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EAF 228: Social Foundations of Education: Jewish Americans

Selected Books

American Education and the European Immigrant: 1840-1940
See Education and the Advancement of American Jews, starting on page 44.

Going to America, Going to School: The Jewish Immigrant Public School Encounter in Turn-of-the-Century New York City

A History of Jewish Education in America

History of Immigrant Female Students in Chicago Public Schools, 1900--1950
This link leads to a citation for a doctoral dissertation completed at the Univerity of Illinois/Urbana.  To the right of the screen, you will see a link to the "Full Text-PDF".  This is over 200 pages, so you won't want to print the whole dissertation.  Look at the table of contents starting on page vii.  There is a great deal of background information as well as chapters devoted to specific ethnic groups.

The Education of Jews and the American Community: 1840 to the New Millenium

Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd edition
Volume 4, pages 1340-1343

Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American  City, 1880-1935 / Joel Perlmann

Jewish Americans: Doing Well and Doing Good
Links to part of a PBS documentary on Jewish Americans.

Our Parents’ Lives: The Americanization of Eastern European Jews
Chapter 3, Breaking Away From Torah: The Impact of American Schooling, starts on page 74.  A section entitled "God, Country, and Home": Jewish Children in Ameriocan Schools starts on page 85.

Visions of Jewish Education

Ethnic Differences: Schooling and Social Structure Among the Irish, Italians, Jews, and Blacks in an American City, 1880-1935
Although this book is essentially a scholarly treatment of the situation in one city (Providence, RI), it provides some general observations that may be useful.

How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America