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Castelli, Mike – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
Inter-faith or inter-religious dialogue takes place for a range of reasons and comes in many guises, from the reconciliatory encounter to ease rivalry, to an engagement with the other in an exploration of the meaning and purpose of the human condition. This article examines the process of dialogue in a religious education context and proposes a…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Dialogs (Language)
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; Parker, Stephen G. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
This study was established to profile students currently studying religion at Advanced level (A level) in terms of their demography, motivation, experience and attitudes. Eight specific areas were identified for examination: their personal motivation to study religion at A level, the personal challenges posed by the subject, their personal…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Student Characteristics
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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
The focus of this article is on 9th grade students' (N = 9) perceptions on aspects that make them feel authentic in integrated religious education (RE) lessons among students of various faiths. All of the students had previously studied RE in segregated groups. The data was collected in a collaborative teaching experiment in Finland with student…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Religion
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Ipgrave, Julia – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
This contribution reports research into young people's attitudes to religion and religious diversity in secondary schools across the UK. The data indicate that students' respect for the religiosity of their peers, or their lack of it, is due less to the influence of classroom RE (multi-faith or otherwise) than to the experience of religion in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Religious Factors, Secondary School Students
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2014
This article examines Finnish pupils' views of religious education (RE) in a pluralistic educational context. The focus is on pupils' views of the aims and different approaches to RE in a multi-faith school. The study utilised a mixed method approach, combining quantitative and qualitative data. It employed a survey (n = 1301) and interviews (n =…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Mixed Methods Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Casson, Ann – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2011
The present article highlights one of the challenges faced by the Catholic Church in maintaining the Catholicity of Catholic schools in England, that is to say, the students' construction of a fragmented Catholic identity from elements of the Catholic faith tradition. The article explores Catholic students' perceptions of their Catholic identity.…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Ziebertz, Hans-Georg; Kalbheim, Boris; Riegel, Ulrich – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2006
Issues like faith and Church, religion and religiousness are not valued particularly highly among the young. At the same time a search for the meaning of life and an orientation in one's own behaviour still seem to be significant and transcendent focal points are being sought to deal with these issues. This article questions the value that…
Descriptors: Religion, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Schoffstall, James; Ackerman, Beth – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an undergraduate adapted physical education course on the attitudes of pre-service physical educators toward individuals with disabilities using the Physical Educators Attitude toward Teaching Individuals with Disabilities, third edition. The participants for this study were 108 students…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Education, Education Courses, Disabilities
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Ferrari, Joseph R.; Cowman, Shaun E. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2004
Across three studies, the development of a reliable and valid measure of perceptions by students of an urban, private, faith-based teaching university's mission and values was assessed. Study 1 presented scale construction and reliability of the DePaul Values Inventory (DeVI) with undergraduates (n = 111), yielding a final 22-item rating scale…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Social Desirability, Institutional Mission, Validity