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O'Flaherty, J.; Liddy, M.; McCormack, O. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In light of cultural and demographic changes in the Republic of Ireland, there is an important and urgent need for research on the articulation of values education in Irish publicly-managed schools. This article reports the findings from a research project on the moral, religious and spiritual values and traditions of staff and students in…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Social Values, Moral Development, Teaching Methods
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Sutton, Timothy J. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
As is the case with many new intellectual concepts, the definitional parameters of the term "postsecular" are in flux and ultimately will shape its critical usefulness. This article represents an effort to participate in this discussion with a particular emphasis on the pedagogical importance of the tenets of religious orthodoxy when…
Descriptors: Religion, College Instruction, Role of Religion, Liberal Arts
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Hemmerechts, Kenneth; Kavadias, Dimokritos; Agirdag, Orhan – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
A body of scholarly work has emerged on educational expectations. More recently, the relationship between educational expectations and immigrant background in Western Europe has been investigated. Although the results of this type of inquiry show that students with an immigrant background tend to have higher educational expectations, potential…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Expectation, Student Attitudes, Citizenship Education
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Welling, Katharina; Roebben, Bert – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In this article the method of Scriptural Reasoning (SR), a text-based approach to interreligious dialogue between participants of the three Abrahamic religions, was implemented for a teacher education setting at a German university. Not only students with an outspoken religious conviction but also agnostic and atheist students, preparing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Biblical Literature, Qualitative Research, Religion
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Garrett, Stephen M. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Christian theology amidst post-communist societies finds itself in a precarious situation as it seeks to emerge from the competing social imaginaries of its totalitarian Soviet past and the democratic capitalism of its future. To do so, eschatological hope will need to spring eternal as it seeks understanding by faith in love of the triune God and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Theological Education, Social Systems, Foreign Countries
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Vos, Pieter H. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In the field of character education role-modelling is advocated as an important pedagogical strategy. It is supposed that students learn from "significant others" who exemplify important virtues and values. However, in these strategies it is not clear what and how students precisely can and should learn from exemplars and how the…
Descriptors: Values Education, Role, Models, Teaching Methods
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Sai, Youcef – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Islam is the fastest growing faith in the Republic of Ireland, with the number of adherents reported in 2012 at 50,000. However, despite this number there are only three Muslim primary schools. Empirical research on Muslim schools in Ireland is currently very limited. This article aims to provide insight and understanding into the role of ethos as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Religious Education
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Francis, Leslie J.; Penny, Gemma; Powell, Ruth – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Drawing on data from the 2011 Australian National Church Life Survey (NCLS), this study was designed to assess peer and parental influence on frequency of church attendance, attitude toward church, and attitude toward Christianity among a sample of 6256 young churchgoers between the ages of eight and 14 years, attending a range of denominations,…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Parent Influence, Churches, Attendance
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Francis, Leslie J.; Pike, Mark A.; Lickona, Thomas; Lankshear, David W.; Nesfield, Victoria – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In order to evaluate the impact of the pilot Narnian Virtues Character Education English Curriculum Project, a pilot sample of 86 year 7 and year 8 students (11 to 13 years of age) completed a battery of tests both before and after participating for six weeks in the programme. The battery of tests comprised 12 Narnian Character Virtue Scales…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values Education, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
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Keränen-Pantsu, Raili; Rissanen, Inkeri – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
In this article, we examine how narratives of religious traditions are used as resources in religious education (RE) and compare practices from Evangelic Lutheran religious education (LRE) and Islamic religious education (IRE) in Finnish public schools. The sacredness of narratives from holy books entails that there can be contestations over their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Religious Education, Christianity
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Kimanen, Anuleena; Poulter, Saila – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
This article examines social practices within classroom discourse in two different Finnish religious educational contexts. The article critically observes the construction of certain positions and identities as part of the school discourse and the inclusive vs exclusive practices of language. The research material consists of classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Religious Education, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Niemi, Kristian – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Religion as a school subject--Religious Education (RE)--is handled differently in various national contexts. This article discusses two different systems of managing (or avoiding) RE: those used in non-denominational Swedish and Indian schools. The article focuses particularly on what is allowed in the classroom with regards to religion. Both…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Protestants, Cross Cultural Studies
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Osbeck, Christina; Franck, Olof; Lilja, Annika; Sporre, Karin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
The "aim" of this article is to present varieties of ethical competence that are highlighted in ethics and moral education research articles, and to discuss them in the light of competences stressed in the Swedish curriculum, understood as an example of ethics education in compulsory school. The material consists of 1,940 educational…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values Education, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
The focus of this article is on 9th grade students' (N = 9) perceptions on aspects that make them feel authentic in integrated religious education (RE) lessons among students of various faiths. All of the students had previously studied RE in segregated groups. The data was collected in a collaborative teaching experiment in Finland with student…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Social Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Religion
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Franken, Leni – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2018
Based on Habermas' normative theory of religion in post-secular society, this article elaborates on the organisation of Islamic religious education (RE) in state schools. Hereto, a brief sketch of the Habermasian concepts of "reflexive religion" and "complementary learning processes" will be given. Subsequently, the author…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors
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