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Hemming, Peter J.; Roberts, Christopher – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Researchers have begun to explore the role that faith schools play in contemporary educational markets but the emphasis to date has been on urban rather than rural contexts. This article approaches the issue of marketisation through a qualitative case-study comparison of two Anglican primary schools in contrasting rural localities in England and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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McKinney, Stephen J.; Conroy, James C. – Comparative Education, 2015
Catholic schools in Scotland have been fully state-funded since the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act. Under this Act, 369 contemporary Catholic schools are able to retain their distinctive identity and religious education and the teachers have to be approved by the Catholic hierarchy. Similar to the position of other forms of state-funded and…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries
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Coll, Niall – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
A strong current in contemporary Catholic thought -- the theology of interreligious or interfaith dialogue -- stresses the importance of dialogue and collaboration with followers of other world faiths. This article proposes that religious education in Catholic schools, particularly at post-primary level, needs to engage more with this theological…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language)
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Richardson, Christopher – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
The differing theological perspectives evident in the literature on Catholic schools and education suggest those who appoint headteachers in Catholic schools may need to know more about candidates than that they are practising Catholics. This paper summarises a doctoral research project aimed at identifying the dominant theological motifs that…
Descriptors: Catholics, Catholic Educators, Principals, Catholic Schools
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Francis, Leslie J.; Robbins, Mandy – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2011
The present study begins by distinguishing between three kinds of "faith schools" (known as schools with a religious character) within England and Wales: faith schools that operate within the state-maintained sector and had their origin in voluntary church-related initiatives prior to the Education Act 1870; "traditional"…
Descriptors: Barriers, Catholic Schools, Personality, Foreign Countries
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Thobani, Shiraz – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Alongside community-based education, a principal agency which has contributed to defining multi-faith identities in England and Wales over the past five decades has been the subject of religious education in state maintained schools. Over this period, formulations of the social category of "Muslims" and the curricular concept of…
Descriptors: Islam, Phenomenology, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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ap Siôn, Tania – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
The quantitative strand of the Young People's Attitudes towards Religious Diversity Project, conducted by the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, set out to capture data from over 2000 students living in each of the four nations of the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and from London as a special case.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Religion
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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
Barnes, L. Philip, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? "Debates in Religious Education" explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice and experienced teachers to think more deeply about their practice, and link research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Religious Education, Religion
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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