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Allgood, Ilene – Religious Education, 2016
Educators today are accustomed to discussing concepts of multiculturalism, race, class, and gender, but when it comes to religion, most new teachers and many seasoned teachers are confounded. This article provides a critical look at the treatment of religion in public education in the United States, and the potential marginalization of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Public Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Jankiewicz, Darius; Jankiewicz, Edyta – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
Until the 20th century, the spiritual nurture of children was not a high priority for the Christian church. In fact, for most of Christian history, reflection on the nature of children and their faith formation was often considered "beneath" the work of theologians. Two 19th-century American Christian writers, however, stand in sharp…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Factors, Children, Early Childhood Education
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Person-centered therapy (PCT) comes from the experiential and relationship-oriented therapy tradition. It is considered to be a third force in therapeutic engagement, along with the psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches. PCT is based on faith in and empowerment of human beings to be joyful, creative, self-fulfilled and willing and able to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Psychiatry
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Feeney, Stephanie; Freeman, Nancy K.; Muller, Meir – Young Children, 2012
This article describes a dilemma based on Muller's experiences working with young children, their teachers, and families. This dilemma will provide the opportunity to apply the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, with a special emphasis on the impact of culture and beliefs on teaching practice. The 2011 reaffirmation and update of the Code stresses the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Religion, Ethics
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Coates, Miriam – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
Judaism, as a religion and a culture, places a high value on education and scholarly pursuits. As Jewish schools of varying affiliations and denominations look for ways to improve and revive programming, some are exploring the Montessori method. Based on education that follows the child, Montessori focuses on respect, independence, and preparing…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Montessori Method, Religious Education