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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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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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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2016
Researchers have been demonstrating interest in doubts regarding religious faith for thirty years. The current study goal was examining differences between three groups of religious male adolescents in Israel, regarding faith identity, doubts in religious faith (past and present), religious behavior, and the connection between them. Three…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Self Concept, Multivariate Analysis
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Sigel, Deena – Religious Education, 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors
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Bekerman, Zvi – Religious Education, 2012
Recognition is the main word attached to multicultural perspectives. The multicultural call for recognition, the one calling for the recognition of cultural minorities and identities, the one now voiced by liberal states all over and also in Israel was a more difficult one. It took the author some time to realize that calling for the recognition…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Jews, Multicultural Education, Religious Education
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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2011
Of all the dimensions of religiosity, where the Israeli religious adolescent is concerned, faith identity and religious behavior seem the most relevant. Research findings on the relative influence of various socialization agents on the religiosity of adolescents are ambiguous. The primary objective of this study was to compare the various agents…
Descriptors: Socialization, Adolescents, Teacher Influence, Religious Factors
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Sasson, Uzi; Sasson, Ayelet – Religious Education, 2009
Religious Education is one way to increase and maintain community involvement among teenagers. In many Jewish communities across the United States, participation in religious activities and religious youth movements have decreased. As research in this area is limited, this study sets out to identify the curricula that are more effective in…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Community Involvement, Adolescents
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Court, Deborah – Religious Education, 2007
Culture connects people seamlessly with those who share their cultural backgrounds and divides them in often inexplicable ways from those who do not. Native culture is known largely at a tacit level, its values, assumptions, and beliefs so much a part of the people that they live them but do not see them. A cross-cultural experience can sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Space, Nonverbal Communication, Jews
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Cohen, Erik H.; Bar-Shalom, Yehuda – Religious Education, 2006
Qualitative and quantitative research methods are used to examine the religious and ethnic identity of youth attending a Jewish summer camp in Texas. A strong aspect of participants' Jewish identity is formulated in reaction to the surrounding Christian society, with which they negotiate a compromise to live relatively comfortably. The informal…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ethnicity, Jews, Religion
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Alexander, Hanan A. – Religious Education, 2005
The terms religion and education do not necessarily fit easily together without a sense of tension or even contradiction between them. Religion, especially under the influence of medieval scholastic theology, but also as an expression of pure or naive piety, is often associated with absolute truths that are to be accepted without question on the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Religion, Terrorism
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Fisherman, Shraga – Religious Education, 2002
Based on Herbert's (1987) theory of ego identity development and on interviews of hundreds of Israeli religious male adolescents and young adults who were raised and educated in religious society and later left the fold, this article presents a model of development of religious identity. Three levels of religious identity development--healthy,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Substance Abuse, Social Isolation, Delinquency