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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on the results of their previous research at cooperation schools in the Netherlands, where students and teachers from nonaffiliated and Christian backgrounds come together. Dewey's perspective on educating democratic values is combined with empirical results of this research, answering the question what Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values
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Markus, Johanna Janna; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien D.; de Kock, A. (Jos); de Muynck, A. (Bram); Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
Previous research showed that strong religious communities wish for cohesion and cooperation between pedagogical environments in religious socialization. This explorative and descriptive study examines what Dutch orthodox Protestant primary school teachers perceive to be their role in comparison with others, such as parents. We extensively…
Descriptors: Protestants, Religious Education, Socialization, Elementary School Teachers
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van Wijnen, Harmen; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2017
This article describes how communal aspects of faith find their way back into the lives of adolescents. The communal aspects of faith within individualized societies need more attention. It seems that with the current emphasis on individual faith, the intrinsic power of communal aspects of faith has been lost. This study shows that informal…
Descriptors: Religion, Adolescents, Religious Factors, Tribes
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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2016
In this article the authors present the results of their research of cooperation schools in the Netherlands. These schools are an exception in the dual educational system because they originate from a merger of a religiously neutral public school and a religious school. The data, provided by school principals, show key values of the cooperation…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Religion, Foreign Countries
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Visser-Vogel, Elsbeth; Westerink, Janneke; de Kock, Jos; Barnard, Marcel; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2012
The aim of this article is to present a framework for studying the religious identity development of highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents. Building on existing theories on identity development, the authors define highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents as "orthoprax" adolescents and explore the consequences of this for…
Descriptors: Muslims, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Guidelines