Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D. Education (Special Field: Philosophy), 1976.
Academic Areas of Interest:
Questions at the intersection of ethics and education; moral education; Jewish civilization and education; religion and education.
- Member (and former director) of the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
- Director of the Program in Education and Jewish Studies
- Member of the Religious Studies Program.
Honors and Awards:
- University Teaching Award
- Member of the University of Wisconsin's Teaching Academy.
Current and Recent Professional Activities:
Educational Consultant to the Mandel Foundation.
Current Research Projects:
Education and the Challenge of Meaning; Learning Texts (an inquiry into classical religious texts that concern the nature of education); The Role of Guiding Visions in Education.
Recent and Representative Publications:
"Dewey's Groundwork," Essays in Honor of Professor Seymour Fox, Mordechai Nisan, ed., forthcoming.
"A Guiding Vision and Educational Planning" in Curriculum and Consequence, Barry Franklin, ed., New York: Teachers College Press, 2000, pp. 15 - 29.
"Socratic Teaching: A Critical Assessment." Journal of Moral Education, 1994, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 119-134.
"Dewey's Conception of Growth Reconsidered." Educational Theory, 1990, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 293-294.
Philosophical conceptions of teaching and learning; philosophy of moral education; educational ethics; education and Jewish civilization