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von Dietze, Erich – Religious Education, 1998
Identifies some controversies and issues that arise from Hans Kueng's adaptation of Thomas Kuhn's paradigm theory to theology, particularly those associated with the conflict presented between the educational theory advocated by Kuhn and that contained in Kueng's wider thinking. Argues that the dilemma presents ironies that Kueng must somehow…
Descriptors: Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Farmer, Lorelie J. – Religious Education, 1992
Reports on a study of the religious experiences of childhood. Lists questions asked of adult subjects about their experiences as children. Provides excerpts of responses. Indicates a sense among respondents of the strong impact of early religious experiences upon later life. Concludes that their childhood experiences gave the participants an…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Case Studies, Early Experience, Religion
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Religious Education, 1993
Discusses the increasingly multicultural nature of California's population. Questions whether multiculturalism can be incorporated into Christian education. Provides a checklist of multicultural religious education programs divided into knowledge, skill, and attitude components. (CFR)
Descriptors: Christianity, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Gorr, Alan – Religious Education, 1990
After interviewing Jewish teenagers about death, finds Reform Judaism teachers teach about love and marriage but not death. Observes students know little of Jewish customs related to death. Notes Jewish doctrine focuses on the needs of the living. Considers elements that will be necessary to provide for effective death education in Reform Jewish…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Beliefs, Curriculum Development, Death
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Fortosis, Stephen; Garland, Ken – Religious Education, 1990
Examines Piaget's theory of disequilibration as the tension and subsequent growth caused when new information must be assimilated or accommodated to fit one's view of reality. Indicates ways Christian religious educators can use the concept of disequilibration to understand adolescents' emotional and cognitive growth. Suggests implications for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Christianity, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages
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Melchert, Charles F. – Religious Education, 1990
Examines the sages of Israel's teaching on the relationship between ecological responsibility and justice among the world's people. Contends that the sages' conception of a God whose presence and will are manifested in the world offers insight to the contemporary discussion concerning the relationship between the global ecological system and human…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Creationism, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Harrelson, Walter – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses recent discoveries for "Bible" translation with a focus on the "Dead Sea Scrolls." Examines recent discoveries that provide direct support for alternative reading of biblical passages and those discoveries that have contributed additional insight to knowledge of cultural practices, especially legal and religious…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Boys, Mary C. – Religious Education, 1990
Discusses different biblical translations throughout history in the context of the imminent publication of the New Revised Standard Version of the "Bible." Contends that in the present time, religious educators confront unprecedented disclosures about scripture based on ecumenical and interrelgious scholarship. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Religion
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Walters, Thomas P. – Religious Education, 1990
Maintains that all teachers possess instructional objectives despite claims to the contrary. Defines instructional objectives as the understanding, attitudes, and skills that a teacher wants a learner to acquire. Discusses the instructional objectives of catechetical education. Examines the debate over catechetical education and instructional…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices
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Hill, Brennan – Religious Education, 1990
Examines Alfred North Whitehead's educational theories and the value these theories possess for religious education. Outlines the application of Whitehead's theories to religious education. Expounds on Whitehead's theory of the threefold rhythm of the educational process: romance, precision, and generalization. (RW)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Collins, Peter M. – Religious Education, 1990
Contrasts John Dewey's attitude toward religion and the role of religion in the curriculum with the position of the Dutch Catechism on these two issues. Illustrates the significance of theological, religious, and philosophical principles on curriculum. Concludes that divergent positions concerning God and truth lead to different views on…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Miller, Randolph C. – Religious Education, 1989
Argues that children need assistance in dealing with the fundamental questions concerning evil and God. Discusses kinds of evil and God's omnipotence. Urges that the relationship of God to evil be dealt with in religious education so that both children and adults can be adequately prepared to deal with suffering and death. (KO)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Coping, Death
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Arthur, Chris, J. – Religious Education, 1989
Considers the problems of perception and explication in the religious context and their significance for theological education and communication. Examines these problems in the medium of television. Urges that efforts begin to understand the value of television in conveying religious information and to create programs focusing on more than…
Descriptors: Communications, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Transfer, Perception
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Groome, Thomas H.; And Others – Religious Education, 1988
Reflecting upon his own spirituality, Groome states that religious educators must have a passion for people, the gift of hospitality, a love for tradition, and a commitment to educate for God's reign. Following the article are 13 religious educators responses to the author's questions and reflections. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Religion
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Leean, Constance – Religious Education, 1988
Proposes three understandings of spirituality and examines how they challenge religious educators. Stating that spirituality can be understood as a common human yearning and experience, as a developmental reality, and as a discipline involving the whole person, the author concludes that people cannot ignore their relationship to nature and to the…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Religion, Religious Education
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