Teaching the Students, Not Jewish Identity

By: Elliott Rabin
KC Topics: 
Thought Leadership, Professional Leadership

Research Encounter series

Dr. Tali Zelkowicz              Dr. Sarah Shulkind

Dr. Tali Zelkowicz, Director of Curriculum and Research at the Wexner Foundation, and Dr. Sarah Shulkind, head of Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles, examine the perils of teaching for Jewish identity. They consider how a focus on identity outcomes can overburden the Jewish studies classroom with unrealistic expectations that go against what we know is good pedagogy, which creates room for student exploration and growth on students’ own terms.

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