CAJE-MIAMI CHOSEN TO BE PART OF NATIONAL STUDY
Posted on 12/13/2019 @ 02:00 PM
CAJE-MIAMI CHOSEN TO BE PART
OF NATIONAL STUDY
Out of the hundreds of U.S. Jewish communities in North America, CAJE-Miami has been chosen to participate in a national research study investigating critical questions regarding the recruitment, retention, and development of Jewish educators in North America.
What makes our Miami-Dade Jewish community so special?
Why, the existence of CAJE, of course! This opportunity would not have come to Miami if we did not have a central organization like CAJE possessing close relationships with the Jewish schools and educational organizations in the community to ensure robust participation in the study.
Miami-Dade is now part of an exclusive group of 8 communities chosen to be part of a National Jewish Educator Study led by the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE), conducted by Rosov Consulting.
The survey will go out at the end of January to all the Jewish educators in our Miami-Dade Jewish day schools, early childhood centers and congregational schools. Data will also be collected from Jewish youth groups, summer camps and adult learning educators.
This study will have far-reaching benefits on several levels:
Most broadly, the data from this study will help provide a strong empirical foundation for local and national Jewish education policy makers and funders to consider interventions that can lead to strengthened systems for the recruitment, retention and development of high quality Jewish educators across all sectors of the field.
At the most grassroots level, this study represents perhaps the most significant opportunity to date for us to learn about the counts and characteristics of educators in our community, to get a full picture of the landscape in which they work, and to better understand how that landscape affects the experiences and career trajectories of our educators.
This information and the resulting insights will build our community’s capacity for data-driven decisions and planning with regard to supporting Jewish educators and their work.
CAJE-Miami is excited to take part in this national research study and is looking forward to using the data collected to further increase our community’s knowledge of and planning for the Miami Jewish educational landscape.
Stay tuned for more news about this prestigious opportunity!