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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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Lipiäinen, Tuuli; Ubani, Martin; Viinikka, Kaisa; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This article examines "new learning" skills from the perspective of Finnish in-service Religious Education (RE) teachers by exploring which skills teachers emphasize in their instruction. The data of this study consist of a quantitative online questionnaire (N = 83), and qualitative semi-structured interviews (N = 18) that were conducted…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Foreign Countries
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van Dijk-Groeneboer, Monique – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The formation of identity in a secularized world is different from formation in a religious oriented society. In this situation, educating young people and guiding their personhood formation is even more a task of connecting to the pupils from out of your own heart. A Catholic religious teacher can be a mirror for these young people when answering…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Moral Values, Self Concept, Catholic Educators
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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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Noseda, Mary – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
Teacher self-efficacy is understood as a teacher's belief in his or her ability to successfully accomplish a specific teaching task in a particular context. Studies have been undertaken to determine preservice teachers' self-efficacy in particular curriculum areas, but none have been completed that relate to the teaching of Religious Education…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Religious Education, Catholics
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Francis, Leslie J.; Byrne, Gareth; Lewis, Christopher Alan; Sweetman, Bernadette – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This study set out to explore levels of religious affect (measured by the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity) and personal affect (measured by the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire) among samples of Catholic students in the Republic of Ireland attending fifth- and sixth-year classes (N = 3015) and Catholic students in Northern Ireland…
Descriptors: Catholics, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Psychological Patterns
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Kohn, Eli – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
This qualitative research aims to explore the experiences of teachers in the implementation of prayer services in religious high schools for girls in Israel. Twenty teachers from three different schools were interviewed as part of this qualitative research study. Interviews were conducted during 2017-2018. The research focused on what teachers…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Spiritual Development, High School Students, Single Sex Schools
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Kavonius, Marjaana; Ubani, Martin – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of religious education and ethics instruction in the development of worldviews in public education using empirical data. The research question of the article is: How is the contribution of RE and Ethics in the development of worldviews perceived among 9th grade students? The study is based on…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Ethics, World Views, Role of Education
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Fic, Jessica; Robinson, Christine – Journal of Religious Education, 2020
Research on teacher formation emphasises the need for teachers in Catholic schools to be involved in ongoing, purposeful, professional and spiritual formation (Franchi and Rymarz 2017). Contextually, Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) requires teachers of Religious Education (RE) in Catholic schools to participate in ongoing professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Spiritual Development, Catholic Educators, Foreign Countries
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Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to explore pupil perspectives on religions and worldviews in a mutual integrative space of religious and worldview education in a Finnish context. Analysing group interview data (N = 38) gathered from lower secondary school pupils attending mutual classes of religious and worldview education, the article explores how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Views, Religion, Student Attitudes
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Franken, Leni – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In 2018, the Québec Ethics and Religious Culture program celebrated its 10th anniversary. The launching of this program in schools in 2008 can be seen as the final step in a profound reorganization and a related deconfessionalization of the Québec educational system, a shift considered necessary to adapt school curricula to the present Québec…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Cultural Differences, Educational Policy
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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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Metso, Pekka – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The focus of this article is on parents' experiences with and perceptions of their children's religious education (RE). The data consist of letters from 41 parents of Finnish Orthodox children and youth. In the letters, the parents describe their understanding of minority religious upbringing and how it is affected by different factors like RE. RE…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Religious Education, Letters (Correspondence), Minority Groups
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Geikina, Laima – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In Latvia the implementation of the new National Curriculum is oriented towards a competence based approach that focuses on learning by doing and is based on theoretical constructs of constructionism and social constructivism. For the first time since Latvia gained independence in 1990, the new National Curriculum will provide a unique opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Competency Based Education
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