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Museka, Godfrey – Religious Education, 2019
This study explores phenomenology of religion as a potential guide for the implementation of a multifaith religious education curriculum in Zimbabwe. The study relies on document analysis, in particular the 1999 Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Education and Training report, the Curriculum Framework for Primary and Secondary Education…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Course Descriptions, Religious Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2016
The current study examines how Israeli teachers' beliefs and ideologies are expressed in their teaching of Biblical miracles. The article explores how Israeli teachers broach the topic of Biblical miracles, and how their beliefs and ideologies help them navigate a path from the national curriculum to the classroom. The article focuses on three key…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Hammad, Hamza Abed Alkarim – Religious Education, 2014
The study concludes that most Islamic sciences courses in schools and universities adopt a dogmatic or indoctrinatory approach combined with little room for dialogue and discussion. The study recommends reconsidering Islamic science textbooks through including additional higher-order thinking skills and reconsidering Sharia faculties' syllabi.
Descriptors: Role, Islam, Science Instruction, Textbooks
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Reichard, Joshua D. – Religious Education, 2014
This article comprises an empirical case study of student religiosity in the context of urban school choice. The purpose of this study was to compare student religiosity in a racially diverse religious private school to determine whether religious faith is a unifying factor across racial categories. Insofar as school choice has been called…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Religious Factors, Urban Schools, Religious Education
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Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D. – Religious Education, 2014
The aim of this research is to investigate the intergenerational changes that have occurred in Australian Jewish day schools and the challenges these pose for religious and Jewish education. Using a grounded theory approach according to the constant comparative method (Strauss 1987), data from three sources (interviews [296], observations [27],…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Generational Differences, Barriers, Jews
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Franchi, Leonard – Religious Education, 2013
The publication in 2011 of "This is Our Faith" (TIOF), the Catholic Church in Scotland's syllabus for religious education in Catholic schools, is a significant contribution to wider debates on the appropriate conceptual framework for religious education. Recent teaching of the Holy See has suggested that religious education in Catholic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Religious Education, Catholic Schools
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Oplatka, Izhar; Golan, Reli – Religious Education, 2011
The study aimed to trace teachers' role behaviors that religious teachers "perceive" as mandatory versus discretionary and non-prescribed at work. Based on interviews with 15 teachers working in the Israeli religious state education, it was found that teaching the subject matter, preparing students for national exams, encouraging…
Descriptors: Jews, Teacher Role, Teacher Behavior, Compliance (Legal)
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Cohen, Erik H.; Bar-Shalom, Yehuda – Religious Education, 2010
Utilizing "teachable moments" within daily situations to impart knowledge and transmit values is a type of informal education. In a structured camp environment, such teachable moments may be integrated into the educational curriculum. "Jewish teachable moments" may be used to address Judaism and Jewish Peoplehood holistically,…
Descriptors: Jews, Summer Programs, Recreational Activities, Religious Education
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Donlevy, J. Kent; Crimmon, A. Mac – Religious Education, 2009
The Canadian province of Alberta is a jurisdiction where religious pluralism is fostered within the public school system. This article is a case study of that phenomenon that briefly reviews the genesis, denouement, and resurrection of Protestant education in Alberta's public schools. Warranted by Alberta's 1988 "alternative school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Public Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Conyer, Bryan – Religious Education, 2009
Pluralism is an ambiguous term with a multiplicity of meanings. In recent decades there has been a proliferation of a newer category of Jewish Day Schools, the Jewish Community School. Jewish Community Schools distinguish themselves by positioning pluralism as a foundational concept of their school's ethos. Very little is known about how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Day Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Lipetz, Laila – Religious Education, 2004
As a lover of language and literature, as a serious yet secular Jew, and as a long-time educator in Jewish schools who strives to implement the best practices possible, the author found herself in an educational trap. Typically, even in liberal Jewish practice, Written Law, i.e. the Torah, and Oral Law, i.e. the rabbinic commentaries, are tightly…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Judaism, Jews, Biblical Literature