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O'Gorman, Robert T. – Religious Education, 1988
Examining the relationship between theory and practice in religious education, O'Gorman contends that in the search for useable knowledge, the discipline of religious education must challenge the hierarchical relationship between theory and practice. Proposes that theory and practice be unified in a way to develop reflective practitioners. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories
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Tye, Karen B. – Religious Education, 1988
Explores the problems associated with being a church school teacher, stating that they are often overlooked, taken for granted, and given minimal help in carrying out their tasks. Reports on the interviews of 19 Presbyterian church school teachers and makes suggestions for future research. Suggests more support of church school teachers to make…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Church Responsibility, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Mitchell, Pamela – Religious Education, 1988
Traces the changing patterns of curriculum definitions in the past 30-plus centuries, from primitive societies to the present. Focuses on three general definitions repeated in both general and religious education. Identifies problems confronting current religious education, stating that the definition of curriculum has become more precise over…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Warren, Michael – Religious Education, 1988
Explores some dilemmas religious people face because of the phenomenon of electronic communications including television, video, and radio. States that people must critically judge these media, aided by religious and aesthetic criteria, so that they may control such communications instead of being controlled by them. (GEA)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Critical Thinking, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects
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Francis, Leslie J.; Evans, Thomas E. – Religious Education, 1996
Demonstrates a significant positive relationship between frequency of personal prayer and perceived purpose in life among adolescents in the United Kingdom. The study surveyed male and female adolescents who never attended church, and those who attended church regularly. Includes statistical tables for both groups. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Individual Power
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Litchfield, Randy G. – Religious Education, 1996
Considers the role of lay vocation (here broadly defined as the servanthood of nonordained persons within and without the church) in everyday life and religious education. Discusses the relationship between lay vocation and the holiness movement, a perfectionist doctrine that arose in U.S. Protestantism in the late 19th century. (MJP)
Descriptors: Church Workers, Cultural Influences, Higher Education, Lay People
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Crain, Margaret Ann; Seymour, Jack L. – Religious Education, 1996
Articulates an ethical and theological basis for ethnographic research in faith communities. Interviews with nine ethnographers reveal that both research and researcher are changed by the research act. Argues that ethnography is an opportunity for ministry that is empowering and educational. (MJP)
Descriptors: Clergy, Cultural Influences, Ethnography, Higher Education
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Wimberly, Anne Streaty – Religious Education, 1996
Examines the ways in which African Americans link personal stories with biblical and heritage stories to decide future life directions. Maintains that these activities help people develop a spirituality of hope and restore relational contexts for storytelling and story listening in an age where these contexts have disappeared. (MJP)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Blacks, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences
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Willhauck, Susan E. – Religious Education, 1996
Argues that too often liturgy and religious education posit an idyllic notion of the reign of God and fail to address the injustice, oppression, and violence endemic to much of modern life. This amounts to a dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. Proposes several corrective measures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Beliefs, Clergy, Cultural Influences
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Hymans, Diane J. – Religious Education, 1996
Examines and defines the world of play for children and considers what lessons and applications this might have for adults and their spirituality. Particularly notes that the "what-if" and "as-if" dimensions of play can be used as energizing and liberating aspects of a more active adult spirituality. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Child Behavior, Childrens Games, Cultural Influences
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Penzenstadler, Joan – Religious Education, 1996
Explores three characteristics of the Catholic tradition that offer students ways to become more attentive to role of faith in their lives. These include the juxtaposition of faith and reason, the movement towards inclusivity, and an understanding of sacrament as the mediation of the Divine through bodiliness. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Legg, Pamela P. Mitchell – Religious Education, 1996
Observes the pitfalls and possibilities of using feature films as educational tools for religious exploration. Praises film for its ability to synthesize a number of cultural, moral, and narrative elements. Lists several simplistic and reductionist approaches to be avoided. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Enrichment
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Vann, Jane Rogers – Religious Education, 1997
Argues that the act of worship can become an act of resistance against the hegemony of a dominant culture. Maintains that congregational life offers the possibility to awaken people's discontent, foster skepticism toward prevailing assumptions, articulate ethical alternatives, and develop readiness for struggle and change. (MJP)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Church Programs, Consciousness Raising, Educational Development
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Blumberg, Sherry H.; Clendenen, Avis; Schmidt, Stephen A. – Religious Education, 1997
Examines how a Canon (body of ideas, doctrines, and practices) becomes embodied in religious communities, how that experience forms the faithful in the tradition, and how that experience modifies the Canon of that tradition. Explores this phenomenon within the Jewish, Catholic, and Lutheran communities. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biblical Literature, Catholics, Christianity
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von Dietze, Erich – Religious Education, 1998
Identifies some controversies and issues that arise from Hans Kueng's adaptation of Thomas Kuhn's paradigm theory to theology, particularly those associated with the conflict presented between the educational theory advocated by Kuhn and that contained in Kueng's wider thinking. Argues that the dilemma presents ironies that Kueng must somehow…
Descriptors: Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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