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Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to explore integrative worldview education as a platform for learning from worldviews in a diverse cultural context. This is done by exploring integrative worldview education in a Finnish secondary school context by examining the views of school stakeholders. The stakeholders examined in this article consist of 174 parents…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Thomas, Andrew; Rolin, Alf – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Different religions are treated in different ways in Norwegian sixth form textbooks. We carried out an exhaustive content analysis of the chapters devoted to individual religions in textbooks for the Religion and Ethics course currently available in Norway, using rigorous indicators to code each word, image and question according to whether they…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religious Education, Buddhism, Christianity
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; McKenna, Ursula – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study drew on data provided by 11,809 13- to 15-year-old students drawn from the four nations of the UK to explore the level of agreement with the view that science disproves the biblical account odf creation, and to explore the power of five sets of variables to predict individual differences in responses to that opinion. The five sets of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Religion, Sciences
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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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Demirel Ucan, Ayse; Wright, Andrew – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study presents a new theoretical and pedagogical framework based on the theories of Critical Religious Education (CRE), Variation Theory (VT) and the Learning Study model with the purpose of improving teaching and learning in Islamic Religious Education (IRE). It reports a Learning Study conducted in a secondary girls Muslim school in London…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries
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Iversen, Lars Laird – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The idea of the classroom as a 'safe space' has been popular in education for at least two decades. More recently, the term has also been used by religious education scholars not least in the wake of the use of the term in the influential Council of Europe publication 'Signposts'. In this article, I want to question the usefulness of the term…
Descriptors: Safety, Religious Education, Language Usage, Political Attitudes
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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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McKenna, Ursula; Francis, Leslie J. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
What does it mean to be a Muslim young woman in Britain today and with which religious and social values do these young women identify? This paper tests the thesis that Muslim identity predicts distinctive values of public and social significance among female adolescents (13- to 15- years of age) who participated in a survey conducted across the…
Descriptors: Females, Muslims, Social Values, Religious Education