There are presently nearly two dozen ideologically pluralistic Jewish high schools in North America. In these schools, leaders seek to craft community within institutions that are philosophically committed to embracing diversity with respect to religious belief and practice. To date, little research has explored the tensions faced in these schools as their leaders work to define and enact visions of pluralism. This study addresses that gap by investigating how stakeholders in pluralistic Jewish high schools define the concept of pluralism, the ways in which pluralism is manifested in these schools, the tensions that pervade pluralistic school life, and the approaches to leadership that enable leaders to navigate these tensions and build community amidst diversity.having it permeate effectively throughout such a large school: aquot;I can sit in this office and worry about that, but there are levels and levels.aquot; The schoola#39;s leadership tends to perceive the existence of the vision-reality gap as a necessary stage inanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Paradox of Pluralism: Leadership and Community Building in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools|
|Author||:||Michael Aaron Kay|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|