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Glanzer, Perry L. – Religious Education, 2013
Since 2008 the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched investigations into five Canadian faith-based universities to determine if they violate CAUT's particular understanding of academic freedom. The source of the violation concerns the universities' faith-based hiring requirements, which CAUT maintains violates the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Teacher Selection, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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
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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
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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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
Christensen, Shelly – Exceptional Parent, 2009
The great Jewish sage, Hillel, who lived in the first century BCE wrote: "If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" Parents of children with disabilities and Jewish educators have translated these words of wisdom into practice for they offer important guidelines toward educating children in…
Descriptors: Jews, Disabilities, Parents, Religious Factors
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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
Smith, Robin – School Guidance Worker, 1979
Author comments on the role religion plays in today's society. He sees the churches making headlines and taking stances that are not always unanimous or traditional. He directs his remarks to the school counselor, who, he believes, must find it confusing to counsel students of many faiths. (Author)
Descriptors: Church Role, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction