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Ferrara, Carol A. – Religious Education, 2018
This article explores and analyzes private Muslim schooling in France using ethnographic research performed in 2013-2014 in Lille-, Lyon-, and Paris-based Muslim schools. The article discusses the course content and the interpretations of Islam that are taught, demonstrating how French republican values are fused together with Islam to promote a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Course Content, Islam
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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Ferrara, Carol – Religious Education, 2012
This research is based on an interview and survey-based case study of an Islamic "lycee", a Catholic "lycee", and two public "lycees" in the Ile-de-France region of France. The study investigated whether students in private schools receiving some form of education about religion tend to be more tolerant and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Private Schools, Teaching Methods
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Le Cornu, Alison – Religious Education, 2005
This article reports an empirical research project that investigated the ways in which people's commitment to Christian faith content influenced their ways of learning. The project was set in a context of theories of adult experiential learning, and took the concept of the processes of internalization and externalization as its major focus. Within…
Descriptors: Christianity, Theological Education, Adult Learning, College Students