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Wong, Mary Shepard, Ed.; Mahboob, Ahmar, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2018
This collection of 16 reflective accounts and data-driven studies explores the interrelationship of religious identity and English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters broaden a topic which has traditionally focused on Christianity by including Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and non-religious perspectives. They address the ways in which faith and ELT…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
Tieszen, Pamela K. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This phenomenological qualitative research study investigated Mennonite women with experience leading Mennonite high schools across the United States and Canada during their first year serving in the role of principal. This study gives voice to 12 Mennonite women leaders who felt God's "call" to lead. Women leaders encountered bias due…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Education
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Syed, Khalida Tanvir – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2008
This paper aims to clarify three current misconceptions about the Islamic faith and issues of human rights and women's rights in the West. The first misconception is that Muslims are terrorists because they believe in Jihad. It is factually the case that Islamic teachings stress the value of peace and prosperity for all human beings. The second…
Descriptors: Muslims, Civil Rights, Females, Islam
Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario). – 1996
This report contains tabular presentations of trends in national and provincial statistics on Canadian families. Included are: (1) changes in demographic characteristics from the 1970s to the 1990s; (2) population by age group; (3) ethnic heritage; (4) mother tongue; (5) religion; (6) rural/urban living arrangements; (7) living alone or living in…
Descriptors: Births to Single Women, Demography, Divorce, Employment Patterns