Jon A. Levisohn
Jon A. Levisohn, Associate Professor and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought, is a philosopher of education, with a particular interest in the purposes, processes and outcomes of Jewish education in all of its various settings. At Brandeis, he also serves as Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education.
Recent publications include The Interpretive Virtues: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Teaching and Learning of Historical Narratives (forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell), "What Work Do the Concepts of 'Language and Literature' Do for Michael Rosenak?” (Journal of Jewish Education, 2014), Turn It and Turn It Again: Studies in the Teaching and Learning of Jewish Texts (with Sue Fendrick, Academic Studies Press, 2013), and “Rethinking the Education of Cultural Minorities to and from Assimilation: A Perspective from Jewish Education” (Diaspora and Indigenous Minority Education, 2013).
He is currently working on his next project, Jewish Education in Pursuit of Virtue, an effort to reconceptualize the learning goals of Jewish education in terms of the moral and intellectual dispositions that we aspire and intend for students to develop.