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Rietveld-van Wingerden, Marjoke; ter Avest, Ina; Westerman, Wim – Religious Education, 2012
During the last decades the concept of interreligious education has been developed in which exploration and personal identity formation form important aspects. The increasing multi-cultural and multi-religious society requires open, respectful, and tolerant attitudes for which schools have to prepare. Therefore, theorists on interreligious…
Descriptors: Religion, Peace, Religious Education, Self Concept
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ter Avest, Ina; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien; Miedema, Siebren – Religious Education, 2012
Brains and gender, separately and in their interrelatedness, are hot items today in popular journals and academic literature. It is in particular the complexity of the interdependence of physical-, psychological-, and contextual-related developments of feminization in education that we focus on these contributions. We argue that a combination of…
Descriptors: Brain, Psychology, Self Concept, Spiritual Development
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Miedema, Siebren; ter Avest, Ina – Religious Education, 2011
In the secular age religious education and citizenship education could and should be fruitfully combined. That is the present authors' view on current developments in schools aiming at the strengthening and the flourishing of students' personal religious identity. Presupposition is that religious identity needs to be interpreted as an integral…
Descriptors: World Views, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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ter Avest, Ina; Jozsa, Dan-Paul; Knauth, Thorsten – Religious Education, 2010
In this article about the Dutch contribution to the REDCo sub-project on the role of gender, related to religion in/and school, the authors present the characteristics in the answers girls and boys, respectively gave to their questionnaires. Qualitative as well as quantitative methods were used in this research project. The research findings show…
Descriptors: Religion, Role, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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ter Avest, Ina; Bakker, Cok; Miedema, Siebren – Religious Education, 2008
The last decade identity is often and very fruitfully conceptualized as "narrative identity." Neither for individuals nor for groups is identity a given beforehand anymore. On the contrary, identity has to be constructed in an inductive way continuously. Three qualitative research methods are applied to explore in an inductive way the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Autobiographies