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Preparing For Entry: Concepts That Support a Study of What It Takes to Launch a Career in Jewish Education

The Preparing for Entry strand of our inquiry addresses a set of questions that will shed light on what it takes to launch a career in Jewish education and, in turn, what interventions might encourage promising candidates to seek and take up employment as Jewish educators.

These questions include: What attracts people, after they have completed a college degree or its equivalent, to work in the field of Jewish education? What deters them from the field? What pathways into the field are most likely to yield committed and qualified educators? And what might make the field more attractive to promising candidates?

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Michael J. Feuer, Dean Graduate School of Education and Human Development George Washington University