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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
This study assessed the relationship between Bible literacy among secondary school students and their academic achievement and school behavior. A total of 160 students who attended either Christian or public schools in the 7th to 12th grade were randomly selected for the study sample. Three measures of Bible knowledge were combined to obtain an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Relationship, Biblical Literature, Cultural Literacy
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Ovwigho, Pamela Caudill; Cole, Arnold – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2010
How often an individual reads or listens to scripture is one dimension of private spirituality rarely discussed in the literature. In this study, we use data from a random sample survey of 1009 American children (ages eight to 12) to explore children's engagement with the Christian Bible, their views of communicating with God, and their moral…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Moral Values, Spiritual Development, Religion
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Ascough, Richard; Barreto, Eric D.; Birch, Bruce C.; Pilarski, Ahida Calderón; Reese, Ruth Anne – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
This Forum emerges from a session initiated by the Professional Development Committee at the 2017 conference of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston. A panel of five Bible scholars, from both theological education and undergraduate contexts, provide brief descriptions and analyses of a specific course they have taught online. They describe…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Biblical Literature, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Metz, S. Emlen; Weisberg, Deena S.; Weisberg, Michael – Cognitive Science, 2018
Why is evolutionary theory controversial among members of the American public? We propose a novel explanation: allegiance to different criteria for belief. In one interview study, two online surveys, and one nationally representative phone poll, we found that evolutionists and creationists take different justifications for belief as legitimate.…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Beliefs, Evaluation Criteria
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Ango, Samuel Peni – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Nigerian society is bedeviled by corruption and injustice, whose prevalence may be partly explained by the dominant educational systems in the country. Paulo Freire has suggested that unjust systems are sustained by educational systems that condition learners to accept injustice. He also indicts the church for supporting such educational systems.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Power Structure, Biblical Literature
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Necker, Gerold – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
In the seventeenth century, the Jewish mystical tradition which is known as Kabbalah was integrated into the curriculum of studying the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Kabbalah became popular in these times in the wake of the dissemination of Isaac Luria's teachings, in particular within the Jewish communities in Prague and Amsterdam, where members…
Descriptors: Judaism, Religious Factors, History, Religious Education
Winebrenner, Susan – Free Spirit Publishing, 2018
This fourth edition of the "orange bible" brings fresh updates to the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed abilities classroom--seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The book…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Ability Grouping
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Segall, Avner; Burke, Kevin – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
While it is true that following various Supreme Court decisions in the last century, religion is, in most cases, no longer explicitly taught in public school classrooms, we use this article to explore the ways in which implicit religious understandings regarding curriculum and pedagogy still remain prevalent in current public education. Building…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Public Education
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Gravett, Emily O. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
This essay presents Moses, the protagonist of the biblical books of Exodus and Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible, as a playful but generative metaphor for current teaching practices and experiences in higher education, including my own. Among numerous similarities (such as the fact that Moses, other teachers, and I are all bound by context), the…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience
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Malmström, Hans – International Journal of Listening, 2015
This article uses computer-assisted analysis to study the listening environment provided by Bible readings and preaching during church services. It focuses on the vocabulary size needed to comprehend 95% and 98% of the running words of the input (lexical coverage levels indicating comprehension in connection with listening) and on the place of…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Churches, Listening Skills, Second Language Learning
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Bankston, Catherine – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
The purpose of Christian education is to incorporate Biblical values in the curriculum, and one essential message in the Bible is to reach out and liberate the poor. Through interviews, writing protocols, a focus group meeting, and document analysis, this narrative study focuses on the question of how do Christian educators create pedagogical…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Parochial Schools, Poverty
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Hawes-Dawson, Jennifer; Derose, Kathryn P.; Aunon, Frances M.; Dominguez, Blanca X.; Felton, Alexandria; Mata, Michael A.; Oden, Clyde W.; Paffen, Sandra – Field Methods, 2017
Congregation-based health program evaluations often rely on surveys, but little documentation is available regarding specific methods and challenges. Here we describe methods used to achieve acceptable response rates (73-79%) in a survey of HIV-related attitudes and behaviors in two African American and three Latino churches in high HIV-prevalence…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Evaluation Methods, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Horan, Anne Puidk – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Christian education seeks to foster millennials' spiritual formation to equip them for future challenges and to benefit society. Using nonexperimental mixed methods, 504 secondary educators revealed what spiritual formation programs their schools implement and their perceptions about millennial spiritual formation. Descriptive analysis showed that…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Christianity, Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents
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Issa, Izzeddin M. I. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study is devoted to discuss the renditions of the prophets' names in the Holy Quran due to the authority of the religious text where they reappear, the significance of the figures who carry them, the fact that they exist in many languages, and the fact that the Holy Quran addresses all mankind. The data are drawn from two translations of the…
Descriptors: Islam, Translation, Literature, Biblical Literature
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Litman, Lesley – Journal of Jewish Education, 2017
This article examines case studies of two part-time synagogue education programs, a conventional "Hebrew School" and an alternative program modeled after Jewish summer camp. Using the lens of teaching of Bible to children in Grades 3-5, the study provides insight into similarities and differences between the two types of programs and the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Religious Education, Biblical Literature
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