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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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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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Katz, Yaacov J. – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, Yaccov Katz describes Israel as a unique country housing a population that has increased ten-fold since independence in 1948. It is a country composed of Jews and Arabs, veterans, and immigrants hailing from over 100 countries throughout the world. On the one hand, Israel has a population of secular Jews who profess to be Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Religious Factors, Judaism
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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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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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Miedema, Siebren; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien – Religious Education, 2014
In this article the authors outline a core concern regarding the importance of intertwining the three forms of education: citizenship education, worldview education, and human rights education. Secondly, they take a transformative view within a critical-pragmatic pedagogy with the aim of strengthening the potential for social engagement,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ideology, World Views, Civil Rights
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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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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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Moulin, Daniel – Religious Education, 2012
In the ten years following 9/11 there was unprecedented interest in, and commitment to, religious education in the school curriculum in England. Politicians, academics, and professionals all argued that learning about religion could foster "social cohesion" and even prevent terrorism. Accordingly there were a number of national and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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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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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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Rymarz, Richard – Religious Education, 2011
A key concept in contemporary Catholic educational discourse makes a distinction between religious education and catechesis. This distinction is based on the assumptions of faith commitment on the part of catechesis and the focus on cognitive outcomes on the part of religious education. Many official documents on Canadian Catholic school…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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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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Miedema, Siebren – Religious Education, 2010
Starting his work as endowed Hendrik Pierson Professor for Christian Education at VU University Amsterdam in 1993 the author focused on the relationship of education, pedagogy, and religion. However, his attention was rather exclusively directed to Protestant schools. The argument was that in academia at that time, even in the faculties of…
Descriptors: Protestants, Church Programs, Identification (Psychology), Philosophy
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