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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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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
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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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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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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
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Mock, Karen R. – Canadian Social Studies, 1996
Presents a brief meditation on the power of women, the power of words, and the power of faith to enact social change. Discusses the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe, using her 1873 work "Women in Sacred History," to provide examples of women who made a difference. (MJP)
Descriptors: Activism, Beliefs, Citizenship Responsibility, Ethics
Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina. – 1984
A three-year course of study in Christian ethics for grades 10, 11, and 12 is outlined. The course is intended to help students articulate, reflect upon, and understand what they believe and practice. The guide's introduction discusses the need for Christian development and the role that parents, school, and parish should play in that development.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Beliefs, Biblical Literature, Christianity
Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina. – 1984
Listed are print and audiovisual materials that support the "Curriculum Guide for Division IV: Christian Ethics" intended for use in grades 10, 11, and 12. The course is designed to help students articulate, reflect upon, and understand what they believe and practice. Cited in this resource manual are textbooks, teacher's guides,…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Beliefs, Biblical Literature, Christianity