This project examines how religious education in schools is changing within highly diverse and nonreligion majority countries, 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 religious education; 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), Charlotte Hobson (research assistant), Guilherme Borges (research assistant), Joseph Mikhael (research assistant), Mathieu Colin (contributor)