Hello, I am a teacher-researcher and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy. I recently completed my PhD at McGill University.
I taught middle school in the Greater Toronto Area until I witnessed an incident of religious bullying in my classroom and did not know how to respond. Today, my research seeks to understand the phenomenon of religious bullying and find solutions to address it in the classroom, predominantly through religious literacy. This website details the knowledge, tips, and strategies I have come across. I hope you will find it helpful whether you are an educator, student, parent, or a member of the public. This site is updated regularly.
Two recent publications include:
- Chan, W. Y. A., Mistry, H., Zaver, A., Reid, E. & Jafralie, S. (2019). Recognition of context and experience: A civic-based Canadian conception of religious literacy. Journal of Beliefs and Values. Available here.
- Chan, W. Y. A., Akanmori, H., Parker, C. (2019). Addressing Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Indigenous peoples through religious literacy and spirituality: Unexpected pathways to peace education. Forum for International Research in Education. 5(1). Available here.
If you have any questions about the content on this site, please feel free to contact me. It would be a pleasure to speak with you in greater detail about what I have found.
“Mlima hazipatikani wanadamu wanakutana.”– Swahili proverb
(Mountains never meet, but people do.)
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5678-7605
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