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Lehmann, Devra – Religious Education, 2010
This article presents the attitudes of students and teachers to prayer at an American Modern Orthodox Jewish high school. Relevant data, based on observation and interviews, emerged from a larger study of the school's Jewish and secular worlds. A significant gap in responses became apparent. Students viewed prayer as a challenge to their autonomy,…
Descriptors: Jews, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Bamford, Christi; Lagattuta, Kristin Hansen – Developmental Psychology, 2010
Multiple methods were used to examine children's awareness of connections between emotion and prayer. Four-, 6-, and 8-year-olds and adults (N = 100) predicted whether people would pray when feeling different emotions, explained why characters in different situations decided to pray, and predicted whether characters' emotions would change after…
Descriptors: Children, College Students, Emotional Response, Comprehension
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McPherson, Robert S. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2010
Beginning in 2005, a five-year survey of cultural resources began to unfold in southeastern Utah along a prominent sandstone rock formation known as Comb Ridge. This visually dramatic monocline stretches a considerable distance from the southwestern corner of Blue Mountain (Abajos) in Utah to Kayenta, Arizona, approximately one hundred miles to…
Descriptors: Geography, Navajo (Nation), Land Use, Earth Science
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Juhnke, Gerald A.; Watts, Richard E.; Guerra, Norma S.; Hsieh, Peggy – Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 2009
This article describes how the authors use prayer with clients who self-identify their personal faith in God and who have used prayer as a helpful recovery agent or who believe prayer would be helpful to their personal recovery.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religion, Intervention, Counseling Techniques
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Gillentine, Andy; Goldfine, Bernie; Phillips, Dennis; Seidler, Todd; Scott, David – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2004
The prayer-in-school issue can be very emotional and create an extremely volatile situation if not handled properly. This article argues that coaches and athletic directors must know exactly how they will react to situations that may surface to ensure not only compliance with the law, but to foster an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for…
Descriptors: School Prayer, Athletic Coaches, Public Schools, Athletes
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Hodge, David R. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2007
Perhaps surprisingly, many social workers appear to use intercessory prayer in direct practice settings. To help inform practitioners' use of this intervention, this article evaluates the empirical literature on the topic using the following three methods: (a) an individual assessment of each study, (b) an evaluation of intercessory prayer as an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Effect Size, Social Work, Literature Reviews
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Parker, Stephen G. – History of Education, 2010
From its inception in 1922 the BBC pioneered a new medium in the education of children. This article traces the origins and development of a particular broadcast, "Children's Hour Prayers," a short worship time for children (appended to "Children's Hour") which began in wartime, and ended, along with the host programme itself,…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Radio, Programming (Broadcast), Children
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Rahmat, Munawar; Yahya, M. Wildan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The students of Indonesia University of Education (UPI) and Bandung Islamic University (UNISBA) typically practice religion as it was received from their parents and socio-religious environment. They "Salat," which is the main prayer of Islam, simply abort their obligations, and after praying, immediately leave their prayer mats without…
Descriptors: Universities, Islam, Religious Factors, Religious Education
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Batson, Mindi; Marks, Loren – Qualitative Report, 2008
This study examines meanings and processes associated with religious practices of prayer, building faith, and forgiving through in-depth, qualitative interviews with six highly religious Roman Catholic families with children. Families were interviewed using a narrative approach that asked participants to share experiences and challenges related to…
Descriptors: Religion, Catholics, Religious Factors, Interviews
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Atkins, David C.; Kessel, Deborah E. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2008
High religiousness has been consistently linked with a decreased likelihood of past infidelity but has been solely defined by religious service attendance, a limited assessment of a complex facet of life. The current study developed nine religiousness subscales using items from the 1998 General Social Survey to more fully explore the association…
Descriptors: Marriage, Religion, Attendance, Correlation
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Gallucci, Kathy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
This article presents a case study of heart patients who had someone unknowingly praying for them suffered fewer complications. In this article, the author states that the case is used in an introductory biology course for nonmajors at the freshman or sophomore level and is used to evaluate students' understanding of the scientific method. Thus,…
Descriptors: Patients, Scientific Methodology, Biology, Religious Factors
Romano, Katherine – Teaching Pre K-8, 2004
This article relates the story of Joy Warner, founder and director of Children's Community School (CCS) in Huntersville, North Carolina. Distressed to learn that her five-year-old would have to change classes in public school, and unhappy with the uninspired teaching she witnessed in private schools, Warner decided to open her own school. A major…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Community Schools, Charter Schools, Elementary Schools
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Ai, A. L.; Ladd, K. L.; Peterson, C.; Cook, C. A.; Shearer, M.; Koenig, H. G. – Gerontologist, 2010
Purpose: Despite the growing evidence for effects of religious factors on cardiac health in general populations, findings are not always consistent in sicker and older populations. We previously demonstrated that short-term negative outcomes (depression and anxiety) among older adults following open heart surgery are partially alleviated when…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Mental Health, Surgery, Coping
Parkinson, Kathleen Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2007
In recent years, distant (remote) intercessory prayer has been put up against the scientific method of research. Studies are few, variable, and tend to be nongeneralizable. Lack of construct validity of the variable prayer is one of the weaknesses that opens up the research to valid critique and scrutiny. The belief that research in this field is…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Scientific Methodology, Construct Validity, Religion
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Wongsothorn, Achara; Yordchim, Suwaree – THAITESOL Journal, 2020
Reading Thai and English is an essential skill for students in rural areas. This R&D research studies three levels of reading enhancement of upper elementary, junior high school, and vocational certificate students in rural areas of Nakhon Phanom. The sample group consisted of 108 students. Quantitative and qualitative research methods were…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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