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Mulder, André; van den Berg, Bas – Religious Education, 2019
In the project "Learning for Life" we developed a hermeneutical--communicative model for worldview education that answers the European challenges of worldview diversity and worldview illiteracy. We implemented the model in a participatory action research project at nine schools for primary education in the Netherlands and monitored the…
Descriptors: Whites, World Views, Hermeneutics, Action Research
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Goodey, Daniel J. – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the 2013 apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium" by Pope Francis in terms of its significance for addressing LGBT + issues in Catholic learning environments. Using the 10 capabilities necessary for human flourishing as outlined by Martha Nussbaum in her "capability approach" to civil society and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholics, Homosexuality, Gender Issues
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2018
In religious pedagogy focused on teaching religious diversity, two approaches are usually discussed: multireligious learning and interreligious learning. Here, I will explore both approaches and argue why I think interreligious learning is to be preferred. Interreligious learning, however, can take many forms. In academia learning tends to be…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Education, Educational Practices, Experiential Learning
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth; Kim, Shin Myoung – Religious Education, 2018
Encounters with dignity are learning moments that foster humanization and communal values, even in settings of radical difference. This article probes the potential of such learning, reviewing pedagogies of encounter and analyzing the values of dignity implicit in that work. Diving more deeply into the phenomenon of dignity, the authors analyze…
Descriptors: Human Dignity, Religious Education, Confucianism, Christianity
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Silverman, Marc – Religious Education, 2017
This article explores the approach of "Realistic Idealism" to moral education developed by the humanist-progressive moral educator Janusz Korczak, and the role hope plays in it. This pair of terms seems to be an oxymoron. However, their employment is intentional and the article will demonstrate their dialectical interdependence:…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Ethics, Humanism, Moral Values
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de Kock, A. – Religious Education, 2017
In 2012, I proposed the apprenticeship model as a promising catechetical model for church communities in which catechists might be hope generators, and the church community becomes a community of hope. This article argues that the original meaning of the apprenticeship model is challenged by an emphasis in youth ministry practices on the…
Descriptors: Clergy, Religious Education, Apprenticeships, Churches
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Jennings, Willie James – Religious Education, 2017
A teaching life can be a powerful intervention into the structures of racial antagonism that shape the West, but only if we can find a way to overturn our colonial legacies and draw the dominant trajectories of Western educational institutions toward more life giving ends. A life that teaches in this racially agonistic moment must be angled in a…
Descriptors: Race, Imagination, Intervention, Beliefs
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Hess, Mary E. – Religious Education, 2017
Decades of work in dismantling racism have not yielded the kind of results for which religious educators have hoped. One primary reason has been what scholars term "white fragility," a symptom of the structural racism which confers systemic privilege upon White people. Lessons learned from Christian mystics point to powerful ways to…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Religious Education, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias
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Franken, Leni – Religious Education, 2017
This article focuses on Islamic education in Belgium. First, attention is given to the organization of Islamic classes in state schools, where some important problems occur, such as the lack of appropriate teachers and inspectors, the mono-confessional content of the curricula, and the absence of state control. Next, the content of religious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Butterfield, Rex M. – Religious Education, 2017
Released time religious education has a long history in the United States, but not all programs have been successful, and others have not even been legal! In this article, the legal history and cases involving religious education are explored with particular emphasis on the three prong Lemon test (named for one of the litigants). Practical…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Released Time, Legal Problems, Educational Practices
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Abu-Nimer, Mohammed; Nasser, Ilham; Ouboulahcen, Seddik – Religious Education, 2016
Quranic schools (QS) play a central role in the education system in the Islamic world. Despite their relatively small numbers, QS teachers play a major role in introducing Islamic values to the public. Thus, working with QS becomes a key strategy in influencing local Islamic discourse. This article introduces a case study of a program integrating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Peace, Global Education
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Deitcher, Howard – Religious Education, 2016
The current study examines how Israeli teachers' beliefs and ideologies are expressed in their teaching of Biblical miracles. The article explores how Israeli teachers broach the topic of Biblical miracles, and how their beliefs and ideologies help them navigate a path from the national curriculum to the classroom. The article focuses on three key…
Descriptors: Judaism, Biblical Literature, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Griffiths, Casey Paul; Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance – Religious Education, 2016
In recent years the educational programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) have received praise for their role in the high rates of religiosity and denominational retention among their youth. This study offers a historical summary of the efforts of LDS to develop the most effective methods of engaging their youth in…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Churches, Role, Youth
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Court, Deborah; Seymour, Jack L. – Religious Education, 2015
In our teaching, research, and community service, both of us have sought to engage and extend the work of interfaith education. We write from our perspectives as a Jewish educator and as a Christian educator. Both of us have experienced the gifts and challenges this work engenders. The purpose of this article is simple: to offer a typology for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Principles, Politics of Education, Teaching Methods
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Geiger, Matthew W. – Religious Education, 2015
Based in an ethnographic project involving three Episcopal high schools, five teachers, and roughly three-dozen students, this article addresses the importance of personal and relational pedagogy for spiritual growth in youth. Grounded in interview conversations with students and teachers, the results of the collaborative project suggest that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Practices, Ethnography, High School Students
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