Democratic Values, Christian Perspectives and Education
— EDUC 501 (3)
Introduces and reviews the concepts of worldviews, curriculum orientations, values, and educational ideals. It reviews the questions that worldviews typically answer and the central principles and beliefs of Christian worldviews. It attends to the values of western, liberal democracies, noting especially the concerns for diversity, equity, and social justice as expressed in documents from a variety of jurisdictions, including Ontario. It builds critical conversation between these democratic values and religious worldviews, asking specifically about the ideals that classroom teachers will attempt to realize in their day-to-day practice in curriculum, instruction and assessment.
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