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Religion as a source of well-being: implications for second-level school programmes in Ireland and beyond

Meehan, Amalee orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-1303-6040 (2020) Religion as a source of well-being: implications for second-level school programmes in Ireland and beyond. Religious Education, 115 (5). pp. 507-521. ISSN 0034-4087

Internationally, student well-being is emerging as a core concern in the field of education. This paper examines the relationship between religion and well-being as advanced by three recent international studies. It highlights the relationship between religion and spiritual development (as a dimension of well-being). The second part of the paper provides a brief outline of second level education in the Republic of Ireland before turning to the potential of Religious Education to address the well-being concern at the heart of the new Irish Junior Cycle. With recourse to this practical illustration, it proposes Religious Education as a resource for student well-being
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Well-being; spirituality; students; religious education; Irish Junior Cycle
Subjects:Humanities > Religions
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Institute of Education > School of Human Development
Research Institutes and Centres > Anti-Bullying Research Centre (ABC)
Publisher:Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2020.1789416
Copyright Information:© 2020 Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:24959
Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 16:32 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 06 Apr 2021 13:45

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