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Lee, Jeong-Kyu – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the relevance between religion and happiness in the aspect of Korean higher education. To review this paper logically, three research questions are addressed. First, is religion able to provide happiness for people? Second, what is the relevance between religion and happiness in the aspect of Korean higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Correlation, Confucianism
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Stambach, Amy; Marshall, Katherine; Nelson, Matthew J.; Andreescu, Liviu; Kwayu, Aikande C.; Wexler, Philip; Hotam, Yotam; Fischer, Shlomo; El Bilawi, Hassan – Comparative Education Review, 2011
During the interwar years of the early twentieth century, and through at least the 1980s, education was seen by scholars, state leaders, and international agency representatives alike as a way to modernize and secularize underdeveloped communities. Arguments about the modernizing power of education did not erase or discount the presence of…
Descriptors: Expertise, Religion, Social Change, Information Technology
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D'Souza, Mario Osbert – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
This paper examines the mediating role that education plays between religion and democratic community. The paper is situated in the Canadian context and examines this mediation through two questions: First, what is the relationship between religion and education and what is the contribution of this relationship to and within a pluralist society?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Democracy, Religion
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Wolhuter, Charl – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
Despite claims that the present age is a post-religious one, evidence is not hard to find of the force of religion in the lives of individual people, in societies and in national and world affairs. From the inception of schools millennia ago, religion and education have been closely entangled. The past fifty years witnessed momentous changes…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Research Projects, International Education
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Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This paper investigates religion education (RE) in Mexico and Thailand -- two countries from different parts of the world with vastly different populations and cultures. We wanted to learn whether they had tackled similar problems regarding the provision of RE in their schools, particularly with respect to the matter of tolerance in diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Social Attitudes, Individual Differences
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Gearon, Liam – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
In this article, I make a response to Lewin's insightful and judicious contribution to the Gearon-Jackson debate. I address the central and important arguments made by Lewin in relation to three aspects of my theoretical orientations on religion in education: (1) what Lewin rightly identifies as my "propositional" interpretation of…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Religion, Political Attitudes, National Security
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Tonga, Deniz – i.e.: inquiry in education, 2020
Social studies education in Turkey is a multidisciplinary field. One of these disciplines is religion. Social studies education can benefit from religion in terms of nurturing effective citizenship. The purpose of this study is to identify and compare the values intersecting the primary religious sources of Islam and the content of social studies…
Descriptors: Islam, Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education
Fahlén, Marie – International Journal for Research on Extended Education, 2017
Questions about freedom of religion versus secular values have increased as a controversial topic in European public debate during the last decades. The aim of this article is to shed light on these issues by focusing on the definition of "freedom of religion as a human right" among teachers working with younger pupils in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Freedom, Religion, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Gearon, Liam – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2012
This paper challenges a foundational conjecture of the Religion in Education Dialogue or Conflict (REDCo) project, that increased interest in religion in public and political life as manifested particularly in education is evidence of counter-secularisation. The paper argues that rather than representing counter-secularisation, such developments…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Religion, Religious Education, Conflict
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Halafoff, Anna; Lam, Kim; Bouma, Gary – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
Since the mid-2000s soft power approaches to counter and prevent violent extremism (C/PVE) have increasingly been implemented by civil society, state actors and UN agencies internationally. Education is a critical and previously undervalued component in PVE, as it has only recently begun to attract significant scholarly and policy attention. This…
Descriptors: World Views, Peace, Prevention, Violence
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van der Walt, Johannes L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The question that prompted this investigation into religion education (RE) in Estonia and in South Africa was whether two countries from such totally different parts of the world, with such vastly different populations and cultures though with somewhat parallel histories, had tackled the same or similar problems regarding the provision of RE in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ye, Wangbei; Law, Wing-Wah – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Studies about religion and education in post-Mao China have become more common in recent years, but very few have touched on teacher and religious education at the basic education level. This study adopted a mixed methodology approach (questionnaire, interview and lesson design analysis) to report Chinese pre-service teachers' interpretations of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Religion
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Rougier, Nathalie; Honohan, Iseult – Comparative Education, 2015
This paper examines the evolution of the state-supported denominational education system in Ireland in the context of increasing social diversity, and considers the capacity for incremental change in a system of institutional pluralism hitherto dominated by a single religion. In particular, we examine challenges to the historical arrangements…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Change, Protestants, Financial Support
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Bassi, Tripti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Schools are truly 'microcosms of society' since they reflect the larger dynamics of society. Women's position in society also got replicated in their low participation in education among other fields. This article contextualises women's education in the nineteenth-century Punjab. It briefly discusses approaches followed by various stakeholders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Educational History
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Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton; Bennett, Susan V.; van Beynen, Kaya – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2020
Consistent with national and international trends, K-12 classrooms in the United States reflect the shift towards increased levels of diversity. Elementary classrooms continue to flourish with students who possess an abundance of cultural and personal experiences. The United States is becoming not only more culturally and linguistically diverse,…
Descriptors: Literature, Multicultural Education, Elementary School Teachers, Religion Studies
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