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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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Lankshear, David W.; Francis, Leslie J.; Eccles, Emma L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This study argues that assessment of student attitudes provides insight into the culture and climate of schools. The Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity was employed to explore the Christian culture and climate of Anglican church primary schools within the state-maintained sector across Wales. The analysis drew on responses from 1,899…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Christianity
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Prior, Christopher Michael – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
In Christian schools, leaders' roles include the integration of the particular beliefs of the community through all aspects of school life. This article describes an interpretive study into school leaders' perceptions of the essential features of Christian Education National (CEN) schools, how they integrated these features into school culture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Religious Education
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Joldersma, Clarence W. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
The article argues for welcoming LGBT students in Christian schools. The article develops an idea of justice based on Nicholas Wolterstorff's idea of claim-rights of vulnerable groups that have been wronged, and applies this to the security and recognition of LGBT students in Christian schools. The article presents empirical evidence about the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Homosexuality
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Benson, David – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
This article considers the Australian Curriculum, Assessment, and Reporting Authority's (ACARA) plan for Civics and Citizenship, assessing the role of religions therein. Through a dialectical hermeneutic, ACARA is brought into a mutually critical conversation with the work of curriculum theorist Dwayne Huebner. Both of their distinct visions are…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Civics, Citizenship Education, Hermeneutics
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de Kock, A. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
This article questions the implications of tribal forms of religious socialization for (religious) schools' and communities' contributions to the religious formation of Christian youth. It clarifies that the religious education of a new generation of young Christians requires authorities and communities to connect in a worldwide pedagogical space…
Descriptors: Socialization, Religion, Christianity, Religious Education
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Cooling, Trevor; Green, Elizabeth H. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
"What If Learning" is an approach to help teachers re-frame teaching and learning to support the Christian ethos of a school. This article presents the findings of research carried out with 14 teachers, in three state-funded church secondary schools in England. The findings provide an important insight into teachers' pedagogic practice.…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Churches, 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