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Miller, Helena; Pomson, Alex; Hacohen Wolf, Hagit – Journal of School Choice, 2016
Research into school choice has generally explored both the processes by which choices are made and the considerations that parents explore when making this important decision on behalf of their children. This article examines the secondary school choices of Jewish parents in the United Kingdom. It explores parents' reasons for choosing to select…
Descriptors: School Choice, Jews, Secondary Schools, Religious Education
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Moulin, Daniel – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2016
This article explores the reported schooling experiences of 28 adolescents attending non-Jewish English secondary schools who self-identified as Jews. Their reported school peer-interactions suggest Jews attending non-Jewish schools may face several challenges from members of non-Jewish peer groups, including anti-Semitism. Their reported…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Jews, Racial Bias, Teaching Methods
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Dinama, Baamphatlha – Perspectives in Education, 2010
I explore the ways in which RE teachers understand and implement a multi-faith Religious Education curriculum in Botswana junior secondary schools. The multi-faith RE curriculum came about as a result of an educational policy change in 1994. The study is based on case studies and draws its data from classroom observations, interviews and documents…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Hanley, Pam; Bennett, Judith; Ratcliffe, Mary – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study explores whether the religious background of students affects their opinions about and attitudes to engaging with scientific explanations of the origins of the universe and of life. The study took place in four English secondary schools representing three different contexts (Christian faith-based; non-faith with majority Muslim…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Religious Factors, Beliefs
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Page, Sarah-Jane; Yip, Andrew Kam-Tuck – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
Schooling can be a pivotal time in young people's formative experience when identities are negotiated and forged. However, contradictory dominant cultures can operate within the school context, making it very challenging for individuals to negotiate their religious and sexual identities within a sexualised and heteronormative space. This essay…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement
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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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Vance, Angela; Pendergast, Donna; Garvis, Susanne – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
This study set out to explore how high school teachers perceive their resilience as they teach a scripted social and emotional learning program to students with the goal of promoting the resilience skills of the students in their pastoral care classes. In this emerging field of research on teacher resilience, there is a paucity of research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Inquiry, Secondary School Teachers
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Besnoy, Kevin D.; Maddin, Ellen; Eisenhardt, Sara; Steele, Emily – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
The goals of developing a global perspective are consistent with the faith-based values of Catholicism. The primary goal is to prepare students academically, morally, and socially to participate in a globalized world that constantly faces new problems. A key component of this is the understanding that other people, who may appear on the surface to…
Descriptors: Friendship, Middle School Students, Catholic Schools, Moral Values
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Moulin, Daniel – British Educational Research Journal, 2015
This paper explores religious adolescents' reported experiences of secondary schools. Fifty-four qualitative interviews were conducted in places of worship in three cities in England with Christians (n = 46), Jews (n = 38) and Muslims (n = 15). Secondary schools of a religious and non-religious character were reported as not providing a suitable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Identification, Secondary School Students
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Keddie, Amanda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
This paper explores issues of equity and group identity at "Hamilton Court," a large comprehensive multi-faith and multi-cultural school located in England. The exploration draws on data gathered from a study that examined the conditions, structures and practices associated with productively addressing issues of justice and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Ethnic Diversity, Whites
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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
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Levitt, Mairi; Muir, Fiona – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
In England and Wales, religious education (RE) in non-faith schools has gradually changed from Christian education to the study of many religions and philosophies. However, the core values of RE have continued to be related to concerns about social cohesion and the building of shared values. The article briefly discusses changes in RE since 1944…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Educational History, Educational Change
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Casson, Ann – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2011
The present article highlights one of the challenges faced by the Catholic Church in maintaining the Catholicity of Catholic schools in England, that is to say, the students' construction of a fragmented Catholic identity from elements of the Catholic faith tradition. The article explores Catholic students' perceptions of their Catholic identity.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Nehring, James H.; Szczesiul, Stacy – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This study examined four secondary schools in Northern Ireland serving a significant percentage of low income families: two schools from the "Maintained" (de-facto Catholic) sector, one school from the "Controlled" (de-facto Protestant) sector, and one school from the "Integrated" (mixed faith) sector. The objective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Secondary Schools, Thinking Skills
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