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Gracie, Anita; Brown, Andrew W. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
The Controlled Schools' sector in Northern Ireland is usually described as de facto Protestant. By examining its history and current context, this article considers the veracity of that statement. In many schools RE is often 'squeezed out' of an already overcrowded timetable. This results in the quantity and quality of RE teaching varying widely,…
Descriptors: Protestants, Educational History, Christianity, Cultural Pluralism
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Rayner, Christopher S.; Swabey, Karen J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
School chaplaincy services aim to promote student and school community well-being. Given the community interest in chaplaincy services in government schools, it is important that research inform future developments to maximize the potential benefits of chaplaincy services to schools. In this study, 68 chaplains in the Australian state of Tasmania…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Online Surveys
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Chalwell, Kaye – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Special Religious Education is faith-based single tradition religious education taught in many Australian public schools by volunteer teachers who are adherents of the faith they are teaching. This paper derives from a qualitative study of the pedagogy of Christian Special Religious Education teachers that took place between 2010 and 2014. Love is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Public Schools, Volunteers, Teaching Methods
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Moulin, Daniel – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
This article considers potential problems concerning Religious Education in public (state-funded) secondary schools in England in order to inform ongoing debates about religion in public education in the United States and elsewhere. Findings of empirical studies conducted in England are discussed in relation to arguments that critique Religious…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Religious Education, Christianity, Foreign Countries