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Franken, Leni – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In 2018, the Québec Ethics and Religious Culture program celebrated its 10th anniversary. The launching of this program in schools in 2008 can be seen as the final step in a profound reorganization and a related deconfessionalization of the Québec educational system, a shift considered necessary to adapt school curricula to the present Québec…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Policy
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Francis, Leslie J.; Casson, Ann – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Drawing on data from a survey conducted among 9,810 young people in England, Scotland, and Wales, this study examines parental and peer influence on church attendance among 2146 13- to 15-year-old students who identified themselves as Catholics. The data suggested that young Catholics who practise their Catholic identity by attending church do so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Adolescents
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Hall, David; Sultmann, William; Townend, Geraldine – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Conciliar and post-conciliar documents provide a consistent stream of inspirational and informative directions for Catholic Education. This study explores the thematic constants within and across these releases, specifically in relation to the mission of the Catholic school. A series of Leximancer analyses, digital data mining processes of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Educational Strategies
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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups
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Geikina, Laima – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In Latvia the implementation of the new National Curriculum is oriented towards a competence based approach that focuses on learning by doing and is based on theoretical constructs of constructionism and social constructivism. For the first time since Latvia gained independence in 1990, the new National Curriculum will provide a unique opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Competency Based Education
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Hudson, Don Michael; Roberts, Andy M. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Institutions of faith can no longer assume students of faith, and institutions of faith can no longer assume that a survey of the Old and New Testaments in today's college curriculum will provide the necessary elements to develop, sustain, and nurture biblical literacy in students. Nor can it be assumed that this antiquated model will equip…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, World Views, Teaching Methods
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Haverback, Heather R.; Bojczyk, Kathryn E. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore preservice teachers' religion self-efficacy beliefs and the relationship those beliefs have with regard to their internship experiences. In this paper, we examined participants who are education majors at a religious university. The measure selected for this study included a reflection journal. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Religion, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Luby, Antony – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
As the Catholic Church encounters secularism and pluralism, one of her main responses has been dialogue. Some of the prime manifestations have been the political initiative of the Courtyard of the Gentiles and the plea from the Congregation for Catholic Education for a grammar of dialogue as envisaged in the recent document Educating for fraternal…
Descriptors: Catholics, Political Issues, Humanism, Interpersonal Communication
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Hyde, Brendan – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Through further consideration of data emanating from the author's original research into ways in which children are predisposed to learn in approaches to religious education influenced by Jerome Berryman's Godly Play method, a new disposition has been identified, "connecting to life." It comprises three elements--(1) making connections…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Relevance (Education), Empathy
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Lovat, Terence – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The article will put the case for a robust theology to underpin religious education with potential to address contemporary matters in a way that genuinely informs and stimulates critical and self-reflective knowing. It will utilize a Habermasian frame of reference in constructing this argument. The article will then explore religious extremism,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Antisocial Behavior, Violence
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Sultmann, William; Brown, Raymond – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Eight Catholic school communities across Australia nominated teacher identity characteristics aligned with an understanding of Catholic school mission from a local community perspective. A data mining process (Leximancer Manual in https://www.leximancer.com. Version 2.23, 2017) of the collated narratives from focus groups (n = 73) highlighted the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools