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Mason, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Faith schools in England are often regarded as ill-suited to cultivating the abilities, attitudes, and dispositions required for living together harmoniously in an ethnically and religiously diverse society. These concerns might be formulated in terms of the thesis that faith schools in England are considerably sub-optimal for the cultivation of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Religious Education, Cultural Pluralism, Values
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Hickman, Larry A. – Education and Culture, 2016
Given the increasing diversity of religious beliefs and outlooks in the United States, John Dewey's proposals regarding "a common faith" can help educators provide the tools for their students to think critically about these and other issues related to the changing religious landscape. Particular attention is given to three groups of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Beliefs, Value Judgment
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Bachand, Sarah Caffrey – Religious Education, 2010
This article responds to sociologist Christian Smith's claim that many teenagers today have lost traditional religious faith and instead espouse a new and erroneous faith in God the "Cosmic Therapist." The author challenges this claim by comparing two of Smith's chief complaints vis-a-vis teen faith to established portraits of adolescent faith.…
Descriptors: Altruism, Religion, Religious Education, Sociology
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Bailey, Karl G. D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
Although the integration of faith and learning presupposes a learner, little theoretical work has addressed the role of students in faith-learning integration. Moreover, many students perceive faith-learning integration to be the work of teachers and institutions, suggesting that for learners, integration is a passive experience. This theoretical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Christianity, Student Development, Thinking Skills
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Williams, Kevin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2013
Divided into four parts, the article explores the relationship between literature and faith. The first part examines the connection between literature and the pursuit of truth and the second shows that literature can offer a challenging encounter with different beliefs. Part three examines some examples of the imagination at work in illuminating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Religious Factors, Religion
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Groome, Thomas – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
Catholic education arises from the deep structures and earliest traditions of Christian faith. Its commitments throughout the centuries have been to educate both "from" and "for" faith. It educates from a faith perspective by drawing upon the universal values of Catholicism to provide a distinctive philosophy, perhaps even more…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Praxis, Epistemology, Catholic Schools
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Brancatelli, Robert – Religious Education, 2015
This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of narration…
Descriptors: Memory, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Biblical Literature
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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2012
This article analyses some of the common assertions made in the public debate about the merits and disadvantages of faith schools and tests them against actual research findings. It argues that there is a growing body of evidence showing that current policy and practice in faith schools creates social division and that faith schools need to do…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research, Religious Education, Parochial Schools
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Tolbert, Dawn – Christian Higher Education, 2014
Modern higher education includes student-consumers who shop for educational opportunities and institutions that actively market themselves. This study examined the marketing of faith-based institutions to determine how faith-related missions are reflected in the printed recruitment materials, Web sites, and admissions portals of the 112 member…
Descriptors: Marketing, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Christianity
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Jones Medine, Carolyn M.; Penner, Todd; Lehman, Marjorie – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2015
These three articles deal with the issue of faith in the classroom--whether one should teach "to," "for," or "against" faith. While their institutional settings and experiences are different, the authors all contend that more serious reflection needs to be given to the matter of how religious commitment plays out in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Judaism, Religious Factors, Beliefs
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Arthur, James; Harrison, Tom; Davison, Ian – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2015
This article reports on an innovative empirical research project, using a quasi-experimental trial, in which 9-11-year-olds learned about character and virtues through the exploration of four classic stories. The overall aim of the programme was to enhance virtue literacy. Virtue literacy is defined as the knowledge, understanding and application…
Descriptors: Catholics, Foreign Countries, Churches, Research Reports
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Cho, Young Kwan – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between Catholic teachers' faith and their school commitment in Catholic high schools. A national sample of 751 teachers from 39 Catholic high schools in 15 archdioceses in the United States participated in a self-administered website survey. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson…
Descriptors: High Schools, Catholic Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Catholics
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Properzi, Mauro – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Inclusivist, exclusivist, and pluralist attitudes toward other religions interact in complex ways within the Mormon faith. Hence, a course on the world's religions at LDS-sponsored Brigham Young University presents an interesting case study in this context. Through survey data and statistical analysis this article attempts to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Course Descriptions
Stevens, Carla R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Accessing and assessing the controlling beliefs of teachers about the role of faith in curriculum decisions is an essential first step in efforts to address the gap between the faith integration mission of Christian schools and actual practices (Boerema, 2011). Without intervention, teachers' beliefs about teaching--shaped by early classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Curriculum Development
Cho, Young Kwan – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Church documents recognize that the Catholic teacher's faith, mediated through a teacher's commitment, is one of the crucial factors that guarantees the success of the Catholic school (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1977, 1982, 2007). A number of researchers support this view with their findings (Ciriello, 1987; Tarr, 1992; Tiernan, 2000).…
Descriptors: High Schools, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Intimacy
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