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Mihovilovic, Mary; Boulton, Helen – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This article gives voice to Catholic teachers working in secular English schools. Their experience is an under-researched area and, despite a wealth of teaching on the vocation of the teacher, the specific vocation of the Catholic teacher in a secular school receives scant attention from the Catholic Church and researchers. Through in-depth…
Descriptors: Catholics, Public Schools, Interviews, Teachers
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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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Torevell, David – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
Catholic schools and colleges are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain and sharpen their distinctiveness in a climate of secularism, indifference to religion and the shortage of practising Catholics. This article argues that one method of bolstering Catholic schools' mission integrity is to highlight one important feature of its identity…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Institutional Mission
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Stuart-Buttle, Ros – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Church-affiliated universities operate with increasingly complex roles and functions when engaging with multiple stakeholders in the provision of higher education. This article asks how to understand and analyse the interactions when these universities are among the multiple stakeholders in Christian teacher education. What frameworks of analysis…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Correlation
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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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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
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Moulin, Daniel – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
This article considers potential problems concerning Religious Education in public (state-funded) secondary schools in England in order to inform ongoing debates about religion in public education in the United States and elsewhere. Findings of empirical studies conducted in England are discussed in relation to arguments that critique Religious…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Religious Education, Christianity, Foreign Countries