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Fancourt, Nigel – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
This article presents a systematic review of empirical research on teaching about Christianity in state schools in England between 1993 and 2013. First, I explain the background to this religion's current place within English religious education. The value of a configurative review is set out, and inclusion criteria are outlined, leading to the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Christianity, Intention, Teacher Student Relationship
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Armstrong, David – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
In 1998, Byrne and McKeown examined the churches' roles in Northern Ireland's (NI) schooling system. NI was then governed by direct-rule from the UK's Westminster Parliament. The authors concluded that the desire of the Protestant churches to re-establish their influence in schools was "unlikely to succeed." This was contrasted with the…
Descriptors: Churches, Protestants, Church Role, Educational Legislation
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Franken, Leni – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
As a result of secularisation and increasing religious diversity, several European nation have states adapted their policy with regard to the organisation of Religious Education (RE) (or its equivalent) in state schools (schools funded and established by the state). In this article, different strategies will be outlined and evaluated: (1) the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Civil Rights Legislation
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Hermans, Chris – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
What is good education? We value education for reasons connected to the good provided by education in society. This good is connected to be the pedagogical aim of education. This article distinguishes five criteria for good education based on the concept of "Bildung". Next, these five criteria are used to develop the idea of the good…
Descriptors: Catholics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Community Benefits
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Hongwei, Yu; Glanzer, Perry L.; Johnson, Byron R.; Sriram, Rishi; Moore, Brandon – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
Current research yields inconsistent findings about the association between religious variables and academic cheating among college students. In this study, we investigated possible reasons for this disagreement by examining whether, and to what extent, three particular religious variables: religious identity, affirmation of importance and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Ethics, Religious Factors, Beliefs
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Jones, Ian – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
Religious Studies (RS) is expected to impact students' personal development as well as enabling acquisition of knowledge and understanding of religious and philosophical traditions. But to what extent does this actually occur? As part of a larger quantitative investigation of the effects of A Level RS in students' beliefs, values and worldviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Empathy, Beliefs
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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Parker, Stephen G. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
This study set out to explore the trajectory of personal, moral and spiritual values of students taking Religious Studies at A level in the UK. A sample of 150 students completed a battery of measures at the beginning of their period of A level study and again at the end. The data found no difference over this period of time in personal values…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Christianity, Death, Religious Education
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Sosik, John J.; Koul, Ravinder; Cameron, John C. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
Social responsibility has been linked to the moral development of students, but little prior research has examined how personal and situational variables influence students' willingness to show care and concern for social issues that reflect higher levels of moral development. We theorised and tested the hypotheses that females would endorse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Context Effect, Social Responsibility
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ap Siôn, Tania – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2017
The quantitative strand of the Young People's Attitudes towards Religious Diversity Project, conducted by the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, set out to capture data from over 2000 students living in each of the four nations of the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and from London as a special case.…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Religion
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Whittle, Sean – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
This article emulates the new stance of Professor Michael Hand on faith schools. He illustrates how theological criteria could be used to inform and guide curriculum aims in a way that avoids indoctrination and the perils of faith-based education. This approach is adopted vis-à-vis Catholic education in order to sketch out what a non-confessional…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Theories, Catholic Schools, Philosophy
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Zilliacus, Harriet; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
This study provides a Finnish perspective to international discussions on religious and worldviews education through the subject of secular ethics. This subject has been offered in Finland since 1985 throughout comprehensive schools and is primarily directed at students who are non-affiliated. Secular ethics education has scarcely been researched…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Astley, Jeff; Francis, Leslie J. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
The "theology of religions" is concerned with the interpretation and evaluation of the divergent truth-claims and views of salvation that are asserted or implied by different religious traditions. This study proposes a new multi-choice index that distinguishes between six current positions within the theology of religions, characterised…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Ethics, Religion, Beliefs
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Davison, Ian; Harrison, Tom; Hayes, Dan; Higgins, Jenny – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
Character education is of growing importance in educational discourse. The Knightly Virtues programme draws on selected classic stories to teach eight moral virtues to nine- to 11-year-olds; it has proved to be hugely popular with UK schools. A finding of the trial was the different levels of "virtue literacy" in faith and non-faith…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Program Descriptions, Moral Values
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Rymarz, Richard; Cleary, Anthony – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
Students in Catholic schools make up a significant sub group of the Australian population. As such, studies of this group provide valuable information about the religious beliefs and practices of some Australian youth. Many students in Catholic schools express traditional religious views and have relatively high levels of religious behaviours.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob; Doney, Jonathan – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
In response to contemporary concerns, and using neglected primary sources, this article explores the professionalisation of teachers of Religious Education (RI/RE) in non-denominational, state-maintained schools in England. It does so from the launch of "Religion in Education" (1934) and the Institute for Christian Education at Home and…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Politics, Foreign Countries, Primary Sources
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