Religious and Professional Beliefs of Teachers [RebeL]

[Religiöse und berufsbezogene Überzeugungen von Lehrkräften]

Management: Manfred Pirner, Stephan Kröner, Annette Scheunpflug (Universität Bamberg)
Staff: Nastja Häusler
Period: 2018-2020
Funding: DFG







How do religious or ideological orientations of teachers affect their professional thinking and acting? There is a serious research deficit regarding this question, especially in Europe and Germany. Therefore, we follow the question of how the religiosity of teachers affects their professional tasks – whether as a supporting resource or as a problematic disruptive factor. To pursue this question, we – building up on pilot studies for the development of suitable scales –take an exemplary look on the focus on religiosity and the religious beliefs in a greater invested study with teachers and investigate their connections with professional convictions.


Häusler, N., Pirner, L. M., Scheunpflug, A., Kröner, S. (2019). Religious and Professional Beliefs of Schoolteachers – A Literature review of Empirical Research. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 24-41, May 2019.