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Nahhas, Eman – Religious Education, 2020
Living in a pluralistic society where groups are ethnically, nationally and religiously different and sometimes live in conflict with one another requires teachers to be prepared to deal with conflict-laden issues. In such societies, educational institutions in general and especially teaching colleges should not be ethnocentric but should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Conflict
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McDonough, Graham P. – Religious Education, 2020
This paper examines Catholic RE curriculum documents from 2 jurisdictions to assess how well they present Jews and Judaism. It finds that their representations of Jews and Judaism rely on structures of thought, reinforced by normative Catholicism, that enable the conditions to reproduce supersessionist thinking and attitudes. Its conclusion argues…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religious Education, Catholics
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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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Reingold, Matt – Religious Education, 2016
The article presents research from a practitioner research study conducted in a non-denominational Jewish secondary school. As part of the study, students created artistic works based on chapter 12 of the biblical book of Numbers. Four of the twelve student groups created works that directly engaged with their conceptions of God as represented in…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Secondary School Students, Jews, Art Products
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Sigel, Deena – Religious Education, 2016
This design experiment in prayer education for Jewish students was motivated by a current educational concern: educating for spirituality and religious practice. Educators are tasked with formally nurturing spirituality (Wright 2001). It is known that attitude to religious observance may change during adolescence (Hyde 1963), thus attitude to…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Religion, Religious Factors
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Isralowitz, Richard; Reznik, Alexander – Religious Education, 2015
Alcohol use and risk-taking behavior among 345 male adolescents from three Israeli secular (n = 168) and three religious (n = 177) high schools were studied from 2009 to 2013. Findings show the positive impact religious education and religiosity have on minimizing alcohol use, binge drinking, school underachievement, violence, weapons possession,…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, Adolescents, Outcomes of Education
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Hermisson, Sabine; Gochyyev, Perman; Wilson, Mark – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this article, we outline the development and validation of an instrument for the assessment of attitudes towards religious diversity. The instrument uses four parallel scales, which evaluate attitudes towards Muslims, Christians, Jews and towards Non-religious people. Each scale is subdivided into eight parallel profile types and tests for the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Muslims, Islam
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Gilheany, Terence – Religious Education, 2013
The teaching of religion raises opportunities to reduce prejudicial beliefs and attitudes among students. In this study, 30 religion, history, and civics teachers in Israel, East Jerusalem, and the Palestinian Territories were interviewed about their motivations for teaching religion. This study found that teachers expressed a variety of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Civics
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Goodall, J.; Ghent, K. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
This article reports on a small scale study, examining the influence of parental faith belief on parental engagement with children's learning. The literature surrounding parental engagement and the impact of familial belief on children's outcomes is examined. It is clear from work in the US that familial faith belief has an impact; however, the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Religious Factors
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O'Keefe, Theresa – Religious Education, 2009
Bringing adults to speak about their religious belief and practice requires moving beyond what is deemed socially polite. Yet the plural nature of U.S. society increasingly demands that adults develop just such conversational capacities. This article offers a description of conversation as suggested by Nicholas Burbules, and reports on the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Beliefs, Religious Factors, Differences
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Nolan, Lucinda A. – Religious Education, 2009
An impetus of the Religious Education Association (REA) toward becoming an actively intercultural and interreligious agency emerged in the third decade of its existence. This article explores this period through an examination of the involvement of the REA members, Father John Elliot Ross and others (1884-1946) in a series of seminars conducted by…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Organizations (Groups), Seminars
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Conyer, Bryan – Religious Education, 2009
Pluralism is an ambiguous term with a multiplicity of meanings. In recent decades there has been a proliferation of a newer category of Jewish Day Schools, the Jewish Community School. Jewish Community Schools distinguish themselves by positioning pluralism as a foundational concept of their school's ethos. Very little is known about how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Day Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Revell, Lynn – Religious Education, 2008
This article addresses teachers' understanding of spiritual development in public and religious schools in Boston and Chicago. It examines how teachers define spiritual development in different educational contexts and looks at the way they relate spirituality to a number of factors including community, identity, and character. The data from the…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Public Schools