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Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe with examples what kind of challenges there are in the handling of religion in public school. This is done with case examples from interactions between teachers and Somali Muslim pupils and guardians in a school. The school is located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and has 350 pupils in grades 1-6. The…
Descriptors: Public Education, Religion, Religious Factors, Muslims
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Iluz, Shira; Katz, Yaacov J.; Stern, Hindy – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The Jewish ultra-orthodox (Haredi) Talmud Torah schools have been consistently resistant to the process of standardization in content, measurement, and evaluation, in contrast to the Israeli state education system which has progressed steadily in these areas. Talmud Torah schools are private elementary schools for ultra-orthodox boys. Studies are…
Descriptors: Judaism, Academic Standards, Elementary Schools, Private Schools
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Wilkinson, Jacqui; Francis, Leslie J.; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This study examines the associations between frequency of personal prayer, frequency of worship attendance and spiritual wellbeing among 468 students attending fourth, fifth and sixth classes within 18 Church of Ireland schools located in one diocese in the Republic of Ireland. Spiritual wellbeing is measured by a modified form of the Fisher…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Well Being, Elementary School Students