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Stockinger, Helena – Religious Education, 2019
The qualitative Early Childhood research project analyzes how children, aged five to six years, talk about the dimensions of diversity they recognize in their kindergarten and how two kindergartens in Austria deal with diversity. The children talk about age, gender, size, language, religion, different countries of origin, and skin colors. With…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Diversity
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Achituv, Sigal – Religious Education, 2019
The article describes a study on the gender identity of kindergarten teachers in the Israeli State Religious Education System (Hemed). The aim was to investigate their perception of gender identity in light of Orthodox feminism and discover how this is reflected in their work, particularly in the Torah stories they tell. The study, based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Hyde, Brendan – Religious Education, 2010
"Godly Play", an approach to Religious Education in early childhood devised by Jerome W. Berryman, has been utilized by many Christian denominations in Sunday school contexts and it is currently influencing the design of early years' Religious Education curricula in many Catholic dioceses. One of the appealing qualities of the Godly Play process…
Descriptors: Play, Religious Factors, Foster Care, Religious Education
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de Roos, Simone A. – Religious Education, 2006
This contribution offers an overview of two studies testing two attachment theoretical correspondence hypotheses in the prediction of individual differences in young children's God concepts. The correspondence hypothesis supposes that people's view on God parallels their images of their early caregiver-child relationship. The revised…
Descriptors: Young Children, Individual Differences, Religion, Socialization
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Anne, Greer; Ng, Wenh-In – Religious Education, 2004
The full identity of Asian heritage children growing up in Canada and the U.S. includes the Judaeo-Christian biblical tradition, the Euro-Anglo tradition of the dominant culture, and the traditions of their heritage culture. This article makes a case for including culture-specific stories from learners' own heritage for more holistic identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Immigrants, Religious Education
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Hyde, Brendan – Religious Education, 2004
This article aims to explore the connections between a religious education curriculum's methodology in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia and some contemporary theories about children's spirituality. "The Good Shepherd Experience" curriculum is intended for use with 5- and 6-year-old children in the first years of formal schooling.…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Imagination, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors
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Seymour, Jack L. – Religious Education, 2004
Christian religious educators in the Religious Education Association are challenged to reclaim their theological nerve and their partnership in public conversations about the educational practices of U.S. society. Beginning with the work of Randolph Crump Miller in the 1950s, this essay traces through the pages of Religious Education the dialogue…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Religious Education, Christianity, Philosophy
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth; Lee, Boyung; Turpin, Katherine; Casas, Ralph; Bridgers, Lynn; Miles, Veronice – Religious Education, 2004
Religious education has changed considerably over the 100 years of the Religious Education Association (REA); urgency has increased for human communities to honor diversity. The focus of this article is realities, visions, and promises of cultural diversity. The article includes an overview of REA's recent history, exemplifying its efforts and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, College Students
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Durka, Gloria – Religious Education, 2004
This article presents the author's experience of James Fowler's theory of faith development, from her first exposure to the idea in 1973 until the present. She cites Fowler?s consistent emphasis on the necessity and significance of conversation among religious communities. Throughout his research, Fowler has had to acknowledge its plurality and…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education
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Cross, Karen J. – Religious Education, 2003
Contemporary White cultural bias is a complex social pattering and possessiveness rooted in unchallenged assumptions and privileged status arising from historic and structural racism, classism, sexism, and suburbanism. A church school curriculum that reflects only the experience, language, and culture of writers, editors, and illustrators raised…
Descriptors: Whites, Middle Class, Suburbs, Disproportionate Representation