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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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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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Renkema, Erik; Mulder, André; Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2016
In this article the authors present the results of their research of cooperation schools in the Netherlands. These schools are an exception in the dual educational system because they originate from a merger of a religiously neutral public school and a religious school. The data, provided by school principals, show key values of the cooperation…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Religion, Foreign Countries
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Marashe, Joel; Ndamba, Gamuchirai Tsitsiozashe; Chireshe, Excellent – Religious Education, 2009
Zimbabwe's Education Ministry recommended the teaching of African Traditional Religion in recognition of its multi-religious society. This study sought to establish the extent to which African Traditional Religion is taught in primary schools, the challenges faced by teachers, and opportunities for promoting its teaching. A descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Religion, Life Style
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Avest, Ina ter; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2009
In this contribution we explore processes of Structural Identity Consultation (SIC) with primary school teachers, and the opportunities this kind of team meetings offers for a nontraditional way to live with religious tradition(s). We take our start in everyday classrooms, characterized by religious diversity. The thoughts of Levinas, and his view…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Religion, Beliefs
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Hyde, Brendan – Religious Education, 2008
Empirical research exploring the spiritual lives of young children in Australia is a field in which scholarship is beginning to emerge. This article reports on one particular finding that emerged from an Australian study seeking to identify some characteristics of children's spirituality in Catholic primary schools. The characteristic has been…
Descriptors: Religion, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Religious Education