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Gayle, Grace M. H. – Religious Education, 1994
Maintains that there is a lack of research on teaching styles and that teaching and learning styles are distinct topics and should be studied separately. Discusses research findings related to descriptive aspects of teaching styles. Presents a six-part model of teacher behaviors that comprise teaching style. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Philosophy
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Cizek, Gregory J. – Religious Education, 1994
Maintains that the past two decades have seen a remarkable growth in alternative education options, particularly home schooling. Asserts that the parents' religious and moral beliefs are primary reasons for the home schooling movement. Reviews research on home schooling and calls for more relevant lines of inquiry. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Lewis, Laura B. – Religious Education, 1994
Contends that the use of commercial published curricula, particularly textbooks and teacher's guides, is widespread in U.S. church-sponsored programs of religious education. Reports on case studies of five church-school teachers on their curriculum development and lesson-planning procedures. (CFR)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education
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Roebben, Bert – Religious Education, 1995
Defines evangelization as a cooperative religious educational experience regarding the efficacy of the gospel. Considers its role in the lives of young people. Concludes that evangelization must incorporate and address current social concerns as well as questions of belief and unbelief. (MJP)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Interfaith Relations
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Melchert, Charles – Religious Education, 1995
Maintains that neither postmodernism nor cultural pluralism are antithetical to biblical texts. Locates postmodernist open-ended thinking in many of the enigmatic proverbs and other wisdom texts. Reveals similarities, and at times historical connections, between much of the Bible and various Mediterranean cultures. (MJP)
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Content Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Ethical Instruction
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Halstead, J. Mark – Religious Education, 1995
Examines the philosophical dichotomy between liberal conceptions of social integration and secular culture and the rights and demands of religious cultural groups. Finds an acceptable middle ground in the ideas of tolerance and respect. Recommends educational objectives promoting democratic citizenship, cross-cultural understanding, and specific…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism
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Alexander, H. A. – Religious Education, 1995
Provides a concise historical overview of theological thinking concerning fundamentalism, absolutism, and relativism. Considers corresponding responses to issues regarding multiculturalism. Concludes that a diversity of viewpoints is necessary for society to learn from its mistakes and progress in a positive fashion. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Theories
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Standish, Paul – Religious Education, 1995
Identifies authenticity as the idea that there exists an innate and knowable self. Discusses this concept and how it relates to social, philosophical, and religious thought. Compares the Western concept of self, autonomous and individualistic, with the more interdependent and enigmatic Eastern ideal. (MJP)
Descriptors: Buddhism, Cultural Context, Cultural Images, Cultural Pluralism
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Lovat, Terence J. – Religious Education, 1995
Describes the efforts to incorporate and represent Hindu and Muslim theology in Australia's secondary schools' Religious Studies curriculum. These efforts included literature reviews as well as historical and ethnographic research. Argues that the current incorporation represents merely a first step and advocates further expansion and research.…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Enrichment
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Sandsmark, Signe – Religious Education, 1995
Criticizes the notion that secular humanists and religious educators can equitably agree on a common or middle ground. Maintains that the so-called middle ground is often primarily secular ideology with a token acknowledgment of the validity of religious thought. Argues for a more open discussion with both positions receiving equal consideration.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Christianity, Cultural Pluralism, Ethical Instruction
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Arthur, Chris – Religious Education, 1995
Observes the philosophical and methodological aspects of Religious Studies. Considers the limitations of approaching religious thought and experience from a rationalist-scientific perspective. Includes a historical overview of the phenomenology of religious education with brief summations of leading theorists. (MJP)
Descriptors: Christianity, Educational Theories, Educational Trends, Epistemology
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Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino – Religious Education, 1995
Criticizes the concept that secular, rationalist thought is more objective than religious thought. Maintains that all human inquiry and interaction is rife with subjective bias and assumptions. Defends the teaching of religious subjects in public schools on this basis and calls for an "intersubjective" approach (acknowledging rationalist…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Smith, W. Alan – Religious Education, 1995
Compares and contrasts American Indian spirituality with European-American religion. European-American religion emphasizes theological interpretation and separateness between man and God. American Indian spirituality stresses direct experience of the holy, and unity between man and the spiritual world. Considers how the two might be incorporated…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Cherokee, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Boys, Mary C.; And Others – Religious Education, 1995
Proposes a mode of religious education that accentuates the self-actualizing, humanistic aspects of religious thought while downplaying the exclusionary and confrontational pathologies. Maintains that the power of spiritual commitment, devoid of rancorous judgments, can be a force for positive global transformation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Christianity, Consciousness Raising, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Enrichment
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Boys, Mary C.; Lee, Sara S. – Religious Education, 1996
Provides an extensive recounting of a colloquium convened at the Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies in Baltimore, Maryland. The colloquium brought together Catholic and Jewish educators from the northeastern United States for six intensive, two-day sessions over a period of nearly three years. Discusses the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Catholic Educators, Catholics
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