School Development and Community Integration

Esther Muslumova
KC Topics: 
Community Engagement, JDS Research

In January of 2002, PEJE commissioned a Community Integration Study to identify the processes by which new day schools are integrated into their larger Jewish community contexts, particularly within the networks of Jewish educational institutions. With some regularity, the introduction of new schools has created, heightened, or gotten caught up in tensions within their communities. Wishing to minimize community disruption and optimize the development of new schools, PEJE commissioned WorkWise Research and Consulting to identify the characteristics of new day schools, local communities, and PEJE activities that either facilitate or hamper successful community acceptance and engagement.    In January of 2002, PEJE commissioned a Community Integration Study to identify the processes by which new day schools are integrated into their larger Jewish community contexts, particularly within the networks of Jewish educational institutions. With some regularity, the introduction of new schools has created, heightened, or gotten caught up in tensions within their communities. Wishing to minimize community disruption and optimize the development of new schools, PEJE commissioned WorkWise Research and Consulting to identify the characteristics of new day schools, local communities, and PEJE activities that either facilitate or hamper successful community acceptance and engagement.

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