies such as the religious movements. The author describes the logic behind the Conservative Movement's new set of standards for its congregational schools, 'Framework for Excellence'. She outlines the realities that led to the development, and explains the elements that were integrated into these national standards. The article will be helpful for groups deliberating on setting policy on a national level, as well as for leadership of synagogues and congregational schools seeking to implement these initiatives.

Topic: Organizational Development, Masorti Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Education

Name of Publication: Agenda: Jewish Education

Volume/Issue: Vol.15

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kingsley, Temma. A New Set of Standards. Agenda: Jewish Education. Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA). Summer 2002: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=957


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