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Thomas, Victor F.; Ssendikaddiwa, Joseph M.; Mroz, Martin; Lockyer, Karen; Kosarzova, Karin; Hanna, Carolyn – Journal of International Students, 2018
Leading institutional pedagogies and practices tend to approach increasing international student populations from a deficit-based model, which focuses on the adaptation, acculturation, and assimilation of international students to the dominant host culture. We believe a better approach to improve international and domestic students' interaction is…
Descriptors: Interaction, Peer Relationship, Foreign Students, Models
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Barrett, Tyler – Language Policy, 2017
This paper is aimed at understanding the language policy of Japanese ethnic churches and the legitimization of church member identities in the midst of dominant languages in Canada. While church members often construct Japanese ethnic Christian churches with 'grassroots' language policies that seem to legitimize their Japanese language and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Minority Groups, Language Minorities
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Hillier, Cathlene – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Examining schools through the theoretical lens of the New Institutionalism, this study uses semi-structured, face-to-face interviews to explore (1) how religious diversity is addressed by teachers in the public school system, and (2) the accommodations that are made for students of diverse faiths. Policies on religious accommodation receive tight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Religion, Religious Conflict
Hiemstra, John L.; Brink, Robert A. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2006
Four typical arrangements for relating faith to schooling were developed in Canada during the nineteenth century. All resulted from compromises between the assimilating traditions of Christian Constantinianism and Enlightenment liberalism. These arrangements only reluctantly accommodate the religious diversity within society. Although scholars…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Public Schools, Religion
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Fawcett, Bruce G.; Francis, Leslie J.; Henderson, Amanda J.; Robbins, Mandy; Linkletter, Jody – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2013
This study examines the views of 706 Canadian Baptist youth (between the ages of 14 and 18 years) on the moral issue of music copyright theft, and explores the influence on these views of age, sex, Sunday church attendance, personal prayer, personal Bible reading, and conservative Bible believing. The participants were attending Springforth 2005…
Descriptors: Music, Christianity, Copyrights, Biblical Literature
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Moore, Kelsey; Talwar, Victoria; Bosacki, Sandra – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2012
Few researchers have explored children's understandings of spirituality. Thus, Canadian children from different religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds were asked open-ended questions concerning their spiritual thoughts, beliefs and experiences. Parents of participants completed a demographic questionnaire and reported children's religious…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development
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Hiebert, Al – Christian Higher Education, 2010
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has recently been challenging a growing roster of member universities of the Christian Higher Education Canada, Inc. (CHEC) that their institutional confessional statements of faith violate the CAUT policy on academic freedom, which CAUT regards as essential to what it means to be a university…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Universities, Foreign Countries, Public Colleges
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Hiebert, Al – Christian Higher Education, 2011
In July 2007 Ipsos Reid delivered to Christian Higher Education Canada (CHEC) a report entitled "Christian Post-Secondary Education in Canada, Phase 3: Defining the Market". This article is a selective summary of the full 353-page report. It tabulates and analyzes findings from 1,000 phone interviews and 6,689 online surveys from six…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Interviews
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Graham, John R.; Bradshaw, Cathryn; Trew, Jennifer L. – Social Work, 2010
Social service agencies and practitioners are continually challenged to provide services that are effective for, and reflective of, cultural and religious diversity. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 50 social work practitioners in four Canadian cities to gain insight into methods of practice that are culturally sensitive for work with…
Descriptors: Muslims, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Values
Reichert, Michael; Hawley, Richard – Phi Delta Kappan, 2010
Despite a continuing stream of concern on the part of researchers, demographers, and cultural pundits about a crisis in boys' social development and schooling, surprisingly little attention has been paid to what is perhaps the richest pool of data: current, observable teaching practices that clearly work with boys. In schools of all types in all…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Social Development, Males, Teaching Methods
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Duru-Bellat, Marie; Tenret, Elise – Comparative Education Review, 2012
This article reports on perceptions of meritocracy and support for education-based meritocracy in 26 countries. Using the International Social Survey Program Social Inequality III (1999) survey, we investigate the impact of education on perceptions and support, at both the individual and the country level. At the individual level, education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Attitudes, Differences
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Cho, Christine L. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2010
Teachers in Canadian schools are over-representative of the dominant group: white, middle class, heterosexual, able-bodied, Christian and Canadian born (Bascia, 1996). Yet, Canada is a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-faith and multi-linguistic country. In the last 5-7 years faculties of education have been accepting increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
White, Margaret – British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2009
A new report by the Centre for Civic Governance of the Columbia Institute sheds light on why districts are struggling to balance their budgets while the Minister of Education claims they received the "highest funding ever." The $122 million increase in the current 2008-09 operating grant fell $15 million short of the $137 million…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Funding Formulas, Public Education, Costs
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Dudley, Roger L. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 1994
Using a revised faith-maturity scale, researchers examined young adults in Adventist and public schools, comparing the data with the controversial Valuegenesis sample. Data analysis found the Thayer Mature Faith Scale valid and reliable. Students in Christian education demonstrated significant advancement in faith maturity over students in public…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Christianity, College Students, Foreign Countries
Rokach, Ami – 2002
The present study examined the techniques that the elderly in North America and Portugal employ in coping with loneliness. The present study results indicated that cultural background does affect the manner in which the elderly cope with loneliness, particularly in their use of Reflection and acceptance, Distancing and denial, and Religion and…
Descriptors: Coping, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Loneliness
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