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Boeve, Lieven – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Rather than choosing between either catholic identity, or openness to otherness, the catholic dialogue school envisages, through the dialogue with the other, to stir the (re)discovery of one's own identity, and to introduce once again the Christian voice within the conversation. After introducing this project, I reflect more extensively on how to…
Descriptors: Catholics, Self Concept, Anthropology, Christianity
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Franken, Leni; Vermeer, Paul – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article reflects on the place of RE in a pillarised education context, taking into account the fact of religious diversity and pluralisation among the school population on the one hand, and the freedom of religion and education of faith-based schools on the other. Particular attention will be given to Belgium and the Netherlands, which do not…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Sullivan, Alice; Parsons, Samantha; Green, Francis; Wiggins, Richard D.; Ploubidis, George; Huynh, Timmy – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
This paper asks whether private, selective, and faith schools in England and Wales in the 1980s provided an academic advantage to their pupils, both in the short and longer term. Using longitudinal data from the 1970 British Cohort Study, we examine academic outcomes in compulsory schooling and further education, and the highest qualification…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Religious Education, Private Schools, Selective Admission
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
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Pettinger, Paul – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2014
This article reviews recent research looking at the socio-economic profile of pupils at faith schools and the contribution religiously selective admission arrangements make. It finds that selection by faith leads to greater social segregation and is open to manipulation. It urges that such selection should end, making the state-funded school…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Selective Admission, Social Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Striepe, Michelle; Clarke, Simon; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
Studies which examine how educational leadership in faith-based schools is understood and practised are few and far between in the research literature. This is surprising given the important role faith-based schools play within the Australian school system and the controversy that has often surrounded them. Taking into consideration the gap in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Religious Education, Administrator Attitudes, Catholic Schools
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; O'Neill, Maureen – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2018
This paper reports on the opinions of teachers in Queensland Catholic schools regarding the identity, purposes and characteristics of Catholic schools. It draws on survey data from 2287 teachers in Catholic schools as well as semi-structured interviews with 20 teachers. Respondents were asked about their reasons for working in Catholic Education…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Religious Education, Educational Environment
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Grajczonek, Jan; Truasheim, Maureen – British Journal of Religious Education, 2017
At the heart of all curriculum decision-making is the learner. Contemporary early childhood education theory and practice emphasises young children's agency and voice in their learning paying particular attention to valuing each child's sociocultural contexts. As learners, children are considered capable and active participants rather than as…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Religion, Religious Education
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Byrne, Richard; Devine, Dympna – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The role of faith-based schools is increasingly debated within a context of school reform, rights and plurality in multi-ethnic societies. The Catholic schooling system in the Irish Republic (always referred to as Ireland in the text) represents an interesting case internationally because of the extent to which Catholic education is structurally…
Descriptors: Role, Religious Education, Social Justice, Models
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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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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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Evangelinou-Yiannakis, Angela – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
A new, independent Catholic school in rural Australia has had to face significant challenges in relation to its distinct Catholic ethos and curriculum. The challenges have included resistance from parents of the School with regard to the weekly time allocation for Religious Education, the nature of the faith-based curriculum, and the way in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Rural Areas, Religious Discrimination
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Franken, Leni – British Journal of Religious Education, 2016
In spite of recent tendencies of secularisation and religious pluralism, most Belgian schools are Catholic schools, where Roman Catholic religious education is a compulsory subject. As we will argue, this can lead to a "de facto" undermining of the freedom of religion and education and a shift in the system is therefore required. In the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational History, Cultural Pluralism, Catholic Schools
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Neill, Maureen – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
At a time when the faith-based identity of schools is facing serious challenges, the researchers undertook a longitudinal study of the relevant opinions, beliefs and values of student-teachers at a Catholic university campus in Australia. The focus of the current paper is on the responses of first-year students to a survey regarding their choice…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Franchi, Leonard – Religious Education, 2013
The publication in 2011 of "This is Our Faith" (TIOF), the Catholic Church in Scotland's syllabus for religious education in Catholic schools, is a significant contribution to wider debates on the appropriate conceptual framework for religious education. Recent teaching of the Holy See has suggested that religious education in Catholic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Religious Education, Catholic Schools
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