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Graham, Anne; Truscott, Julia – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
While there is growing international interest in meditation and mindfulness initiatives in schools, little research has focused on exploring the impact of such practices on students' spirituality. This paper reports data from a mixed method study involving primary school classes engaged in the regular practice of Christian meditation between Years…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Elementary School Students
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O'Grady, Kevin; Jackson, Robert – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
The present article reports research conducted during 2018 in a secondary school in South Yorkshire, England with a class of 11-12-year-old boys and girls and the class teacher of religious education (RE), in consultation with the head and deputy head of the RE faculty. The focus of the project was on the extent to which existing research findings…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Secondary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Tse, Thomas Kwan Choi – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
The Methodist Church of Hong Kong has promoted a life education programme since 2004, and has progressively applied it in all affiliated schools. This article analyses the characteristics of the latest primary school life education curriculum compiled by this Christian school sponsoring body. There are three significant findings: 1) religious…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Christianity, Beliefs
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Niemi, Pia-Maria; Kimanen, Anuleena; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
How schools navigate between the demands presented by secularisation, and the increasing plurality of religious traditions has become a very topical issue in many European countries, including Finland, in recent decades. The question is both practical and philosophical by nature because the ways in which various beliefs and values are represented…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Public Schools, Inclusion
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Casson, Ann; Cooling, Trevor – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2020
Religious Education (RE) in England and Wales functions within a post-secular culture. In the last fifty years, approaches characterised by academic rigour, impartiality, and professionalism have been prioritised. In this post-secular culture, the notion of bricolage aptly describes how some young people seek meaning, explore the spiritual…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Christianity, Secondary School Students
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Foroutan, Yaghoob – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This article focuses on the process of gender identity construction through the educational system from a socio-cultural perspective. Socialisation operates as a strategy to protect social unity and group superiority. Although socialisation is an enduring process involving various institutions, childhood is a vital period of gender socialisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Content Analysis, Elementary School Students
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Nie, Fanhao – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
Previous research has demonstrated that individual religious beliefs and practices are associated with educational outcomes. However, less is known about the manner in which the overall religious cultural influence of a religion can affect an individual's educational aspirations. Using multilevel analyses on two waves of the National Study of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Youth, Adolescent Development
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Latif, Dilek – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This article exemplifies the politicisation of religious education that has polarised the Turkish Cypriot community and explores a possible approach to religious education for primary schools in north Cyprus. In the light of the long-standing debate, this study has a particular focus on the mandatory religious instruction in public primary schools…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Textbook Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Poon-McBrayer, Kim Fong – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This article analysed missionaries' roles in the development of general and special education by examining the relationship between the Great Commission and education and the biblical perspective on disabilities as the foundational links between their work and inclusive education. While missionaries have not been directly involved in the practices…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Christianity, Biblical Literature, Special Education
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Hannam, Patricia; Biesta, Gert – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
In this article we offer reflections on the final report of the Commission on Religious Education (CoRE) that was published in England in 2018. We expose and problematise the prominent place of understanding in the report, not only as an educational method, but also the underlying world view of the report itself, a world view which we characterise…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Beliefs, Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries
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Rusitoru, Mihaela-Viorica; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
In a context of growing globalisation and European integration, Christian religious education seems to be more and more neglected within the social debate. Given the differences between European countries, the question may arise: What is the relevant situation in Romania? The article analyses the religious education and spiritual development as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Lifelong Learning
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Park, Sukyoung; Mo, Yeunsuk – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This article explores the self-reflection and introspection practised by Korean teachers in early childhood institutions from the perspective of "Won"-Buddhism. With a phenomenological research methodology, it observes the internalised dialogue experienced by teachers while writing a 'mind diary' to reflect on the emotions, thoughts,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Buddhism, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
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Williams, Amanda; McKeown, Shelley; Orchard, Janet; Wright, Kathryn – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
In this article we considered the relevance of specific claims that 'multi-faith' approaches to Religious Education (RE) play a role in promoting good community relations. In doing so, we adopted a social-psychological perspective where engaging in positive and meaningful interactions with diverse others reduces prejudice. Survey responses from 92…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Community Relations, Social Psychology, Cultural Pluralism
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Pantaléon, Nathalie; Chataigné, Christine; Bonardi, Christine; Long, Thierry – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This study aims to assess the effects of the degree of self-centredness/selflessness and age on human values priorities according to Schwartz model. This model displays two main dimensions which oppose on one hand, self-enhancement to self-transcendence and on the other hand, openness to change to conservation. The sample consisted of 307 adults…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Negative Attitudes, Altruism, Adults
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Wong, Mei-Yee – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
The human development (HD) model for religious education (RE) emphasises how students benefit from studying religion. However, detailed teaching practices for 'learning from religion' are not fully understood. In this article, lesson observations, school documents and interview data were collected from two Christian primary schools in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Practices, Role of Education, Classroom Techniques
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