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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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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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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
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Starkey, Janina; Rymarz, Richard – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Catholic Studies is a religious education course used in senior high schools in New South Wales, Australia. The course is not counted for university entrance but meets the requirement for students to undertake religious study whilst in catholic schools. This paper examines the perceptions of teachers on why students take the course and what parts…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, High School Students, Catholic Schools
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Korkeakoski, Katja; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This article discusses some of the experiences gained from three students studying ethics in integrated and collaborative RE lessons. The data comes from a teaching experiment devised especially for research purposes. In this experiment students from Lutheran, Greek Orthodox, secular humanist backgrounds studied ethics-related contents together.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Ethics, Humanism
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Capets, Mary Rachel – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2014, forty-five educators from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney embarked on a sacred journey to Rome for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. The pilgrimage was designed to offer faith formation, professional development and a means of sharing the faith with their school communities upon return. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers
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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe with examples what kind of challenges there are in the handling of religion in public school. This is done with case examples from interactions between teachers and Somali Muslim pupils and guardians in a school. The school is located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and has 350 pupils in grades 1-6. The…
Descriptors: Public Education, Religion, Religious Factors, Muslims
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Sakaranaho, Tuula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Recent decades have witnessed a change in European governments' policies from benign neglect to active management of religious diversity, where Islam is often seen as the most challenging religion for the European social order. However, the ways in which this 'management' is justified and undertaken varies from country to country and depends on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Public Education
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Berglund, Jenny; Gent, Bill – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This article presents the results of a participative study, involving a group of 27 British Muslim students aged 15-18, who were given the opportunity to reflect on the implications of having participated in two different 'traditions' of education: that is, Muslim supplementary education (in its various forms) and state mainstream schooling. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Adolescents, Secondary School Students
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Hammer, Aina; Schanke, Åge J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Over the last 20 years, religious education in Norway has received massive public and academic attention, due in part to clashing opinions regarding the role of such education in a generally secular society. As a result, the subject's name and curricula have been changed or modified several times. Currently, the curricula for 'Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Philosophy
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Bekerman, Zvi – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The paper critically approaches the western epistemological tradition and its psychologized perspectives that pose identitarian and cultural categories as standing at the basis of societal conflicts. It suggests that staying attached to a conceptualization of identity as a, more or less, fixed cognizant entity and of culture as a, rather, fixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Conflict Resolution, Bilingual Schools
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Iluz, Shira; Katz, Yaacov J.; Stern, Hindy – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The Jewish ultra-orthodox (Haredi) Talmud Torah schools have been consistently resistant to the process of standardization in content, measurement, and evaluation, in contrast to the Israeli state education system which has progressed steadily in these areas. Talmud Torah schools are private elementary schools for ultra-orthodox boys. Studies are…
Descriptors: Judaism, Academic Standards, Elementary Schools, Private Schools
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Rotar, Marius – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Religion has been taught in Romanian public schools since 1864, only discontinued during the communist regime. The decision of the Romanian Constitutional Court in November 2014, through which attending religion classes had to be confirmed through written request by parents or high school students aged 16 triggered fiery debates in the Romanian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Public Schools, Educational History
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