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McKinney, Stephen J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The educational work of David Stow evolved in three phases. He established a Sabbath school and helped to introduce both infant schooling and teacher training in Glasgow, Scotland in the nineteenth century. He helped to establish the Glasgow Normal Seminary and later he joined the Free Church of Scotland Normal Seminary. Stow was a committed…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Educational History, World Views
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Madden, Rina – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article explores conditions and enablers for teacher professional learning in religious education in Catholic schools. It examines the impact on religion of the pluralising and secularising influences in Australia today and identifies what this asks of religious education and religious educators in response. New pedagogical approaches which…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Faculty Development, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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du Val d'Eprémesnil, Diane – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article introduces us to the benefits of contemplative practices integrated to the RE classroom. The author promotes contemplative practices in religious education, investigating how these can be integrated to the curriculum and the multiple modes of inquiry already present. After accounting for contemplation in the West, and especially in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Reflection, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Dempster, Monica – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
High crime rates and general issues of social dysfunction are common in developing countries. This paper, using a case study of Jamaica, shows the possibility of using moral and religious values to guide youth within the education system, with the ultimate goal of intercepting these societal issues. The recent spate of violence in Jamaica's…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Values Education, Developing Nations, Crime
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Herbst, Jan-Hendrik – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
In times of social crises, Public Religious Pedagogy is emerging as "a new paradigm in the field of Religious Pedagogy" (Manfred L. Pirner). This paper aims to strengthen this approach through a critical review. To achieve this, the theoretical foundations of Public Religious Pedagogy will be examined more closely in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Political Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Dimech, Pauline – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The author identifies different parties who express interest in Religious Education, and who make demands on the nature and content of religious education as it is provided in schools, but focuses only on one of these parties, namely the parents. The author explores the reasons why parents seek to be involved in--or even are legally bound to be…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Constitutional Law
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Ryan, Maurice – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Judas Iscariot has a pivotal role in the story of Jesus of Nazareth, particularly in the events in the last days of his life. But information about Judas provided in the New Testament is scant. Many details about his life, career and motivations for acting in the events of Jesus' final days have been amplified by those outside the biblical…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Judaism, Religious Education
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Tomlinson, James – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The crises evident in today's ecological context require the attention and action of Christian communities, including within the work of religious education. This essay describes a set of practices for religious education that integrate ecology as a constituent dimension of Christian formation and discipleship, organized around three key…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Religion, Teaching Methods
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Lovat, Terence – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The article will put the case for a robust theology to underpin religious education with potential to address contemporary matters in a way that genuinely informs and stimulates critical and self-reflective knowing. It will utilize a Habermasian frame of reference in constructing this argument. The article will then explore religious extremism,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Antisocial Behavior, Violence
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Ryan, Maurice – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper surveys and evaluates the contribution of Jules Isaac to the reorientation of relations between Christians and Jews. Jules Isaac, French educator, historian and bureaucrat committed his life to the repair of relations between Christians and Jews. He played a pivotal role in promoting consideration of Jews and Judaism at the Second…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Intergroup Relations, Christianity, Jews
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Horowski, Jaroslaw – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article addresses questions about the conditions of education for forgiveness, analysing them in terms of philosophy of education. The first part provides a review of the philosophical discussion on forgiveness. Revolving around the essence and moral value of forgiving, it is a debate which offers no explanations as to why people decide to…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, Justice, Teaching Methods
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Sakaranaho, Tuula – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Recent decades have witnessed a change in European governments' policies from benign neglect to active management of religious diversity, where Islam is often seen as the most challenging religion for the European social order. However, the ways in which this 'management' is justified and undertaken varies from country to country and depends on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Muslims, Public Education
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Jackson, Robert – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
The article considers human rights and their relevance to an impartial and inclusive form of religious and world views education. Such a form of education is justified because of its intrinsic worth as part of a liberal education, and its instrumental value to the personal development of students and to their social development as members of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Civil Rights, World Views, International Organizations
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Hammer, Aina; Schanke, Åge J. – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Over the last 20 years, religious education in Norway has received massive public and academic attention, due in part to clashing opinions regarding the role of such education in a generally secular society. As a result, the subject's name and curricula have been changed or modified several times. Currently, the curricula for 'Knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Philosophy
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Rotar, Marius – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Religion has been taught in Romanian public schools since 1864, only discontinued during the communist regime. The decision of the Romanian Constitutional Court in November 2014, through which attending religion classes had to be confirmed through written request by parents or high school students aged 16 triggered fiery debates in the Romanian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Public Schools, Educational History
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