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Kimanen, Anuleena – British Journal of Religious Education, 2016
Confessionality is a term which is seldom defined but often used. One of its meanings is enhancing the religiosity of pupils. In Finland, pupils are provided with religious education in their own religion. Does this produce more religious young people than a neutral or multi-religious education would produce? Interviews with 15-16-year-old Muslim…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Islam, Interviews
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Siivonen, Päivi – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
Continuous learning and updating one's competences and abilities have become requirements for staying "up-to-date" and "at the top of one's game". Lifelong learning policy has been persuasive in its emphasis on equal learning opportunities for all: everyone has endless possibilities and capabilities to learn according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Academic Achievement, Secondary Education
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2014
This article examines Finnish pupils' views of religious education (RE) in a pluralistic educational context. The focus is on pupils' views of the aims and different approaches to RE in a multi-faith school. The study utilised a mixed method approach, combining quantitative and qualitative data. It employed a survey (n = 1301) and interviews (n =…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries