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Educators Convention Discusses Use of Electronic Aid for Teaching Hebrew

June 4, 1962
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While there has been considerable progress in Jewish education in this country in the last 35 years, with large increases in the number of schools, student enrollment and teacher training, “the reconstruction of the Jewish curriculum” still remains the major problem in Jewish education today, the National Council for Jewish Education was told today by its president Dr. Joseph Diamond, of Toronto.

Other speakers and discussants at the council’s annual conference emphasized the need to raise the prestige of Jewish teachers by strengthening standards of teacher training as well as the teachers’ economic and social requirements. The educators authorized a study of the effects that the extension of teaching hours by public schools has on afternoon Hebrew schools. They also considered the use of electronic teaching aids to facilitate the study of Hebrew.

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