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Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance; Griffiths, Casey P.; Morgan, Barbara E. – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
Faiths have long used education as a means to preserve and transmit cultural values from one generation to the next. However, they have also employed education to unite people of different cultures and proselytise others to their worldview. Over the last two centuries, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Latter-day Saint, LDS, or…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Griffiths, Casey Paul; Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance – Religious Education, 2016
In recent years the educational programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) have received praise for their role in the high rates of religiosity and denominational retention among their youth. This study offers a historical summary of the efforts of LDS to develop the most effective methods of engaging their youth in…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Churches, Role, Youth
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Esplin, Scott C.; Randall, E. Vance – History of Education, 2014
Religious organisations have long relied on education to transmit cherished values, working within society to preserve their worldview. Therefore, when a religious education system is restructured, it can act as a barometer of change, revealing societal values and reflecting negotiated roles. Like other faiths, the Church of Jesus Christ of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Religious Education, Educational History