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Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina; Addai-Mununkum, Richardson – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Owing to the mixed-bag effects of religion on society, and particularly South Africa's history with religion as embedded in the oppression of and liberation from apartheid, a recent curricular review has seen the introduction of teaching about religion in the Life Orientation (LO) curriculum. From our standpoint as academics in Religion Education,…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, History, Religious Factors, Power Structure
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Lipiäinen, Tuuli; Jantunen, Anita; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
The purpose of this study was to find out what kind of worldviews Finnish principals identify in their schools and the kind of lived realities of worldviews that are affecting schools from the perspective of school leadership. The issues were considered using a wide worldview framework, which includes religious and non-religious worldviews and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, World Views, Instructional Leadership
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Cronshaw, Darren; Daddow, Newton – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Finding Common Ground (FCG) is an inter-belief dialogue program hosted in the Multi Faith Facility of Swinburne University of Technology. FCG is a voluntary program that offers Swinburne students a safe space to discuss their religious faith, or alternative value base, and to learn from those of others. Two iterations of this program were…
Descriptors: Clergy, Universities, Dialogs (Language), Intergroup Relations
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Daher, Wajeeh – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
School textbooks affect the different aspects of students' learning. One way that textbooks can affect students' learning is through the values embedded in the texts. In the present research, we intend to study values in elementary school mathematics textbook. Specifically, we study values in the Geometry and Measurement unit of the Palestinian…
Descriptors: Geometry, Measurement, Correlation, Mathematics Instruction
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Lemettinen, Jenni; Hirvonen, Elina; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
In recent years, the concept of 'worldview' has resurfaced into the forefront of the international debate among scholars of religious education. With this study, we aim to contribute to the discussion with empirical material having a focus on worldview education in whole school education. The study deals with the Finnish teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Francis, Leslie J.; Lankshear, David W.; Eccles, Emma L.; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Inspection criteria for schools with a religious character in England and Wales require the sponsoring body to arrange assessment on aspects of the distinctiveness of the school ethos. The Student Voice Project was designed to include year-five and year-six students in this process. Within the Diocese of Llandaff, the Diocesan Director of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Inspection, Evaluation Criteria
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Arslantürk, Gökhan; Harput, Dinçkan – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
So far, there is no consensus in psychology research with regard to the relationship between religiosity and prosocial behaviour. However, this relationship is quite important for understanding the dynamics underlying prosociality in adolescence. In the present study, 1,170 Turkish adolescents (aged 12-17) from both religious and general schools…
Descriptors: Correlation, Religious Factors, Prosocial Behavior, Altruism
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Kristjánsson, Kristján – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
This article offers a response to some recent critiques of character education in a UK context, in general, and the approach promoted by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, in particular. The article argues that critiques of current UK character education betray an inadequate grasp of significant factions within its group of advocates,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Values Education, Criticism, Foreign Countries
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Viinikka, Kaisa; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
This article studies three RE (religious education) student teachers' perceptions about their professional development from the beginning to the end of their initial teacher education. The focus of study was to investigate via an inductive content analysis if there are the same kind of phases in RE teacher education and how those phases are in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hermans, C. A. M. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Transformational leaders are leaders who 'transform and inspire followers to perform beyond expectations while transcending self-interest for the good of the organisation'. 'Discernment' is defined as the individual and communal practice of decision-making that is oriented on the future (educational aims), conditioned by the personal qualities of…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Transformational Leadership, Decision Making, Leadership Styles
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Stern, Julian; Buchanan, Michael T. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
The relationships between RE leaders in Catholic education and their schools and their religious communities may be ambiguous. RE leaders often appear disconnected from both 'ordinary' teacher issues and 'ordinary' leadership issues because of their religious responsibilities. In this innovative research project, the authors have explored RE…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zhao, Zhenzhou – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Chinese people's beliefs have greatly diversified in the reform era even though teaching the dominant Marxist ideology in schools has continued to be compulsory. However, little is known about how the state has interpreted and taught 'belief' in the school curriculum and how students construe the meanings of belief in their daily lives. Through…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Beliefs
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Guilfoyle, Liam; Erduran, Sibel; Park, Wonyong – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Citizens often face dilemmas where they need to make decisions that impact our lives and are related to science and religion. For example, genetic cloning, nuclear energy and climate change can potentially appeal to moral and religious values as well as scientific knowledge. The ability to coordinate knowledge and values in reaching justified…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Moral Values, Religious Factors
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Nie, Fanhao; Price, Anne – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
Prior research on the effect of religion on prejudicial attitudes against sexual minorities has looked into how religion may influence public attitudes towards homosexual behaviours, gay marriage, and same-sex adoption. However, less is known about how religion may influence employment discrimination against gays in the education industry where…
Descriptors: College Faculty, LGBTQ People, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Tröhler, Daniel – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2021
This article argues that crucial elements of the three most important theoretical models of twentieth-century education can be traced back to three Protestant denominations that were developed in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. First, rather than to look in depth at the Protestant Reformers' own educational ideas, the paper…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Protestants, Governance, Educational Theories
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