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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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Bekerman, Zvi – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The paper critically approaches the western epistemological tradition and its psychologized perspectives that pose identitarian and cultural categories as standing at the basis of societal conflicts. It suggests that staying attached to a conceptualization of identity as a, more or less, fixed cognizant entity and of culture as a, rather, fixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Conflict Resolution, Bilingual Schools
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Hermisson, Sabine; Gochyyev, Perman; Wilson, Mark – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we outline the development and validation of an instrument for the assessment of attitudes towards religious diversity. The instrument uses four parallel scales, which evaluate attitudes towards Muslims, Christians, Jews and towards Non-religious people. Each scale is subdivided into eight parallel profile types and tests for the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Muslims, Islam
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Goodall, J.; Ghent, K. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
This article reports on a small scale study, examining the influence of parental faith belief on parental engagement with children's learning. The literature surrounding parental engagement and the impact of familial belief on children's outcomes is examined. It is clear from work in the US that familial faith belief has an impact; however, the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Religious Factors
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Teece, Geoff – British Journal of Religious Education, 2008
This article is a revised version of the author's contribution to the 2006 meeting of the "International Seminar on Religious Education and Values" in Driebergen, the Netherlands and is concerned with the need for continuing discussion about the identity of religious education. The article begins by arguing that, despite current criticisms,…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Phenomenology, Christianity