Developing a Jewish Identity in Young Children: Effects

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Course ID: Jewish Education 40245
Division: Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies
Program: Jewish Education (Undergraduate), Jewish Education (Graduate)
Location: On Campus

This course considers the development of Jewish identity in young children and the role of adults in this process. Topics will include how and when children perceive themselves as part of a group, the impact of the stages of adult development on children’s maturing self-concepts, the effects of family diversity and current social/cultural trends, teacher-child -parent relationships, and creating meaningful avenues of participation and communication that result in building community in Jewish early childhood programs. Each of these topics will include a Jewish perspective from tradition, history, or sociology.