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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Hoel, Nina – Religious Education, 2016
Set against the backdrop of a changing pluralistic South African society, this article traces the shifts concerning religion in public education, followed by an examination of the discernible motivations that undergirded the establishment of women's "madrasahs" (Islamic educational institutions). Collectively representing an alternative…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Religion, Public Education
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Ntho-Ntho, Albertina Maitumeleng; Nieuwenhuis, Jan – British Journal of Religious Education, 2016
Since 1995, the National Department of Education has developed a number of policies to give effect to the proposed transformation outlined in White Paper 1 (Notice 196 of 1995) and in subsequent legislation. A range of Acts and policies were introduced, many of them dealing with how religion should be dealt with in schools and it culminated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Religion, Educational Legislation
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Nogueira-Godsey, Elaine – British Journal of Religious Education, 2016
Thirteen years have passed since the Minister of Education, Kader Asmal, implemented the National Policy on Religion and Education in 2003 (South African Government 2003). The policy provided a new framework to promote diversity by educating young people about the religions of others as well as respect towards freedom of religious expression, a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Social Discrimination
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Brodie, Robert William – British Journal of Religious Education, 2013
There have been persistent allegations that the South African political authorities misused religious education (RE) during the years that Christian National Education (CNE) philosophy held sway, in order to achieve political ends. In this article, an attempt is made to locate and evaluate evidence that will demonstrate whether or not the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Educational Philosophy
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Sporre, Karin – British Journal of Religious Education, 2012
In this article texts by scholars from South Africa, Sweden and Great Britain are analysed. They contributed as invited speakers to a conference in Sweden in 2009 on changing societies, values, religions and education. Here a South-North dialogue on diversity and the future of education is constructed through the way their conference contributions…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Waghid, Yusef – British Journal of Religious Education, 2009
Nowadays education in the madrassahs (Muslim schools) is constantly being placed under the spotlight, such as being considered as seedbeds for terrorism. This article takes a critical look at some South African madrassahs with the aim to find out what these educational institutions do and whether or not the possibility for radicalisation and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Curriculum Research
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Kitshoff, M. C. – Religious Education, 1994
Discusses the role of religious education in the future planning and implementation of South Africa's education system. Reviews the role of religion before 1990, particularly the Dutch Reformed Church. Concludes that the future of religious education in South Africa depends on the future of religion. (CFR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change