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The effect of Orthodox Jewish education on adolescent identity : a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Lessing, A. C. (Anna Christina), 1947- en Hensman, Colleen Rose en 2009-08-25T10:48:59Z 2009-08-25T10:48:59Z 2009-08-25T10:48:59Z 2003-01-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Hensman, Colleen Rose (2009) The effect of Orthodox Jewish education on adolescent identity : a case study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Orthodox Jewish adolescents develop and mature within a very structured environment. The aim of this study was to explore adolescent psychosocial identity development within Orthodox Jewish education. The secondary focus was the nature of the religious identity acquired through religious education, specifically Jewish Orthodox education. The literature study explored adolescent identity and development (within Erikson's framework), religious orientation and Orthodox Jewish education. The qualitative research was conducted empirically, in the form of a case study of seven adolescents from a single-sex Orthodox school based in Johannesburg. The themes that emerged from the empirical study are as follows: the community; Orthodox Judaism; education; parents, family and peers; adolescent and religious identity. The study indicated that the participants' identity development is dominated by their religious psychosocial world that paradoxically provides the structure that supports and complicates their identity development. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (92 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject The nature of adolescence en
dc.subject Adolescent identity development (cf. Erikson)
dc.subject Psychosocial adolescent identity development
dc.subject Religious education
dc.subject Jewish Orthodox education
dc.subject Teachers' and learners' difficulties in Orthodox Jewish education
dc.subject Jewish Orthodox adolescents
dc.subject Adolescent identity development in Orthodox Jews
dc.subject Religious identity
dc.subject.ddc 155.5088296
dc.subject.lcsh Erikson, Erik (Erik Homburger) 1902-
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish families -- Religious life
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in adolescence
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Religious aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Jews -- Identity
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish religious education
dc.subject.lcsh Adolsecence -- Religious life
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish children -- Psychological aspects
dc.title The effect of Orthodox Jewish education on adolescent identity : a case study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en M.Ed. (Guidance and Counseling) en

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