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Kohn, Eli – Religious Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the development of a curriculum framework for prayer in UK centrist orthodox Jewish primary schools. This process began in 2011 and continues in an ongoing way. This is the first time that there has been a communal effort across Jewish schools that focuses on this area of the curriculum. The impetus for such a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Judaism, Day Schools, Curriculum Development
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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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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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Barth, Anat; Benoliel, Pascale – Religious Education, 2019
Schools in Western cultures, including Israel, have been transformed from closed to open systems. This change is especially important to the principal's role and leadership style. This article seeks to investigate the cultural-religious differences in Israeli Jewish principals' leadership styles. Data were collected from 1,859 teachers, 34% from…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Nelson, James – Religious Education, 2019
This article considers whether nurture has value as a concept within plural religious education settings in a common school. This exploration is carried out through a critical review of one school type in Ireland that made belief-nurture a core aim of its educational program. The findings identify a number of areas where belief-specific nurture in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Beliefs, Curriculum Design, Teacher Role
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – Religious Education, 2017
This mixed method study examines Finnish pupils' (N = 825; age groups 12-13, 15-16) views on the place of religion in the public school. Religious landscape in Finnish society has changed significantly in recent years, as the "new" diversity (Vertovec 2015) has supplemented the "old" one. The role of institutionalized religion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Role of Religion
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Filipovic, Ana Thea; Rihtar, Stanko – Religious Education, 2017
The first part of the article deals with the European and, specifically, Croatian sociopolitical and cultural framework of inclusive pedagogy and presents its basic postulates. The second part contains answers to questions linked to the treatment of differences in religious education in Croatia and characteristics of teachers that can be linked to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Teaching Methods
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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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Fleischer, Barbara J.; DeMoor, Emily – Religious Education, 2015
Environmental consciousness-raising programs tend to emphasize the magnitude of imminent ecological disasters, if humans continue on their current trajectory. While these environmental literacy programs also call for action to avoid cataclysmic ecological changes, psychological research on "learned helplessness" suggests that information…
Descriptors: Social Action, Conservation (Environment), Psychological Patterns, Christianity
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Resnick, David – Religious Education, 2011
"Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006) is the first Hollywood film to focus on the Bar Mitzvah ceremony in its family, congregational, and Jewish community context. The film demonstrates how popular culture reflects community values, but may also shape them. The hero is alienated both from the synagogue service and his mega-Bar Mitzvah party. In line…
Descriptors: Personal Space, Jews, Popular Culture, Values
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Dalton, Russell W. – Religious Education, 2009
This article reflects on the vivid images of reading presented in several popular fantasy novels, including "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "The Great Good Thing," and "The Neverending Story." It suggests that these images can be used to help children, youth, and adults reflect on the nature of reading and the potential power of reading sacred texts.…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Novels, Religious Education, Reader Text Relationship
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Marashe, Joel; Ndamba, Gamuchirai Tsitsiozashe; Chireshe, Excellent – Religious Education, 2009
Zimbabwe's Education Ministry recommended the teaching of African Traditional Religion in recognition of its multi-religious society. This study sought to establish the extent to which African Traditional Religion is taught in primary schools, the challenges faced by teachers, and opportunities for promoting its teaching. A descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Religion, Life Style
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Avest, Ina ter; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2009
In this contribution we explore processes of Structural Identity Consultation (SIC) with primary school teachers, and the opportunities this kind of team meetings offers for a nontraditional way to live with religious tradition(s). We take our start in everyday classrooms, characterized by religious diversity. The thoughts of Levinas, and his view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Religion, Beliefs
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