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Hartvigsen, Kirsten Marie – Religious Education, 2020
This qualitative study investigates the knowledge about the Bible and the skills required for biblical interpretation as imparted by three textbooks for Norwegian upper secondary religious education (RE). The multidimensional theoretical framework combines models from biblical hermeneutics and RE. One model distinguishes between the worlds behind,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Biblical Literature, Secondary School Students
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Stones, Alexis; Pearce, Jo; Reiss, Michael J.; Mujtaba, Tamjid – Religious Education, 2020
In England, both Religious Education (RE) and science are mandatory parts of the school curriculum throughout the 5-16 age range. Nevertheless, there remain concerns that, as in many countries, students do not have a good understanding about the scope of each subject nor about how the two subjects relate. This article reports on a study that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Religious Education, Science Education, Intervention
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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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Wright, Edward – British Journal of Religious Education, 2020
In these last four decades or so, adolescence became understood as the time when young people ask fundamental questions about themselves, each other, the world, and one's past, present and future life that seek unity of purpose and coherence. For most young people the digital media are popular modalities through which they seek, consciously or…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Religious Factors, Religious Education, Creative Teaching
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Thomas, Andrew; Rolin, Alf – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Different religions are treated in different ways in Norwegian sixth form textbooks. We carried out an exhaustive content analysis of the chapters devoted to individual religions in textbooks for the Religion and Ethics course currently available in Norway, using rigorous indicators to code each word, image and question according to whether they…
Descriptors: Ethics, Religious Education, Buddhism, Christianity
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McKenna, Ursula; Francis, Leslie J. – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
What does it mean to be a Muslim young woman in Britain today and with which religious and social values do these young women identify? This paper tests the thesis that Muslim identity predicts distinctive values of public and social significance among female adolescents (13- to 15- years of age) who participated in a survey conducted across the…
Descriptors: Females, Muslims, Social Values, Religious Education
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; McKenna, Ursula – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
This study drew on data provided by 11,809 13- to 15-year-old students drawn from the four nations of the UK to explore the level of agreement with the view that science disproves the biblical account odf creation, and to explore the power of five sets of variables to predict individual differences in responses to that opinion. The five sets of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Religion, Sciences
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Cheung, Chris Hin Wah; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Leung, Chi Hung; Hue, Ming Tak – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
This paper explored the impact of religious engagement (religious background, religious service attendance and religious activities participation) on adolescents' civic and social values. Attitudes towards the influence of religion on society were investigated as a possible mediator/moderator of religious engagement. A model based on Western…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Religious Factors, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Social Values
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Liedgren, Pernilla – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Teachers in Swedish schools must balance the values imposed by law while simultaneously attempting to respect freedom of religion for their pupils. This study aimed to empirically investigate how teachers handle pupils who are Jehovah's Witnesses, a minority religion. Eleven, adult ex-members were asked to reflect on their experiences during…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Religious Cultural Groups, Foreign Countries, Social Values
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Rymarz, Richard; Cleary, Anthony – British Journal of Religious Education, 2018
Religious education always takes place within a cultural context. In recent decades, this context has changed significantly and Catholic schools now engage with a world that is very different from the immediate post-Vatican 2 era. This changed cultural context shapes the views, beliefs and practices of students in Catholic schools. One way of…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Paul-Binyamin, Ilana; Gindi, Shahar – British Journal of Religious Education, 2017
This study investigated the tension that exists between promoting an educational agenda and practising an educational approach which emphasises autonomy within the framework of religious education. Our main thesis is that every educational deed contains a dialectical tension between endorsing an educational agenda and the promotion of autonomy.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Change, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Holm, Kristiina; Nokelainen, Petri; Tirri, Kirsi – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess the self-evaluations of Finnish secondary school students' (N?=?549) interreligious sensitivity. The data were collected from 12-16-year-old young people with a 15-item Interreligious Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (IRRSSQ). The IRRSSQ is based on Abu-Nimer's Developmental Model of Interreligious Sensitivity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Religion, Religious Factors
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Massignon, Berengere – British Journal of Religious Education, 2011
Focusing on the results of the REDCo (Religion in Education: a Contribution to Dialogue or a Factor of Conflict in Transforming Societies of European Countries) research, this publication sets out how French pupils conceive of "laicite", both generally and in school. It also explores pupils' perceptions of the 2004 law banning the…
Descriptors: State Schools, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Religious Education