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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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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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Veverka, Fayette Breaux – Religious Education, 2004
The concept of "practice" has become a central category of social analysis across a variety of disciplines. While religious educators have begun to recognize the critical role of practices in faith formation, less attention has been given to their role in education for responsible religious pluralism. Based on conversations between Catholic and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Identification (Psychology), Jews, Beliefs