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Admirand, Peter – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This article examines why liberation theology needs to be a core resource in religious education settings, especially in Catholic secondary schools. It will first touch on key tenets of liberation theology and the reasons why it was silenced and underused. It will then analyse poverty in the Jewish tradition as an interfaith resource and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Secondary School Students, Educational Benefits, Catholic Schools
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Isaacs, Tina – London Review of Education, 2013
Despite the fact that students are often articulate about qualifications policy matters, their perspectives are rarely listened to. This is because governments shape qualifications policy according to pre-set beliefs and are unwilling to countenance dissonant or outsider views. Using the Diploma qualification and inclusion of vocational…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Vocational Education, Qualifications
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Ipgrave, Julia – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
This contribution reports research into young people's attitudes to religion and religious diversity in secondary schools across the UK. The data indicate that students' respect for the religiosity of their peers, or their lack of it, is due less to the influence of classroom RE (multi-faith or otherwise) than to the experience of religion in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Religious Factors, Secondary School Students
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Biddulph, Mary – Curriculum Journal, 2011
Since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in the UK in 1994 much has been made in education policy of consulting with young people about their educational experiences. This article takes Arnot and Reay's notion of pedagogic voices to provide a critical framework to examine the different voices produced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Geography Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Deeney, John F. – Research in Drama Education, 2007
For over ten years, London's National Theatre, under the banner of "Connections", has been commissioning ten professional playwrights per year, each to write a play for young people. The plays are workshopped and performed by secondary schools, colleges and youth theatres across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and are presented in a…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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O'Grady, Kevin – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2006
Remarks on current educational language precede discussions of: pupils' educational development; pupil voice; adolescence and action research. There follows a report of an innovation in religious education pedagogy, designed to address concerns that pupils should be helped to understand the emergence of their own beliefs and values over time. This…
Descriptors: Student Development, Action Research, Early Adolescents, Religious Education
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Kehily, Mary Jane; Pattman, Rob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
This paper explores the ways in which sixth-form students in Milton Keynes negotiate their identities and the symbolic significance they attach to leisure activities in the process of doing this. The paper draws upon qualitative, young-person-centred interviews with sixth formers in state and private schools. It addresses the investments of sixth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Identification (Psychology), Middle Class
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Hawkins, Eric – Language Learning Journal, 2005
The assumption that the "purpose" of school foreign language teaching is to serve "instrumental" ends may largely underlie the present adolescent dropout. In this article the author proposes a two-stage foreign language apprenticeship. A two-stage apprenticeship would include a carefully planned diagnostic element, preparing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Dropouts, Apprenticeships, Second Language Instruction