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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
The focus of this article is on 9th grade students' (N = 9) perceptions on aspects that make them feel authentic in integrated religious education (RE) lessons among students of various faiths. All of the students had previously studied RE in segregated groups. The data was collected in a collaborative teaching experiment in Finland with student…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Religion
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Rissanen, Inkeri; Sai, Youcef – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Based on classroom observations and semi-structured interviews with teachers, parents and students, this comparative study looks at how social cohesion is promoted in Islamic Religious Education (IRE) lessons in Muslim schools in Ireland and non-faith schools in Finland. The study analyses teaching in the following areas: intra-religious cohesion;…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Islam, Social Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups