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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches
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Pavia, Catherine Matthews – Written Communication, 2015
Greater attention to methods and methodologies when studying writing in religious contexts is needed to help researchers navigate ethical issues specific to faith communities and religious practices; to improve knowledge regarding the relationships among writing, religion, and faith; and to encourage respect for religious and nonreligious beliefs.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Writing (Composition), Religion, Beliefs
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Properzi, Mauro – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Inclusivist, exclusivist, and pluralist attitudes toward other religions interact in complex ways within the Mormon faith. Hence, a course on the world's religions at LDS-sponsored Brigham Young University presents an interesting case study in this context. Through survey data and statistical analysis this article attempts to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Course Descriptions
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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Souza, Ana; Kwapong, Amoafi; Woodham, Malgorzata – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2012
The former British Labour Government acknowledged that religious practices play an important role in the development of children's identities [DCFS. (2009). "Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system." London: HMSO; DfES (2007). "Curriculum review: Diversity and citizenship." London: HMSO].…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Catholics, Churches
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Haynes, Charles C. – Social Education, 2013
An innovative program for schools that promotes respect and understanding between major religions enables students to engage with peers around the world via videoconferencing. Using videoconferencing and online community, "Face to Faith" enabled students from across the globe to learn from, with, and about one another. In the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Student Attitudes
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In a nation founded with religious freedom as a central tenet, understanding the roots of one's own faith and discussing it in a non-defensive or unoffensive way can be trying for many. Yet, it is the goal of an emerging interfaith cooperation movement around academia, one that draws upon and expands the ideals and energy of past college…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Religious Cultural Groups, Collegiality, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Rumsey, Suzanne Kesler – Literacy, 2010
The concept that literacies are best understood when examined in their context has been promoted for decades by socio-cultural literacy researchers such as Brian Street and Shirley Brice Heath. Street's term "literacy practice" is a combination of the actual "events of literacy" and the cultural, social and political…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Literacy, Beliefs, Educational Practices
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MisirHiralall, Sabrina D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The theological misappropriation of Christianity as a civilizing force occurs when individuals convert to Christianity due to deception that ignores the faith-based aspect of Christianity. The history of Western education in India illustrates the hidden curriculum that Christian missionaries employed to disrupt the Indian educational system. This…
Descriptors: Christianity, Beliefs, Misconceptions, Educational History
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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2017
A survey and interviews completed by peer ministers at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States from October 2012 to February 2013 reveal that the interviewed student ministers are engaging peers in interreligious dialogue. The research corroborates the premise that the promotion of interreligious relationships is important to this…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Peer Groups, Clergy
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Poppinga, Amy; Larson, Marion; Shady, Sara – Christian Higher Education, 2019
The demographic composition of students and employees at many Christian colleges and universities in the United States does not reflect the growing religious diversity of the twenty-first century. While Christian higher education provides a valuable space for students to grow in faith and prepare for lives of service to others, many students leave…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Intergroup Relations
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Nilsen, Ryan – Religious Education, 2014
In "Education, liberation and the church," Paulo Freire uses the metaphor of "apprenticeship" to describe a form of liberative education for people of faith who begin to discover the ways in which they benefit from the systemic oppression of other human beings. As depicted in ten oral history interviews conducted with the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Religious Education, Oral History, Beliefs
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Cush, Denise; Robinson, Catherine – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
The early days of non-confessional, multi-faith religious education in Britain benefitted from close collaboration between academics in universities, teacher educators and teachers. This article attempts to initiate a revival of such a dialogue, by summarizing some developments in religious studies at university level and suggesting possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Karlin-Neumann, Patricia; Sanders, Joanne – Journal of College and Character, 2013
This essay examines how Stanford University, secular in its origins, yet with a church at its center, addresses the religious and spiritual concerns of current students, whether from traditional or innovative religious backgrounds. Identified religious and spiritual needs prompt questions about the balance between the spiritual health and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups, Traditionalism
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Karamouzis, Polikarpos; Athanassiades, Elias – Religious Education, 2011
The correlation of student teachers' religiosity with their views on the religious education course that they are called on to teach in Greek public schools is the subject treated in the present survey. The five main features of religiosity, that is, (1) religious faith, (2) religious knowledge, (3) religious experience, (4) participation in a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Multivariate Analysis, Data Processing
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