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Clements, Ben – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Separate Catholic schooling in Britain has historically been a key mechanism for the religious socialisation of children within the denomination and for the transmission of communal identity and heritage. Catholic schools currently comprise around a tenth of all state schools in England and nearly all 'denominational' schools in Scotland. This…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Adults, Surveys
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Nixon, Graeme – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper considers the right of parental withdrawal from the statutory subject Religious Education (RE) in Scottish primary and secondary schools. The background, history and current legislative situation relating to this right are considered, as well as current discussions and debates about this issue. The intentions are to establish how often…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Withdrawal (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
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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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Liedgren, Pernilla – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Teachers in Swedish schools must balance the values imposed by law while simultaneously attempting to respect freedom of religion for their pupils. This study aimed to empirically investigate how teachers handle pupils who are Jehovah's Witnesses, a minority religion. Eleven, adult ex-members were asked to reflect on their experiences during…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Foreign Countries, Social Values
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Walfish, Ruth A.; Brody, David L. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Bible teachers in contemporary society confront serious problems related to the nature of the biblical text and the socio-cultural context of their teaching. This study, based on semi-structured interviews, examines the problems that five expert religious Israeli elementary school teachers encounter in their teaching and the solutions they employ.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Biblical Literature, Teacher Motivation
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O'Connell, Noel Patrick – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This ethnographic study examines deaf people's experience of the Roman Catholic Sacrament of Confession in two Catholic schools for deaf children in the Republic of Ireland from 1950 to 1990. The article fills a gap in Catholic deaf education literature that fails to uncover the experiences of deaf children. It provides space for their storied…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Deafness, Catholics, Religious Education
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Geiger, Matthew W. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This article explores the nature and function of intersubjectivity in religious education (RE) praxis. It is very common for religious educators to prioritise forms of RE that emphasise the importance of intersubjective, dialogical praxis. It is much less common, however, that theorists devote sustained time to thick description of the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Praxis, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Vivanco, Borja – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
A substantive and differentiating element of the Jesuits' university paradigm is the promotion of social justice. The results of a telephone poll conducted amongst professors and researchers convey the initiatives to further social justice that Jesuit universities in Spain have been carrying out primarily since the 1990s. Although still a limited…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Social Justice
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Lövgren, Johan – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Although large international studies have defined Norway as one of the most secular countries in the world, Christian folk high schools in Norway have experienced record high attendance. This paper presents case studies of the religious education (RE) and practices of two Christian folk high schools in Norway. A survey shows that students at these…
Descriptors: Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, Christianity, Case Studies
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Cheung, Chris Hin Wah; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Leung, Chi Hung; Hue, Ming Tak – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper explored the impact of religious engagement (religious background, religious service attendance and religious activities participation) on adolescents' civic and social values. Attitudes towards the influence of religion on society were investigated as a possible mediator/moderator of religious engagement. A model based on Western…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Religious Factors, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Social Values
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Vargas-Herrera, Francisco; Moya-Marchant, Loreto – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Religion classes are found throughout the entire school system in Chile. These are mostly conducted by Catholic teachers who form their own professional identity from internal demands (imposed by the Catholic Church) and external demands (imposed by the school culture, social media, students and their families). This paper presents a reference…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Catholic Educators, Guidelines
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Sai, Youcef – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This article draws on ethnographic fieldwork that took place in 2014 in two primary Muslim schools based in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Based on observations and semistructured interviews, three teachers were observed and interviewed on how the Qur'an was taught to fourth and fifth class pupils. The research findings explore the following:…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Islam, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Isaacs, Amy Kate; Mergler, Amanda – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Minimal prior research has examined the school chaplaincy programme in Australia. This exploratory study sought to identify the values primary school chaplains feel are the most important to them personally, and in their role as chaplain. Eight chaplains working in government primary schools were interviewed. Inductive thematic analysis was used…
Descriptors: Clergy, Religious Education, Elementary School Students, Values
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Goodman, Angela – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Critical Religious Education (CRE) is a contemporary pedagogy of religious education developed by Andrew Wright and various colleagues over the past two decades. There has been widespread academic discourse about the pedagogy in theory but increasingly commentators have called for examples of it in practice. Over the past seven years a writing…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Interviews, Academic Discourse, Teaching Methods
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Horrell, David G.; O'Donnell, Karen; Tollerton, David – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Existing GCSE and A-level syllabuses include modules on religion and the media, but these have not been widely or well studied for a variety of reasons. The modules may be considered difficult to teach well, and teachers have few good resources to use in comparison with more popular topics such as medical or environmental ethics. The newly…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Course Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Terrorism
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