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Turpin, Katherine – Religious Education, 2019
In response to the events of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Religious Education Association, the author reflects on white racial ignorance as the inability to read racialized situations with nuance and to respond appropriately, naming three particular practices of academic conferencing in which her own actions potentially contribute to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Whites
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Mosby, Karen E. – Religious Education, 2019
This article seeks to address the question: "How can religious educators learn from those who have been marginalized and whose voices are not usually heard because of the hegemony of whiteness?" My primary sources are scenes from the work of two U.S. black creatives. Specifically, I examine the "Clearing" scene in Toni…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Racial Bias, Christianity, Whites
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Winings, Kathy – Religious Education, 2019
As Robin D'Angelo (2018) describes it, white normativity rests on the "definition of whites as the norm or standard for human, and people of color as a deviation from that norm." Consequently, going beyond white normativity is not a simple feat. Racism and normativity have been an entrenched part of many of cultures, societies, and…
Descriptors: Whites, Behavior Standards, Minority Groups, Racial Bias
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Nagle, James Michael – Religious Education, 2019
Thomas Groome suggests good teaching begins with experience in particular times and places. His work focuses on a community that is "losing" many of its members at this particular time and in places like the United States. This article suggests the hermeneutic central to shared praxis provides a helpful lens through which to understand…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Churches, Catholics, Hermeneutics
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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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Markus, Johanna Janna; Bertram-Troost, Gerdien D.; de Kock, A. (Jos); de Muynck, A. (Bram); Barnard, Marcel – Religious Education, 2019
Previous research showed that strong religious communities wish for cohesion and cooperation between pedagogical environments in religious socialization. This explorative and descriptive study examines what Dutch orthodox Protestant primary school teachers perceive to be their role in comparison with others, such as parents. We extensively…
Descriptors: Protestants, Religious Education, Socialization, Elementary School Teachers
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Achituv, Sigal – Religious Education, 2019
The article describes a study on the gender identity of kindergarten teachers in the Israeli State Religious Education System (Hemed). The aim was to investigate their perception of gender identity in light of Orthodox feminism and discover how this is reflected in their work, particularly in the Torah stories they tell. The study, based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Fears, Barbara A. – Religious Education, 2019
To be colorblind suggests a race-neutral perspective whereby no theological anthropological meaning is attached to one's physical embodiment. Colorblind ideology benefits the hegemony and negates the "imago Dei" of people of color and their long history with individual and institutional racism. This article advocates for the use of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Critical Theory, Race, Christianity
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Francis, James E. – Religious Education, 2019
Spiritual maturity is the goal of Christian formation and is frequently understood through stages of faith development. Popular stage theories often lack diverse cultural representation and alone are insufficient in promoting spiritual maturity and resilience. Integrating elements of the developmental models of Lev Vygotsky and James Marcia…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship, Spiritual Development, Christianity
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Kienstra, Natascha; van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique; Boelens, Olav – Religious Education, 2019
Interreligious education should support cultural and religious diversity in the classroom by inviting new perspectives. Four contexts are important in this regard, as follows: auto-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, auto-interpretation of foreign traditions, allo-interpretation of one's own religious tradition, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Perspective Taking
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Carmody, Brendan – Religious Education, 2019
Religious Education in Ireland over the past two decades has achieved a new status in the publicly funded schools at the secondary (high school) level. This has happened largely because it has become examinable and is now a subject like any other. In this process however, it has tended to become too much like other subjects sharing their…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, High School Students
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Lang Hearlson, Christy – Religious Education, 2019
This article offers a critique of consumer culture that draws on Augustine's vision of human consciousness, exploring consumerism's formative effects on the memory, attention, and imagination of consumers. Drawing on William Cavanaugh's analysis of consumers' disposition of detachment, it explains how consumer culture distorts memory, attention,…
Descriptors: Memory, Attention, Imagination, Consumer Economics
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Moyaert, Marianne – Religious Education, 2019
As interreligious educators we challenge our students to engage in hermeneutical self-reflection. In this article, I turn the tables, and engage in an exercise of reflective practice: I look back on my own pedagogy, consider my own religiously diverse classroom, and ask in what way the theoretical framework from which I approach interreligious…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Religious Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Reflective Teaching
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Nelson, James – Religious Education, 2019
This article considers whether nurture has value as a concept within plural religious education settings in a common school. This exploration is carried out through a critical review of one school type in Ireland that made belief-nurture a core aim of its educational program. The findings identify a number of areas where belief-specific nurture in…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Beliefs, Curriculum Design, Teacher Role
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Hanchin, Timothy – Religious Education, 2019
Pope Francis incarnates a praxis of encounter in an age of polarization. For Francis, encounter entails displacement, dialog, and discernment. Relational pedagogy illuminates the fecundity of relationships between the teacher and student at the heart of education. Nel Noddings, preeminent proponent of relational pedagogy, grounds an ethics of care…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Commercialization
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