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Barnes, L. Philip – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
The aim of this article is to interact critically with Matthew Clayton and David Stevens's recent critique of non-confessional religious education, constituted as a separate, compulsory subject in the school curriculum. Three different critical arguments are considered: the contention that religious education is an unsuitable vehicle for fostering…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Prosocial Behavior, Public Policy, Criticism
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Fraser-Pearce, Jo – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Though the promotion of spiritual 'development' is statutory in state-maintained schools in England and Wales, it is neither clear what spirituality is nor how schools might educate in this area. In the literature, one finds an array of divergent conceptions of spirituality and spiritual education. There is, indeed, lack of agreement regarding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Definitions
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Francis, Leslie J.; Lankshear, David W.; McKenna, Ursula – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
This paper set out to explore and to compare the experiences and attitudes of self-identified Muslim students (N = 84) and self-identified Christian students (N = 87) attending the same Anglican primary schools in Wales within the context of the Student Voice Project. The data identified two distinct attitudinal trajectories, one assessed by the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Muslims, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Kieran, Patricia; Parker-Jenkins, Marie; Ryan, Anne – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Religions and beliefs are complex, contested and challenging aspects of the educational systems and cultural landscapes both in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and in Northern Ireland (NI); part of a long and protracted history of colonial oppression and political struggles underpinned by religious and ethnic divisions. The deficit in the literature…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Khalili, Samaneh; Kallioniemi, Arto; Bagheri Noaparast, Khosrow – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
This article aims to identify and compare the characteristics of human agency in liberal and Islamic religious education, comparing Iran as a religious context influenced by Islamic state ideology with Finland as a liberal context and a secular state ideology. This comparison will be accomplished by document analysis of the national curricula for…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Islamic Culture
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Agbaria, Ayman K.; Statman, Daniel – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
This article discusses the case study of a programme for Jewish and Palestinian educators in Israel and our initial insights into the outcome of the initiative. The programme aims to address racism, segregation, and prejudice and to support educators to teach culture and tradition in a more humanistic, inclusive, and critical way. To achieve this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Judaism, Jews, Islam
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Wijaya Mulya, Teguh; Aditomo, Anindito; Suryani, Anne – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
This study examines the constitution of religiously tolerant subjectivity among Indonesian Muslim pre-service teachers. Complementing existing studies in religious tolerance education which were mainly survey-based and experimental, this qualitative research employed a discourse analysis methodology which connects individual-level analysis with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Muslims, Preservice Teachers
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Leung, Kim Hung – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Young people have ascribed a key role in social development, and promoting positive youth civic participation is a shared global agenda. Youth with a religious faith tend to be more concerned with social and public issues than their non-religious peers. This empirical study investigates the relationships between religious affiliation and civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Religion, Citizen Participation, Religious Factors
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Sultmann, Willian; Lamb, Janeen; Hall, David; Borg, Gary – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
The Scriptural metaphor, 'Into the Deep', characterises a trial Religious Education curriculum within a Catholic diocese of Australia. Teacher developers (n = 40) and teacher implementers (n = 85) from 37 schools responded to the influence of six Religious Education Development Principles (REDP), and statements on the implementation processes at…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Religious Education, Catholic Educators, Foreign Countries
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Wiens, Peter D.; Hightower, Andromeda; Yoder, Paul J.; Chou, Annie – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Private Christian schools in North America endeavour to provide an educational experience that integrates religious and academic training for their preK-12 students. The integration of faith and academics has been studied in higher education institutions in North America, but not substantially in preK-12 schools. This study uses the lens of…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Self Efficacy, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bin Jamil, Asyraf Isyraqi – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial country, with a multi-religious and multi-cultural people as a result. Despite its diversified nature, Malaysia is a country that constitutionally acknowledges Islam as the official religion, and all affairs pertaining to Islam are at the highest priority. The key concerns that may be raised are: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Islam, Curriculum Development
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Tuna, Mehmet H. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
Although Islamic religious education (IRE) has been offered in Austrian public schools since 1982, public opinion and the general opinions of several stakeholders in the school system tend to be negative. One of the main reasons is the shortage of professionals, which led to recruiting personnel from different disciplines, who often lack the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Professionalism, Teacher Education, Islam
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Lundie, David; Ali, Waqaus; Ashton, Michael; Billingsley, Sue; Heydari, Hinnah; Iqbal, Karamat; McDowell, Kate; Thompson, Matthew – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
This paper reports the co-creation of knowledge through a Practitioner Action Research Community of Practice of teachers and mid-level policy enactors which sought to engage the question of how to enhance Religious Education in primary schools serving socially disadvantaged children. Co-authors' professional values and assumptions are explored,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Action Research, School Community Relationship, Disadvantaged
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Aukland, Knut – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
In this article I explore the research-practice gap in RE with a unique dataset: The communication by teachers, and between teachers and researchers in a Norwegian Facebook group for RE teachers. Posts and comments in the group reflect that teachers largely communicate a practical form of knowledge with little engagement with research. At the same…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Researchers, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media
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Rothgangel, Martin; Riegel, Ulrich – British Journal of Religious Education, 2022
At present, there are relatively few international studies that reflect research in religious didactics from a metatheoretical perspective. Against this background, the fundamental question of this contribution is whether there are research designs that are typical for research in religious didactics. For this purpose, research was conducted for a…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Delphi Technique, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology
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