Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-17-1962

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Meir Ben-Horin

Second Advisor

Judah Pilch


Our Design. The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the element of philosophy in Conservative curricula. We shall seek to determine the extent to which the curricula designed for the Conservative congregational elementary schools reflect the philosophies of Judaism and of education advocated by the leaders of the movement. In the present introductory chapter we shall take a brief glance at the historical and sociological background of the Conservative movement. In the second chapter the main philosophical and theological trends among Conservative thinkers will be described. The third will detail the educational aims of the Conservative school system. The fourth will examine the Jewish and Educational philosophies of past and present Conservative curricula. The fifth and concluding chapter will contain a brief summary of our findings and conclusions.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. BM103 .L47 1962.

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