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Myers, Dennis R.; Wolfer, Terry A.; Garland, Diana R. – Religious Education, 2008
A research study surveyed 946 volunteers from congregations who were actively involved in community service, as well as 3,959 other congregational attenders who were not involved in volunteer service, to understand the relationship between service learning and faith development. Findings show that service-learning is powerfully related to a mature…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Service Learning, Volunteers, Spiritual Development
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Lee, Michael G. – Religious Education, 2008
This article sets Dorothy Bass' Christian practices movement in critical dialogue with U.S. Latina/o popular religion in order to explore ways that these distinctive sets of practices could enrich one another. Then, it focuses on "shaping communities" as a Christian practice and correlates it with the U.S. Latina/o popular religious…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Christianity
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Glasman, Naftaly S. – Religious Education, 2000
Discusses and addresses the implications for Jewish education within the context of public education. Highlights a case in which a California school district tried to improve student test scores. Argues for the importance of vision and purpose as a means to change Jewish education. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives