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Gardner, Ryan S.; Soules, Kate; Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In a world that is becoming increasingly globalized, it is ironic--as well as unfortunate and sometimes tragic--that secular and religious worldview education is decreasing, in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This article argues for the immediate need for programs that intentionally prepare teachers for all aspects of the educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Religious Education, Peace, World Views
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Jeynes, William H. – Religious Education, 2017
For the past half century, the American public school system has been on the receiving end of a considerable amount of criticism. People of faith have often been at the forefront of expressing that criticism. Attached to their criticism religious people have often called for school choice programs that include faith-based schools as the…
Descriptors: School Choice, Criticism, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change
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O'Gorman, Robert T. – Religious Education, 2015
There is a movement toward "corporatization" evident in Catholic hospitals, Catholic schools, and Catholic social service agencies taking up management structures and other features and behaviors employed by corporations. Many see these practices as threatening the identity and influence of religion as the profit concerns begin to take…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Hospitals
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Karnieli, Mira – Religious Education, 2014
Israel is a multicultural state where ultra-Orthodox groups run their own separate schools. The present phenomenological study examined and compared the management patterns and educational emphases of three women principals of religious schools (Muslim, Christian [Franciscan], and ultra-Orthodox Jewish). The findings show that the ultra-Orthodox…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freedom, Creativity, Jews
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Ghiloni, Aaron J. – Religious Education, 2011
This article explores interreligious education from the perspective of John Dewey's educational philosophy. Keenly aware that twentieth-century individuals and societies would have an expanding plurality of experiences, Dewey proposed a democratic educational philosophy able to account for life in a pluralistic world. Three interconnected themes…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democratic Values, Religious Education, Interpersonal Communication
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Ocal, Mustafa – Religious Education, 2007
One of the most controversial issues in Turkey since the establishment of the Republic in 1923 has been the question of religious education in general, with a focus on the Imam and Preacher Schools (IPS) in particular. This continues to be a serious problem even today. This article touches on this important matter. The article begins with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clergy, Religious Education, Islam
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Neill, Charlotte M. – Religious Education, 2006
This article explores the important role that the religion of Islam plays in the education of Egyptian children. The scrutiny under which the Islamic world finds itself in the after-math of September 11, 2001 has resulted in calls for educational reform, not only from the outside world, but also from the Muslim world itself. The author has a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Idalovichi, Israel – Religious Education, 2003
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview and analysis of attitudes of Israeli K-12 educators and bible teachers toward religious studies. Teachers' attitudes toward bible teaching as a mandatory subject are, on the whole, positive throughout the country. The present study addresses the absence of systematic research into the opinions…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Biblical Literature, Religious Education