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Andreassen, Bengt-Ove – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
Religious education appears in many different models and varies between educational systems and national contexts. Theoretically, religious education is usually divided into confessional and non-confessional models. However, as several researchers have pointed out, the nonconfessional models can be 'marinated' in confessional religion. In most…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Correlation, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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Moe, Christian – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
This focus issue of CEPS Journal raises two topics usually treated separately, Religious Education and the use of religious symbols in public schools. Both involve the challenge of applying liberal democratic principles of secularism and pluralism in a school setting and refract policies on religion under conditions of globalisation, modernisation…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Public Schools, Democratic Values
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Alberts, Wanda – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
This article critically reviews the European religious education landscape and argues that a religious notion of religion prevails in most models, not only in confessional RE but also in integrative models and even in so-called alternative subjects that are compulsory for pupils who do not take part in confessional RE. Thus, schools in Europe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Models, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Kari – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Teacher education plays a central role in education and relates to various stakeholders of education. Currently, teacher education is not perceived as the sole responsibility of higher education institutions, and they are expected to work closely together with other partners. In this paper, the concept of "partnership" is defined and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education, Stakeholders
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Lea, Martha – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
Even smaller Western countries receive immigrants from remote areas with poorer living conditions. As stated in the U.N. Child Convention, immigrant children should be given equal opportunities in education. Parents are always interested in their children's future, and education may gain from stronger cooperation between school and parents. Some…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Migrants, Educational Policy, Parent School Relationship
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Pižorn, Karmen; Moe, Eli – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
This article is a validation study of two national large-scale tests that measure the language proficiency of 11/12 year-old English learners in Norway and Slovenia. Following the example of Alderson and Banerjee (2008), the authors of the article have employed the EALTA guidelines for good practice to validate the tests, and to formulate major…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Guidelines, Test Construction