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Hiemstra, John – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
The Canadian province of Alberta runs a unique school system that offers ten options for school plurality and choice, nine of which provide some form of faith-based schooling. This article argues that Alberta has created a pragmatic version of a "pluriform school system." This system breaks with the assumption, shared by many Christian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Religion Studies, State Church Separation
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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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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
Literacy across the Curriculum-Media Focus, 1998
This document consists of the four issues of a newsletter published during 1998. Typical articles explore topics in literacy education, media, and technology: "Not a Myth but a New Reality: What IALS [International Adult Literacy Survey]-like Tests Measure" (John Comings); "Who Will Train the Teachers?" (Winston Emery);…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
Taylor, Maurice, Ed.; Bedard, Rene, Ed. – 1993
Selected papers from an adult education conference are as follows: "Learner Involvement in Literacy Education" (Acton et al.); "Faith in People" (Ambury et al.); "Beginning to Tutor Problem-Based Learning" (Ambury); "Exploring Literacy through Theatre" (Andruske); "Developing Learning Packages for…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Andragogy, Apprenticeships