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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew – Religious Education, 2014
The Young People's Attitudes to Religious Diversity Project was established to compare the attitudes of students (13-to 15-years of age) educated within the state-maintained sector in church schools (Catholic, Anglican, joint Anglican and Catholic) and in schools without a religious foundation. Data provided by 5,402 students recruited from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism
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Gearon, Liam – Religious Education, 2013
This article provides an outline historical-educational analysis of the King James Bible from its 1611 publication through to its four-hundredth anniversary commemoration in 2011. With particular focus on England, the article traces the educational impact of the King James Bible and charts, in the country of its origin, its progressive decline in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Politics of Education
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Song, Nam Soon – Religious Education, 2013
This article attempts to demonstrate similarities between the socioeconomic, cultural, and religious contexts of 18th-century England and 21st-century Canada. Revisiting the Sunday School movement in 18th-century England provides insights for the development of renewed Sunday School models in the current Canadian context of transnational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Church Programs, Urbanization, Socioeconomic Status
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Gearon, Liam – Religious Education, 2013
The article identifies international cases--from the United States, Europe, and the United Nations--of an emergent interface of religion, education, and security. This is manifest in the uses of religion in education to counter religious extremism, the notional "counter terrorist classroom." To avoid an over-association of extremism with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Role of Religion, Political Attitudes
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Lawson, Kevin E. – Religious Education, 2012
In popular understanding, the late Middle Ages has been viewed as a time of relative religious ignorance for both laity and clergy. Recent scholarship is indicating a more knowledgeable and vigorous faith experience in this time period. This article examines the major educational ministry renewal of the church in England following the Fourth…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Spiritual Development
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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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Ipgrave, Julia – Religious Education, 2012
This article begins with an acknowledgment of the complexities of religion's position in the English school system that open it to diverse interpretations. It uses research in a variety of schools to illustrate three different approaches to religion: "doxological", "sacramental", and "instrumental", founded,…
Descriptors: Religion, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Beliefs
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Freathy, Rob; Aylward, Karen – Religious Education, 2010
This article reports the findings of interviews conducted with students (aged 11-13) in four English secondary schools, examining reasons why young people find it difficult to understand Christian beliefs regarding Jesus' miracles, resurrection, and status as the Son of God. For the students in this sample, understanding and belief are closely…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Teacher Attitudes, Religious Education, Christianity
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Wright, Andrew – Religious Education, 2008
Religious Education (RE) is an entitlement for all pupils in state-funded schools in England and Wales. The parental right of withdrawal is rarely invoked. Given the multi-faith nature of British society, inter-faith RE is normative in most (non-religious) Community Schools, and is a significant feature of many Faith Schools. Although RE is…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Community Schools, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Elshayyal, Basma – Religious Education, 2007
This article seeks to encourage beginner teachers to think beyond the horizons of formalized and theoretical teacher training and to inspire a sense of awe and wonder with the daily miracle of teaching; while at the same time outlining a few of the issues and challenges that they may meet during their journey along the way. Having taught in both…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Beginning Teachers
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Francis, Leslie J. – Religious Education, 2002
The relationship between Bible reading and attitude toward drug use is examined among a sample of 25,888 teenagers, 13-15 year olds, throughout England and Wales. Information about sex, age, personality, belief in God, and church attendance was also considered. The conclusion is that Bible reading makes a small but significant contribution to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Abuse, Negative Attitudes, Biblical Literature
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Hull, John M. – Religious Education, 1996
Describes the main features of a new method for teaching religious education to children. Compares this method to other British religious education approaches. The "gift method" approach begins with the child receiving some easily understood component of a religion (song, prayer, material object) then progresses to a more complex…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Interests, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Bowman, Lorna M. A. – Religious Education, 1993
Describes the efforts of Cornelia Peacock Connelly to establish Roman Catholic teacher training schools and schools for poor, working girls in England. Questions whether or not religious education within a specific tradition can be liberating or merely socialization. Concludes that both liberation and socialization were the result of her efforts.…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Programs, Educational History
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Elias, John – Religious Education, 1989
Analyzes and contrasts a number of Roman Catholic documents, published in the United States and foreign countries, emphasizing theological themes which are presented as central to adult religious education. Focuses on the tension between church authority and adult education principles. Concludes that the optimism of the documents is diminished by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Catholic Educators