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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Matemba, Yonah; Addai-Mununkum, Richardson – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article draws data from two complementary studies in sub-Saharan Africa to highlight the problem of religious misrepresentation in (multi-faith) Religious Education (RE) at school in Malawi and Ghana. Employing Michael Apples' conception of selective tradition, the article is critical of the confrontational disputation inherent in the RE in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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Wood, Philip – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In an educational environment where interest in Arabic and Islam is growing, I ask the place of revisionist/critical approaches to early Islam in Higher Education. This paper uses 15 semi-structured interviews with Lecturers in early Islam to investigate how they treat controversial subject matter in the classroom. The paper examines how the…
Descriptors: Islam, Educational Environment, Religious Education, College Faculty
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Liedgren, Pernilla – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Teachers in Swedish schools must balance the values imposed by law while simultaneously attempting to respect freedom of religion for their pupils. This study aimed to empirically investigate how teachers handle pupils who are Jehovah's Witnesses, a minority religion. Eleven, adult ex-members were asked to reflect on their experiences during…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Foreign Countries, Social Values
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Rissanen, Inkeri; Sai, Youcef – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Based on classroom observations and semi-structured interviews with teachers, parents and students, this comparative study looks at how social cohesion is promoted in Islamic Religious Education (IRE) lessons in Muslim schools in Ireland and non-faith schools in Finland. The study analyses teaching in the following areas: intra-religious cohesion;…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Islam, Social Integration, Teacher Attitudes