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Kim-Cragg, HyeRan – Religious Education, 2019
This article examines the term "whiteness," providing a historical review for context. It uncovers whiteness using educational theory that identifies three aspects of curriculum--explicit, implicit, and null. A particularly unexamined biblical interpretation itself illustrates the explicit curriculum. Visual images that permeate the…
Descriptors: Whites, Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum, Cultural Influences
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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Zaver, Arzina – Religious Education, 2013
This article focuses on the need for dialogue in the form of a "third space" for multi-faith realities. In exploring the idea of a "third space," the author draws on the use of the term borrowed from Homi Bahha. Third space, as it is defined in the context of this article, understands the complexities of hybridity, or multiple…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Religion, Dialogs (Language), Self Concept
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Glanzer, Perry L. – Religious Education, 2013
Since 2008 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched investigations into five Canadian faith-based universities to determine if they violate CAUT's particular understanding of academic freedom. The source of the violation concerns the universities' faith-based hiring requirements, which CAUT maintains violates the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Teacher Selection, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Song, Nam Soon – Religious Education, 2013
This article attempts to demonstrate similarities between the socioeconomic, cultural, and religious contexts of 18th-century England and 21st-century Canada. Revisiting the Sunday School movement in 18th-century England provides insights for the development of renewed Sunday School models in the current Canadian context of transnational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Church Programs, Urbanization, Socioeconomic Status
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English, Leona M. – Religious Education, 2012
This article uses the lens of critical discourse analysis to examine the religious education efforts of the Newfoundland School Society (NSS), the main provider of religious education in Newfoundland in the 19th century. Although its focus was initially this colony, the NSS quickly broadened its reach to the whole British empire, making it one of…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change
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Rymarz, Richard – Religious Education, 2012
In 2008 Quebec introduced a new ethics and religious culture course. This marks a significant development in Canadian education as the mandated curriculum is intended for use in publically funded secular schools. In the past such courses have been in the domain of denominational schools. This new approach is examined in the context of the profound…
Descriptors: Catholics, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Ethics
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Rymarz, Richard – Religious Education, 2011
A key concept in contemporary Catholic educational discourse makes a distinction between religious education and catechesis. This distinction is based on the assumptions of faith commitment on the part of catechesis and the focus on cognitive outcomes on the part of religious education. Many official documents on Canadian Catholic school…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Donlevy, J. Kent; Crimmon, A. Mac – Religious Education, 2009
The Canadian province of Alberta is a jurisdiction where religious pluralism is fostered within the public school system. This article is a case study of that phenomenon that briefly reviews the genesis, denouement, and resurrection of Protestant education in Alberta's public schools. Warranted by Alberta's 1988 "alternative school"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Public Schools, Cultural Pluralism
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Court, Deborah – Religious Education, 2007
Culture connects people seamlessly with those who share their cultural backgrounds and divides them in often inexplicable ways from those who do not. Native culture is known largely at a tacit level, its values, assumptions, and beliefs so much a part of the people that they live them but do not see them. A cross-cultural experience can sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Space, Nonverbal Communication, Jews
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Donlevy, J. Kent – Religious Education, 2007
This article deals with the impact on Catholic teachers resulting from the inclusion of non-Catholic students in Catholic schools. Deriving findings from focus groups of Catholic teachers drawn from four urban Western Canadian Catholic high schools, this article proffers that although inclusion heightens Catholic teachers' uncertainty regarding…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, High Schools, Focus Groups
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English, Leona M. – Religious Education, 2000
Examines the informal and incidental learning of religious educators in Newfoundland (Canada) through the use of a focus group session, questionnaire, and personal interviews. Reveals information about the educators' learning in three categories: (1) theological knowledge; (2) professional knowledge; and (3) knowledge about themselves. Includes…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Focus Groups
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Dudley, Roger L.; Wisbey, Randall L. – Religious Education, 2000
Investigates the effects of parenting style experiences during childhood has on the religious commitment of young adults. Surveyed Seventh-day Adventist young adults (n=653) in United States and Canada. Reveals that the affectionate constraint parenting style produced the largest percentage of members. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Churches, Elementary Secondary Education, Fathers, Foreign Countries
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English, Leona M. – Religious Education, 1999
Reports on research focusing on informal teaching strategies (modeling, coaching, networking, and continuous dialogue) that female pastors used in four rural Canadian Roman Catholic parishes where they led. Addresses factors that affected the pastors when choosing a teaching strategy. Considers the implications that surfaced for adult religious…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Catholics, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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