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Miserandino, Anthony – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The Catholic school system in the United States is undergoing significant changes in size, populations served and the funding models which have traditionally supported such schools. The closing of many schools in urban areas in the last 10 years in conjunction with the rising costs of schooling suggests that unless a new approach to funding…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Costs
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Franken, Leni – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Inspired by the comparative method for RE as outlined by Bråten, this article elaborates on some similarities and differences between the present RE system in Flanders (Belgium) and the past RE system in Québec (Canada). After a brief outline of the societal level, the focus will be on the institutional level, where international, national and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Legislation
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Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to explore integrative worldview education as a platform for learning from worldviews in a diverse cultural context. This is done by exploring integrative worldview education in a Finnish secondary school context by examining the views of school stakeholders. The stakeholders examined in this article consist of 174 parents…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Nelson, James – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This paper explores what some have described as a 'crisis in meaning' in religious education (RE). One region, Northern Ireland, is chosen as a focus for exploring the question of meaning-making as it provides an example of 'agreed ambiguity' -- where a common syllabus for RE is believed to be ascribed different meanings by different schools. The…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Discourse Analysis, Web Sites, Christianity
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Freathy, Rob; John, Helen C. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article outlines the 'Big Ideas' approach to curriculum reform, as applied in the 'Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education' project. A critical analysis follows of the outcomes of the University of Exeter's 'Identifying Principles and Big Ideas for Religious Education' project, which sought to apply the same approach to Religious…
Descriptors: Religious Education, World Views, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Quartermaine, Angela – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
With the increased requirement to incorporate counter-terrorism measures into the British education system, teachers are now expected to discuss terrorism within the classroom setting. However, this is a challenging endeavour due to the complex nature of the phenomenon, including definitional questions and links made to certain ideologies, in…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Religion, Islam, Christianity
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Everington, Judith – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Although the teaching of nonreligious worldviews has been advocated in a Council of Europe Recommendation, few European countries include such a study in religious education (RE). Guidance on implementing the Recommendation recognises that inclusion is problematic, raising issues for policymakers, teacher trainers and schools. In this article,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Thomas, Andrew; Rolin, Alf – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Different religions are treated in different ways in Norwegian sixth form textbooks. We carried out an exhaustive content analysis of the chapters devoted to individual religions in textbooks for the Religion and Ethics course currently available in Norway, using rigorous indicators to code each word, image and question according to whether they…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religious Education, Buddhism, Christianity
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Hendek, Abdurrahman – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this country report on Turkey, Abdurrahman Hendek provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date account of religious eduction (RE) in Turkey. A state which seeks to be both 'religious' and 'secular' is a useful corrective to those thinking of the two as opposites and illustrates the Commission on RE's stress on the importance of interrogating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Islam
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Sheng, Xiaoming – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The literature focusing on Christian home schooling has been entirely ignored in the educational context of China, because practising home schooling is illegal and such families have strong religious beliefs. In particular, in China, studies grounded in empirical research and dealing with the development of Christian home schooling are negligible.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Home Schooling, Christianity
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Garreta-Bochaca, Jordi; Macia-Bordalba, Monica; Llevot-Calvet, Núria – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In a pluricultural and multi-religious world, with high levels of social secularisation, the role of religious education in schools (especially in state-funded schools) has inundated political and academic debate throughout Europe, which is becoming increasingly more committed to integrating, non-confessional models. In this context, it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Elementary Education, Incidence
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Elliott, Gregory; McCormick, John; Bhindi, Narottam – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Religious education in Australian Catholic High Schools is the raison d'etre for the Catholic education system and religious education teachers are critical to this mission. This paper offers a framework for investigating the self-efficacy of religious education teachers.We first describe the nature and context of religious education in Australian…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Davies, Tanya – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
As a result of globalisation, the boundaries that once limited the trade of ideas and culture have largely dissolved. In Australia, the fruits of intercultural exchange have largely been enjoyed, yet this expansion of Australian interaction with diverse Others has posed a perceived threat to some. This parallel expansion and contraction of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Literacy Education, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; McKenna, Ursula – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study drew on data provided by 11,809 13- to 15-year-old students drawn from the four nations of the UK to explore the level of agreement with the view that science disproves the biblical account odf creation, and to explore the power of five sets of variables to predict individual differences in responses to that opinion. The five sets of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Religion, Sciences
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Matemba, Yonah; Addai-Mununkum, Richardson – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This article draws data from two complementary studies in sub-Saharan Africa to highlight the problem of religious misrepresentation in (multi-faith) Religious Education (RE) at school in Malawi and Ghana. Employing Michael Apples' conception of selective tradition, the article is critical of the confrontational disputation inherent in the RE in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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