ERIC Number: EJ1097040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Prayer and Adolescence: Can Formal Instruction Make a Difference?
Religious Education, v111 n2 p200-221 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to prayer needs attention. The effects/consequences of prayer understanding reach beyond religious practice itself, to encompass issues of faith, identity, spiritual development and well-being (Sigel 2009). Here quantitative and qualitative analysis is used to measure the effects of a "tefillah" (prayer and its understanding) course on student attitudes to prayer.
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Well Being, Spiritual Development, Statistical Analysis, Attitude Change, Adolescents, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Israel