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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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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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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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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