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McDonough, Graham P. – Religious Education, 2019
One strand in the scholarship of Catholic school identity perceives that it has deteriorated since Vatican II (1962-1965) and therefore needs restoration. Unfortunately, this perception is based on an assumption that there is a "singular" Catholic identity. This article demonstrates a basis in theology, social theory, and educational…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Catholics, Educational History
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Gunn, Dennis – Religious Education, 2019
The Religious Education Association (REA) selected as its theme for its 1969 National Convention, "Our Divided Society--A Challenge to Religious Education," addressing, among other topics, issues of race and racism. Previously, the REA presented a mixed legacy in addressing racial injustice, remaining largely silent on such issues during…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professional Associations, Race, Racial Bias
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Stockinger, Helena – Religious Education, 2019
The qualitative Early Childhood research project analyzes how children, aged five to six years, talk about the dimensions of diversity they recognize in their kindergarten and how two kindergartens in Austria deal with diversity. The children talk about age, gender, size, language, religion, different countries of origin, and skin colors. With…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Diversity
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Hauge, Daniel – Religious Education, 2019
This article explores the role of white comfort in sustaining white hegemony in institutional culture and classroom dynamics. The presumption of comfort and security in established social norms enacts an embodied commitment to white supremacy that operates concurrently with conscious, articulated desires to pursue equity, as it delimits how white…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Race, Whites, Classroom Environment
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Barth, Anat; Benoliel, Pascale – Religious Education, 2019
Schools in Western cultures, including Israel, have been transformed from closed to open systems. This change is especially important to the principal's role and leadership style. This article seeks to investigate the cultural-religious differences in Israeli Jewish principals' leadership styles. Data were collected from 1,859 teachers, 34% from…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Styles, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries
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Penn, David S. – Religious Education, 2018
Prevailing cultural views of adolescence are the product, this article argues, of a long, multidimensional process of social construction. Employing a double reading of this process, this article analyzes the difficulties religious educators face on account of the reified nature of this social construction. Drawing on philosophical and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Role, Religious Education, Adolescents
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Nagle, James Michael – Religious Education, 2017
Engaging the work of Robert Kegan, Mary C. Boys, and John Caputo, this article explores whether disaffiliation, or more accurately deconversion, might be one possible outcome of successful religious education forming a mature religious consciousness for postmodernity's changing religious landscape. Through a presentation of deconversion literature…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Educational Theories, Social Change
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Goto, Courtney T. – Religious Education, 2017
Many if not most people in the academy as well as the public sphere tend to regard race and racism in the United States in terms of a default frame of reference (i.e., a paradigm): the black-white binary. Although this frame is constructive as well as compelling, it displays serious liabilities. This article outlines, for religious educators, nine…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Racial Bias, Race
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van Wijnen, Harmen; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2017
This article describes how communal aspects of faith find their way back into the lives of adolescents. The communal aspects of faith within individualized societies need more attention. It seems that with the current emphasis on individual faith, the intrinsic power of communal aspects of faith has been lost. This study shows that informal…
Descriptors: Religion, Adolescents, Religious Factors, Tribes
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Zsupan-Jerome, Daniella – Religious Education, 2017
Faith-based engagement with digital culture calls communities of faith beyond an instrumental use of apps, gadgets, and platforms. Rather, engaging in digital culture calls for prophetic engagement that seeks to communicate truth and offer hope in and through digital communication. One salient area for such prophetic engagement is the reality of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Verbal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication
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Selçuk, Mualla – Religious Education, 2017
Mualla Selçuk, Professor of Religious Education Faculty of Divinity & Director of Continuing Education Center Ankara University, begins by writing about the studies she conducted early in her career on the ways that the Quran addresses diversity. She describes how she found those passages that spoke of diversity among human beings as an…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Katz, Yaacov J. – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, Yaccov Katz describes Israel as a unique country housing a population that has increased ten-fold since independence in 1948. It is a country composed of Jews and Arabs, veterans, and immigrants hailing from over 100 countries throughout the world. On the one hand, Israel has a population of secular Jews who profess to be Jewish…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Religious Factors, Judaism
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Wigger, J. Bradley – Religious Education, 2016
Theory-of-mind research has been carried out for over three decades, examining the ways children understand the minds of others--their perspectives, intentions, desires, and knowledge. Since the early 21st century, theory-of-mind studies have begun exploring the ways in which children think and reason about the minds--not only of ordinary, visible…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Children, Cognitive Development, Religious Education
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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