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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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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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