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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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Horowski, Jaroslaw – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article addresses questions about the conditions of education for forgiveness, analysing them in terms of philosophy of education. The first part provides a review of the philosophical discussion on forgiveness. Revolving around the essence and moral value of forgiving, it is a debate which offers no explanations as to why people decide to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, Justice, Teaching Methods
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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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Jackson, Robert – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article considers human rights and their relevance to an impartial and inclusive form of religious and world views education. Such a form of education is justified because of its intrinsic worth as part of a liberal education, and its instrumental value to the personal development of students and to their social development as members of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Civil Rights, World Views, International Organizations
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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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Wilkinson, Jacqui; Francis, Leslie J.; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This study examines the associations between frequency of personal prayer, frequency of worship attendance and spiritual wellbeing among 468 students attending fourth, fifth and sixth classes within 18 Church of Ireland schools located in one diocese in the Republic of Ireland. Spiritual wellbeing is measured by a modified form of the Fisher…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Well Being, Elementary School Students
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Selvam, Sahaya G.; Munyiva, Lucia – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Since Martin Luther, religious education has largely been identified with catechism that used question and answer method, particularly in the Catholic church. For a person with intellectual disability, this offers a grave difficulty in religious formation. Could there be alternatives? The present study aimed at exploring the benefits of Catechesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholics, Children
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Carswell, Margaret – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2006 the Catholic Education Commission, Victoria, Australia, entered into an agreement with the Centre for Academic Teacher Training of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, to conduct research which would frame the identity structure of Victorian Catholic schools (Pollefeyt and Bouwens in Int Stud Cathol Educ…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Hermeneutics
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