This project examines how education about religion is changing within highly diverse countries that have a growing nonreligious population, including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Brazil. Some of the guiding research questions in this project are: how schools, teachers, and religious education curricula imagine the “good citizen” and “common ground” through shared values; whether nonreligion is taken into account in education about religion; what is considered acceptable as nonreligion or religion/spirituality; and how religion, nonreligion, and values intersect in these contexts.
The Education team currently has 5 subprojects underway, which involve analyzing school websites in Canada and Great Britain and conducting a case study of innovative teaching training curricula in Paraná, Brazil.
Led by: Linda Woodhead, Paula Montero, Solange Lefebvre
Working Group: Henrique Antunes (post-doc), Mathieu Colin (post-doc), Charlotte Hobson (research assistant), Guilherme Borges (research assistant), Joseph Mikhael (research assistant)