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Kim, Robert – Phi Delta Kappan, 2022
Past U.S. Supreme Court rulings have held that schools and school employees must be careful to engage in religious activities while at school that could appear to endorse a particular religion above others or coerce students to engage in religious activities. However, the June 2022 Kennedy v. Bremerton School District opinion suggests that the…
Descriptors: State Church Separation, Religion, School Prayer, Court Litigation
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Jeynes, William – Education and Urban Society, 2020
A meta-analysis, including 13 studies, was undertaken on the relationship between the exercise of student prayer and academic and behavioral outcomes in urban schools. Analyses both with and without sophisticated controls (e.g., socioeconomic status, race, and gender) were used. Additional analyses were done to determine whether the effects of…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, School Prayer, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Scanlan, Martin – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2022
Xenophobic, racist, and linguistically hegemonic discourses undermine the common good in our pluralistic communities. This article focuses on how these discourses adversely affect one subset of the population in the United States -- those who are culturally and linguistically diverse -- and how schools can disrupt this. Specifically, it explores…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Minority Group Students, Religious Factors
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Mross, Emily; Riehman-Murphy, Christina – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Anecdotal evidence implies that students use library spaces for spiritual practices at many colleges and universities. Using focus groups, the authors investigated students' prayer behaviors on four regional campuses of a large research university, asking questions about students' frequency of prayer, campus areas used for devotions, and students'…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Library Facilities, Interior Space
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
What are the linguistic resources for teachers who pray in contemporary Catholic school classrooms? This article considers the intersections of prayer and language practice, and makes central two arguments. The first is that educational prayer--a particular type of teacher-led extemporaneous prayer in Catholic schools--is a linguistic phenomenon,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Factors, Sociolinguistics, Catholic Educators
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Boyle, Michael; Donahue, Gail; Donoghue, Mary Pat; Faber, David A.; Jones, Frankie; Ray-Timoney, Jeannie; Tesche, Brooke; Uhl, Timothy D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2020
The twin uncertainties of the pandemic and the economic downturn have taken a toll on our Catholic schools. Yet reports across the country are that Catholic schools have been very successful in remote learning. Although there are well-documented efforts to define the values of Catholic schools, these values are not fully known and there is still…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Catholic Schools, School Closing
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Graham, Anne; Truscott, Julia – Education 3-13, 2020
Student and teacher wellbeing are now a prominent concern within education systems internationally. Meditation and mindfulness programs form part of the response to addressing this. Research and practice to date has focused on the benefits of such interventions for students "or" teachers, despite considerable evidence of connections…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Student Welfare, Teacher Welfare, Program Effectiveness
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Roberts, Robert – NASSP Bulletin, 2022
The United States Supreme Court in Kennedy v. Bremerton Sch. Dist. held that a local school district violated the First Amendment freedom of religious expression rights when it directed an assistant football coach to stop praying on the fifty-yard line of a high school football field after each game. In finding for the high-school football coach,…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Constitutional Law, Religion, State Church Separation
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Herbstrith, Julie C.; Kuperus, Sarah; Dingle, Kathleen; Roth, Zachary C. – Research in Education, 2020
Many Americans are familiar with the First Amendment, but its application to prayer and religious activities in public schools is often misunderstood. Religious beliefs are increasingly diverse in the United States. Therefore, it seems imperative that school personnel are aware of the law and sensitive to an array of religious practices. We…
Descriptors: Religion, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, Knowledge Level
Che Noh, Mohd Aderi; Kasan, Hasnan; Yusak, Yusni Mohamad; Mahdi Yusuf, Sri Andayani – Online Submission, 2019
This study is related to the perception of Islamic Education teachers on their teaching practices in the Qur'an recitation skills due to the national primary schools under the administration of Education Ministry. A total of 120 Islamic Education teachers were involved as respondents in this study. They were randomly selected from ten districts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Islam, Teacher Attitudes
Campbell, Drey – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Test anxiety is problem that affects college students. Explanatory mixed methods research was completed with the objective of understanding the interrelationship of prayer and test anxiety as well as the potential therapeutic effects of Christian prayer on test anxiety. It was hypothesized that Christian prayer would have significant effects on…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Mixed Methods Research, Beliefs, Christianity
Crawford, Evan – Online Submission, 2017
Studies suggest that between one-fourth and one-third of localities elect their leaders on partisan ballots. Does the presence of a party label on the ballot affect the level of partisanship in local office? I leverage the fact that within select states, school boards vary as to whether their members are elected on partisan or nonpartisan ballots.…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Elections, Political Attitudes, Politics
Patterson, Barbara K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This was a qualitative case study focused on a display of understanding how reinstating prayer within public schools can offer an effect on students nationwide. A case study was utilized in this investigation, to explore and provide a clear understanding from the teachers' perceptions on how reinstating prayer can be incorporated into students'…
Descriptors: School Prayer, Public Schools, Religion, Qualitative Research
Pew Research Center, 2019
Religion in public schools has long been a controversial issue. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1962 that teachers and administrators cannot lead prayers in public schools, and a decision in 2000 barred school districts from sponsoring student-led prayers at football games. At the same time, the court has held that students retain a First…
Descriptors: Religion, State Church Separation, Constitutional Law, School Prayer
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Willett, Jennifer Beck; Goldfine, Bernie; Seidler, Todd; Gillentine, Andy; Marley, Scott – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
Sport and religion have been linked in many societies and are still a part of many traditions today. In recent years, the topic of prayer in interscholastic sport has received public attention due to many high-profile court cases. "Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe" (2000) was the landmark case that prohibited school officials,…
Descriptors: School Prayer, State Church Separation, Athletic Coaches, Athletics
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