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Francis, Leslie J.; Casson, Ann – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Drawing on data from a survey conducted among 9,810 young people in England, Scotland, and Wales, this study examines parental and peer influence on church attendance among 2146 13- to 15-year-old students who identified themselves as Catholics. The data suggested that young Catholics who practise their Catholic identity by attending church do so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Influence, Peer Influence, Adolescents
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Hall, David; Sultmann, William; Townend, Geraldine – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Conciliar and post-conciliar documents provide a consistent stream of inspirational and informative directions for Catholic Education. This study explores the thematic constants within and across these releases, specifically in relation to the mission of the Catholic school. A series of Leximancer analyses, digital data mining processes of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Educational Strategies
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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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Starkey, Janina; Rymarz, Richard – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Catholic Studies is a religious education course used in senior high schools in New South Wales, Australia. The course is not counted for university entrance but meets the requirement for students to undertake religious study whilst in catholic schools. This paper examines the perceptions of teachers on why students take the course and what parts…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Education, High School Students, Catholic Schools
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Capets, Mary Rachel – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2014, forty-five educators from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney embarked on a sacred journey to Rome for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. The pilgrimage was designed to offer faith formation, professional development and a means of sharing the faith with their school communities upon return. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers
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Selvam, Sahaya G.; Munyiva, Lucia – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Since Martin Luther, religious education has largely been identified with catechism that used question and answer method, particularly in the Catholic church. For a person with intellectual disability, this offers a grave difficulty in religious formation. Could there be alternatives? The present study aimed at exploring the benefits of Catechesis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Catholics, Children