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Billingsley, Berry; Nassaji, Mehdi – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
We report on a large-scale survey of 1,772 upper-secondary school students in 16 Church of England schools to discover their perceptions of how science and religion relate. We found that students who attend Church schools are pedagogically, socially and cognitively confined to the view that science and religion conflict. The findings are discussed…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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Horner, Jeffrey M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This study analyzes the correlation between required years of Bible courses and academic rigor at select private Christian schools. These findings, derived from the author's doctoral research, show a threshold of under 4 years of required Bible courses for optimal academic perception among these schools. This threshold correlates with a medium to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Religious Education, Secondary Schools
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McGrail, Peter; Towey, Anthony – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Recent educational reform in England occasioned new interactions between the state, universities, faith communities and schools. In 2016, a suite of new public examinations testing the academic ability of English students matriculating at 16 and 18 years of age was introduced. In Religious Education, these state-driven changes deliberately…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Education, Instructional Leadership, Department Heads
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Cheng, Albert – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Smith, Thomas Richard; Knowles, Anne Lesley – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores the cognitive processes by which Year 7 students (aged 11 to 13 years) use personal viewpoints to interpret and resolve life-issues. A Christian school located in the North West of Sydney wanted to find out if the proportionally higher occurrence of discipline issues in newly enrolled Year 7 students could be explained by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discipline, Behavior Problems, Christianity
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Cooling, Trevor; Green, Elizabeth H. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
"What If Learning" is an approach to help teachers re-frame teaching and learning to support the Christian ethos of a school. This article presents the findings of research carried out with 14 teachers, in three state-funded church secondary schools in England. The findings provide an important insight into teachers' pedagogic practice.…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Churches, Teaching Methods