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Capets, Mary Rachel – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2014, forty-five educators from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney embarked on a sacred journey to Rome for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. The pilgrimage was designed to offer faith formation, professional development and a means of sharing the faith with their school communities upon return. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers
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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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Neidhart, Helga; Lamb, Janeen T. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
This article focuses on the challenge of faith leadership in Catholic schools. In particular, it reviews Australian research that has aimed to understand how principals conceptualize and enact their role as faith leaders. Consistent with American research, Australian research found that principals saw themselves as playing a leadership role in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have an important presence in contemporary civil society and have gained further prominence through their repertoire of social welfare and services. This study engaged social work educators (n = 316) across nine countries to examine their perceptions of including discourses on faith and FBOs in the social work…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Churches
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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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Scott, John Trevitt; Armstrong, Ann Cheryl – Professional Development in Education, 2014
This paper draws on a broader qualitative study of professional learning in schools of the Peoples of the Book (Christians, Jews and Muslims) in post-colonial Australia, addressing the role that the growing number of Australian faith-based schools play in shaping a just and inclusive Australian society. By reviewing material in the public domain,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Christianity
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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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Chalwell, Kaye – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
Special Religious Education is faith-based single tradition religious education taught in many Australian public schools by volunteer teachers who are adherents of the faith they are teaching. This paper derives from a qualitative study of the pedagogy of Christian Special Religious Education teachers that took place between 2010 and 2014. Love is…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Public Schools, Volunteers, Teaching Methods
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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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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; Goldburg, Peta; O'Neill, Maureen M. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The faith-based identity of Catholic schools is increasingly problematic in a secularised society where the numbers of teachers belonging to religious orders are diminishing rapidly. Teachers' views regarding the characteristics of Catholic schools are an important aspect of the identity of such schools. The authors locate Catholic schools in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Hickey-Moody, A. C. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This paper examines the research design for an arts-based interfaith research project that is intended to build relationships between children from different faiths and to increase research participants' understandings of faiths other than their own. The project is funded as an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship called "Early Start…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Intergroup Relations, Religion, Research Projects
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Peterson, Andrew – British Journal of Religious Education, 2017
In the absence of a dedicated subject for teaching general religious education, the inclusion of Civics and Citizenship education as a new subject within the first Federal Australian Curriculum provides an important opportunity for teaching the religious within Australian schools. The curriculum for Civics and Citizenship requires students to…
Descriptors: Religion, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Yap, Siew Fong – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
The realisation to integrate science, ethics and morality is recognised with growing impetus in recent years (as noted with introducing the Australian Curriculum "Science as a Human Endeavour" strand), to develop sophisticated epistemologies of science, which includes an appreciation of the social context including ethical thinking. To…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Values, Ethics, Moral Values
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Prior, Christopher Michael – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
In Christian schools, leaders' roles include the integration of the particular beliefs of the community through all aspects of school life. This article describes an interpretive study into school leaders' perceptions of the essential features of Christian Education National (CEN) schools, how they integrated these features into school culture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Religious Education
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