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Demirel Ucan, Ayse; Wright, Andrew – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study presents a new theoretical and pedagogical framework based on the theories of Critical Religious Education (CRE), Variation Theory (VT) and the Learning Study model with the purpose of improving teaching and learning in Islamic Religious Education (IRE). It reports a Learning Study conducted in a secondary girls Muslim school in London…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries
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Lopez, Melissa – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2011
This article discusses the importance of faith-based organizations implementing comprehensive sexuality education into their ministries, including a review of a study of 5,819 religious teens by Christian Community Inc., a nonprofit research and resource development organization. The study by Christian Community Inc. had a major impact in the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Religion, Spiritual Development
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew P. – Empirical Education Inc., 2012
The motivation for this paper is the authors' recent work on several randomized control trials in which they found the primary result, which averaged across subgroups or sites, to be moderated by demographic or site characteristics. They are led to examine a distinction that the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) makes between "confirmatory"…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Research Design, Classification
McLaughlin, Brenda; Pitcock, Sarah – Wallace Foundation, 2009
This report identifies the different settings in which summer programs for disadvantaged youth most commonly take place--schools, parks and recreation departments, community--and faith-based organizations, and child-care programs-- and examines the limitations and opportunities presented by each in building better programming. It reviews broadly…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Youth
Patton, Madeline – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2008
This report is based on the discussions of the February 2008 "Teaching by Choice: Beyond 2 + 2" conference, convened by the American Association of Community Colleges to focus on the growing role of community colleges as providers of teacher education and source of professional development for elementary, middle and secondary teachers of science,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dewey, Christopher; Beasley, Rodney W. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Historically, two paths have developed in an individual and communal search for understanding and meaning: The study of science and the search for a higher spirituality. Although they should not necessarily be mutually exclusive, the history of science is littered with the collision of these two pathways, for rarely have they met without…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Religion, Teaching Methods
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Summersett-Ringgold, Faith C.; Li, Kaigang; Haynie, Denise L.; Iannotti, Ronald J. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Socioeconomic status (SES) influences students' school perceptions and affects their performance, engagement, and personal beliefs. This study examined the effects of school population SES and school resources on the association between student SES and student perceptions. Methods: School liking, classmate social relationships, family…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Student Attitudes, School Attitudes, Academic Achievement
Connolly, Faith; Olson, Linda S.; Durham, Rachel E.; Plank, Stephen B. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This report compares high school indicators of college readiness for the Baltimore City Schools Class of 2011 with actual readiness as determined by Maryland colleges. Each Maryland college determines its own criteria for entering credit bearing courses or taking developmental courses. As a result, findings are reported separately by college…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Indicators, Readiness, Urban Schools