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Johnson, Susanne – Religious Education, 1993
Contends that many people feel that academic excellence in higher education is being threatened by multicultural education. Provides a summary of the issues and argues that religious educators should be guided by the concept of "hospitality" regarding minority and other underrepresented groups in education. (ACM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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O'Brien, Maureen R. – Religious Education, 1993
Asserts that efforts by Christian churches to join in humanitarian community efforts are hindered by diversity and reluctance to participate in public engagement. Maintains that a "public church" is necessary in society today. Contends that there are two main tasks: (1) education of disciple-citizens; and (2) education of the public. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Role, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility
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Browning, Robert L. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that greater cooperation among world religions can lead to interfaith dialogue and joint action to solve world environmental problems. Proposes models to follow in promoting interfaith dialogue and action. Recommends injecting a cooperative spirit into theological and lay education and the inclusion of the legal study of religion in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Larsen, Jerry – Religious Education, 1993
Reviews recent research on brain development from the time of birth through the development of complex intellectual functioning. Contends that brain hemisphere functions have a significant impact on learning and behavior. Recommends that religious educators should learn how to use knowledge about cognitive development to encourage religious…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development
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Alexander, Hanan A. – Religious Education, 1992
Discusses the nature of Jewish educational research. Addresses four questions: (1) what makes Jewish educational research unique; (2) what issues does it address; (3) what methods should it employ; and (4) what sort of institutions should it study? Concludes that it combines educational research and Judaic studies emphasizing transmission of…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Research, Judaism, Religious Cultural Groups
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Elias, John L. – Religious Education, 1993
Contends that there has been little attention given to the development of professional ethics for religious educators. Asserts that intellectual freedom, equality, and personal freedom/public responsibility need to be given special attention in a code of ethics for religious educators. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Codes of Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection
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Gorman, Margaret; And Others – Religious Education, 1994
Reports on a study of the impact of service learning on the moral development of 70 undergraduate students. Finds that those with service learning experience showed a significantly higher rate of growth on a moral development measure than those who did not participate. Makes recommendations for further research. (CFR)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Females
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Religious Education, 1993
Discusses the increasingly multicultural nature of California's population. Questions whether multiculturalism can be incorporated into Christian education. Provides a checklist of multicultural religious education programs divided into knowledge, skill, and attitude components. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Phan, Peter C. – Religious Education, 1995
Argues for the incorporation of multicultural objectives into Catholic university curriculum. Maintains that the Catholic doctrine of diversified unity makes it particularly qualified to mediate among the polarizing elements of multiculturalism. Contains 10 broad guidelines for establishing multicultural objectives within a Catholic university.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Consciousness Raising, Conservatism
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Fisher, Allen – Religious Education, 1995
Compares values and ethics related courses in three types of colleges. The study included three variables: Total Values Courses Required, Contemporary Values Courses Required, and Nonreligion Values Courses Required. Discovers that, although Evangelical colleges require greater coursework, instruction is often one-sided. (MJP)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Evaluation
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Butkus, Russell A. – Religious Education, 1989
Summarizes the reconceptualists view of curriculum building. Responds to the critique that the reconceptualist view point is overly theoretical. Draws upon Paulo Freire's model of pedagogy to illustrate praxis based on a process of curriculum development that takes seriously the reconceptualist view of the social, historical, and political…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Hill, Brennan R. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that contemporary theology of creation is concerned with social, ecological, and nuclear crises, pointing out that many theologians assume responsibility for offering values needed for earth's survival. Reports on the perspectives of four theologians on creation: Gibson Winter; John Haught; A. R. Peacocke; and Sallie McFague. Suggest…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Creationism, Curriculum Development
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Siejk, Kate – Religious Education, 1993
Contends than an important dimension of multicultural religious education is the development of cognitive, affective, and behavioral characteristics consistent with cultural pluralism. Presents alternative views to traditional Western epistemology, focusing on postmodern feminist theories of learning. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Cultural Pluralism
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McConnell, Taylor; McConnell, June – Religious Education, 1991
Discusses an evaluation of the Culture Bridging project, an effort to narrow differences among Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and the broader U.S. society through Christian ministry. Reports that interviews were conducted with 36 participating families. Concludes that success for such a project requires cross-cultural cooperation,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Christianity, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness