Jewish Lives: a longitudinal study to explore changing lives of Jewish secondary school students and their families. Focus: The First Seven Years of the Study
Topics: Longitudinal Studies, Teenagers, Jewish Schools, Main Topic: Education, Schools: Seconday / High Schools
Abstract: In 2011 we started following a cohort of Jewish 11 year-old students as they entered both Jewish and non-Jewish secondary schools. We were interested in finding out about their school choices and experiences, attitudes to Judaism, Jewish identity and affiliation, sense of belonging in Britain, milestones and significant events. We were also interested in finding out about their life choices after school. As we reach the end of seven years of research, we are able to look back at the opinions and attitudes of our students and their families with regard to their Jewish lives and their schooling.