This article describes the efforts involved in developing and establishing a Master's in Clinical Sociology program, in Jerusalem, for Haredi women. The development of this educational program evolved over a period of one year and was implemented in the tall of 1994. The difficulties in developing a program for a cultural group unlike your own, over 10,000 miles away, and for very specific purposes presents special challenges. The reasons why there is a need for Haredi women, trained in counseling techniques, is also explored. In addition, there is a discussion of the students themselves and the problems they experience as students in this experimental program. Also described is a research project mat has been developed to learn more about the social and cultural dynamics of the unique communities where the students live and work.
Hartman, David W.; Feir, Betty J.; and Schwartzbaum, Avraham
"Teaching Across Boundaries: American Educators and Ultra-Orthodox Women in Jerusalem,"
Clinical Sociology Review: Vol. 15
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/csr/vol15/iss1/10