Not At Risk [Hardcover]

By: Menachem Gottesman
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Not At Risk-- Education as a Work Of Heart
By Menachem Gottesman

Product Description
Jerusalem's Mercaz L'Mida Dati Learning Center ('Meled') has been transforming lives of youths and restoring families for over twenty years. Not At Risk tells its story in the words of its founders, and details groundbreaking educational work, sharing not only experiences and insights of faculty members and parents, but heartwarming, and at times deeply painful, personal stories of former students.
In addition to his professional experience in child development, Dr. Menachem Gottesman drew upon three main sources to create a healing educational environment for youth labelled 'at risk: A.S. Neill's philosophy of education, the therapeutic method developed by Dr. Milton H. Erickson, and the spiritual outlook of Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
Not At Risk shares the secret of Meled's success. Open-minded educators, professionals working with adolescents, and concerned parents will find this book an invaluable resource.

About the Author
Dr. Menachem Gottesman founded the Mercaz L'Mida Dati (Meled) Learning Center High School in Jerusalem after an extensive career in academia, research in the social sciences, as well as in education, and clinical consultation, both in the U.S. and Israel. After receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York, he completed both an M.A. degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Relations from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Dr. Gottesman made Aliyah to Israel with his wife, Leah, and their three children in 1977, where they later made their home in the community of Efrat, south of Jerusalem.
Leah Leslie Gottesman has a B.A. in English Literature and Education from City College of the State University of New York and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the English Department at Bar Ilan University. She divides her professional skills between teaching English, marketing, journalism, fundraising and tourism, and enjoys writing poetry and studying archaeology. Leah has been supportive of and involved with many aspects of the Meled School's development since its inception.

Binding: Hardcover
180 Pages
ISBN: 9781940516745

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