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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2015
This article looks at the extent of parental cheating to get their child of primary-school age into a local faith school.
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Elementary Schools, Religious Education, Cheating
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article reviews recent research looking at the socio-economic profile of pupils at faith schools and the contribution religiously selective admission arrangements make. It finds that selection by faith leads to greater social segregation and is open to manipulation. It urges that such selection should end, making the state-funded school…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Selective Admission, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Henry, Lynette M.; Bryan, Julia; Zalaquett, Carlos P. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2017
School counselors play critical roles in partnerships with faith-based organizations that provide valuable programs for students with economic challenges. This study evaluated the effects of a counselor-led, faith-based, school-family-community partnership on student reading achievement in a high-poverty elementary school. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Partnerships in Education
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Hemming, Peter J.; Roberts, Christopher – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Researchers have begun to explore the role that faith schools play in contemporary educational markets but the emphasis to date has been on urban rather than rural contexts. This article approaches the issue of marketisation through a qualitative case-study comparison of two Anglican primary schools in contrasting rural localities in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Parochial Schools, Christianity
Stevens, Carla R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Accessing and assessing the controlling beliefs of teachers about the role of faith in curriculum decisions is an essential first step in efforts to address the gap between the faith integration mission of Christian schools and actual practices (Boerema, 2011). Without intervention, teachers' beliefs about teaching--shaped by early classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Curriculum Development
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Davison, Ian; Harrison, Tom; Hayes, Dan; Higgins, Jenny – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
Character education is of growing importance in educational discourse. The Knightly Virtues programme draws on selected classic stories to teach eight moral virtues to nine- to 11-year-olds; it has proved to be hugely popular with UK schools. A finding of the trial was the different levels of "virtue literacy" in faith and non-faith…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Program Descriptions, Moral Values
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Dallavis, Christian – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This article explores the intersection of culturally responsive pedagogy and faith-based schooling. The author presents a portion of a larger ethnographic research project conducted at a Catholic elementary school that serves a predominantly Latino population in urban Chicago. This work contributes to theories of culturally responsive education by…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Religious Education, Catholics, Elementary School Teachers
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Mogra, Imran – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
A significant area of teacher education is the increasing focus in many countries on how faith and schooling should best be understood. Yet, understanding faith perspectives in the lives and careers of teachers appears to be an under-researched area. To this end, the experiences of professional Muslim teachers in state primary schools in England…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Muslims, Religion, Elementary School Teachers
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Darmody, Merike; Smyth, Emer – Irish Educational Studies, 2018
Ireland's demographic profile has changed significantly in the past 20 years, being now characterised by increasing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity. However, primary schooling in Ireland has remained highly denominational, mostly Roman Catholic, in nature, with a small number of minority faith schools and multi-denominational schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Religion, Profiles
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Martin, Mary E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
The 2011 Cardus Report found that Christian schools are developing students' faith but are not developing students' academic opportunities at any greater rate than are their public school counterparts. Drawing upon data collected from 18 principals and 280 teachers across six Christian school systems, this mixed-methods study identifies the…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, Christianity, Teacher Attitudes
Kilty, Kathleen Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the extent hiring for mission and personal religious formation play a role in a Catholic parochial elementary school lay principal's spiritual leadership. This study also examined the relationship between a principal's personal and professional demographics and a principal's spiritual leadership. Ciriello (1993) was used to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Emergent Literacy, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
Mohler, Susan Kaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impressions of second grade children in evangelical Protestant Christian schools, how they perceived God, what they understood about their faith instruction, and what contributed to or detracted from their faith development. A secondary area of inquiry was with parents about their awareness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys, Phenomenology
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Keddie, Amanda – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
There is little conclusive evidence linking academies reform in England with school improvement. While this reform has been effective in improving educational outcomes in some contexts, it has been resoundingly unsuccessful in others. Nevertheless, political faith in autonomous schooling as key to a world-class education remains strong. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Educational Change, School Based Management
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Kohn, Eli – Religious Education, 2019
This article aims to describe the development of a curriculum framework for prayer in UK centrist orthodox Jewish primary schools. This process began in 2011 and continues in an ongoing way. This is the first time that there has been a communal effort across Jewish schools that focuses on this area of the curriculum. The impetus for such a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Judaism, Day Schools, Curriculum Development
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