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Visser-Vogel, Elsbeth; Westerink, Janneke; de Kock, Jos; Barnard, Marcel; Bakker, Cok – Religious Education, 2012
The aim of this article is to present a framework for studying the religious identity development of highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents. Building on existing theories on identity development, the authors define highly religious Christian and Muslim adolescents as "orthoprax" adolescents and explore the consequences of this for…
Descriptors: Muslims, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Guidelines
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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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Everington, Judith; ter Avest, Ina; Bakker, Cok; van der Want, Anna – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
This paper focuses on teachers of secondary level religious education in England, Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. It presents a study of the teachers' perceptions of and responses to the diversity within their classes, in relation to their professional role and their personal and professional biographies. The study employed…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Religion, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism