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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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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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Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
In a preliminary study, 20 "migrant" Buddhist parents and children from England participated in semi-structured interviews to compare their home nurture with classroom presentation of Buddhism. In the home Buddhism received more time allocation and was presented mainly by the mother and monks--the content being that of "perpetuating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Buddhism, Christianity