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Ehud Tsemach – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
This study describes the thinking strategies and epistemological stances of two Bible experts, who applied a literary and historical interpretive approach, respectively. A thinking-aloud protocols methodology was used as the two scholars read the same biblical story and verbalized their thoughts. The findings reveal intricate relationships between…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Specialists, History
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Janet Orchard; Victoria Bowen – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
We report on the design of a close-to-practice research project situated in Southwest England exploring the relationship between developing teachers' "powerful knowledge" of inter-religious dialogue in religious education (RE) through a teacher fellowship model for RE specialists, including a specialist curriculum development programme…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Relations, Dialogs (Language), Teaching Methods
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Heather Marshall – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
The protection and regulation of religious expression present complex challenges. Blasphemy laws, which criminalize acts deemed disrespectful to religious beliefs, have been abolished in England, allowing for broader freedom of expression. However, concerns and discussions about blasphemy persist. The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman (2023), has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Beliefs
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Christina Osbeck; Katarina Kärnebro; Annika Lilja; Karin Sporre – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
The aim of this article is to examine patterns in Swedish children's existential questions and worldviews in 2020 in relation to patterns from 1970 and 1987, but also to point towards a further discussion of importance, about possible RE responses to these findings. The material, children's texts, comes both from studies conducted by Sven Hartman…
Descriptors: World Views, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Childrens Attitudes
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Jon Magne Vestøl – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
As perspectives from the Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky have made a substantial impact in the field of educational sciences, they have generated interest even in the field of religious education. To address some possible implications of Vygotskyan perspectives for religious education, this study focuses on Vygotsky's notion of symbolic…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Educational Theories
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Alison Johnson; Matthew H. Lee; Albert Cheng – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
Research shows that teacher quality is the most important school-related input correlated with student success. In religious private schools, teachers do not merely influence academic outcomes; they may also play a role in spiritual formation. Religious school administrators report that their faith informs their hiring decisions. However, little…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Schools, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
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Tania ap Siôn; Sandra Cullen; Sonja Danner; Bianca Kappelhoff; Eszter Kodácsy-Simon – Journal of Religious Education, 2024
Living and working through the challenges of a pandemic offered a unique research opportunity to engage with some core questions about what really matters in Religious Education (RE) in countries across Europe. The "What COVID Reveals to Religious Education Specialists" research project sought to provide a reflective space for RE…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Franck, Olof – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
This article discusses whether there is a contradiction in prescribing a religious, more specifically a Christian, tradition as the ethical basis for a teaching that is prescribed to be non-denominational. In the Swedish curriculum, the ethics borne by a Christian tradition and Western humanism are used as a platform for the school's teaching at…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Kaupp, Angela – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
Students often complain that the content of their studies is not practice-oriented enough because they do not recognize the importance of theory. This theory-practice problem has long been discussed in teacher education. Explicit research on religious education (RE) is only just beginning. This article tries to evince some connectors between…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Higher Education, Religious Education
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Halevy, Gai – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
Despite the importance of religion to identity formation, there has been little research on religious identity, resulting in a limited understanding of the development of religious identity, especially among strictly religious adolescents. The aim of this study was to examine religious identity formation changes during post-high…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, High School Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Akhtar, Nafees; Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Sailer, Alison B.; Hasan, Syeda Salma; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
This paper examines the psychometric properties of the 30-item Moral Foundations Questionnaire among a sample of 370 young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 years who were born in Punjab and who had lived there since their birth. Initial analyses did not support the internal consistency reliability of the five scales of moral predispositions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Moral Values, Muslims
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Carmody, Brendan – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
Religious Education has long been part of Zambia's primary and secondary education curriculum. Though it contains a social justice section, it has been weakly socially transformative. This could be seen to be a major challenge today if Religious Education is to be educational. With a swiftly expanding social situation placing increasing numbers at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Social Justice, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ryan, Maurice – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
Barabbas has a small role in the Gospels, but his presence influences the way the Christian story has been told and received over the centuries. While he is mentioned in all four Gospels during the account of Jesus' Roman trial, he never appears "on-stage" in the Gospels. His main purpose is to exculpate the Romans of responsibility for…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Christianity, Judaism, Religious Education
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Riegel, Ulrich; Rothgangel, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
On the one hand, research on religious education is done according to a transnational scientific paradigm, on the other hand, it is performed within particular institutional contexts which vary from nation to nation.This raises the question of how institutional context affect research on religious education. The paper addresses this question on…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Environment, Cross Cultural Studies
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Skalski-Bednarz, Sebastian Binyamin; Konaszewski, Karol; Toussaint, Loren L.; Kwiatkowska, Anna; Surzykiewicz, Janusz – Journal of Religious Education, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine the mediating role of moral foundations in the relationship between religion and environmentalism. The online survey data was collected from 616 young adult Catholics from Poland aged 19-25, who are likely to be affected by climate change more than any other generation before them. Regression analysis…
Descriptors: Climate, Problem Solving, Catholics, Young Adults
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