List of Research Publications (A selection)
Publications are also listed in my orcid profile: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5678-7605
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.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2018). Religious bullying: Perspectives from Canada. [Online Magazine]. The Interfaith Observer. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2018). A review of ERC teacher training programs across nine Quebec universities: A snapshot 10 years after 2008. Religion & Education. 45(3). Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. and Lester, E. (2018). Intersectionality and identity politics of race, religion, and class in Georgia public schools. Religious Education Association 2018, Conference Proceeding. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017). The US curriculum’s big change: Religious studies. Impakter. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017). Modesto’s ‘hidden gem’ is part of a solution to religious bullying. Stanislaus Connections. XXV(10). Available here.
Abdou, E. D. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2017). Analyzing constructions of polytheistic and monotheistic religious traditions: A critical multicultural approach to textbooks in Quebec. Multicultural Perspectives, 19(1). Available here.
Ghosh, R., Chan, W. Y. A., Manuel, A. & Dilimulati, M. (2016). Can Education Counter Violent Religious Extremism? Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015). Radicalism defined. Radix: McGill’s Student Spiritual Magazine. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2014). Conceptions of justice and respect in moral education. The Elements Experience: Religion, the Secular, and Public Spaces. 1(2). Available here.
Chan, A. (2014). Religious literacy and religious bullying: A teacher-researcher’s experience. California 3 Rs project bulletin, 11(4). Available here.
CO-EDITED SPECIAL ISSUES
Chan, W. Y. A., Lisovskaya, E., & Osborne, B. (Eds.) (2019). Religious identity and education: A response to contemporary global pressures. (Special Issue). Forum for International Research in Education.
Chan, W. Y. A. & McDonough, K. (Eds.) (2018). 10 years on: A review of Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Culture course (Special Issue). Religion & Education. 45(3). Available here.
Parker, C., Tiflati, H., Chan, W. Y. A. (Forthcoming). Going beyond campus to strengthen the campus: Confronting hate, extremism, and antisemitism through restorative justice and peacebuilding education. In Stead, V. (Ed.), Confronting Anti-Semitism on Campus
Chan, W. Y. A. & Collet, B. (2019). The ‘R-word’ today: Understanding religion in secular and religious formal and non-formal educational spaces. Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2018.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2019). Averting intragenerational and intergenerational religious bullying in schools and in society through religious literacy: Québec as a case study. In Arweck, E. & Shipley, H. (Eds.), Young People and the Diversity of (Non)Religious Identities in International Perspective. (pp. 69-86). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Springer. Available here.
Ghosh, R. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2017). The role of religious education in countering religious extremism in diverse and interconnected societies. In Sivasubramaniam, M. & Hayhoe, R. (Eds.), Religion and Education: Comparative and International Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. Available here.
Balaji, M., Chan, W. Y. A., Arshanapally, S, Khanna, R., Pallod, K. (2018). Classroom Subjected 2: Creating Safer Learning Environments for Hindu American Students. Hindu American Foundation. For internal use.
Ghosh, R., Tiflati, H., Chan, W. Y. A., Dhali, H. H. (2018). Trajectories of Radicalized Females in Montreal. The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. Working Paper. Available here.
Nash, C., Nesterova, Y., Primrose, K., Chan, W. Y. A., Rios, R. A., Flores, M. J. V., and Zowmi, A.. (2018). #YouthWagingPeace: UNESCO MGIEP Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education, UNESCO and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development. Available here.
Ghosh, R., Manuel, A., Chan, W. Y. A., Dilimulati, M. & Babei, M. (2016). Education & Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Religious Extremism (CVE). Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Available here.
Freeman, S. & Chan, W. Y. (2018). “Opinion: Religious-symbol ban for teachers would be bad for students.” Montreal Gazette. https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-religious-symbol-ban-for-teachers-would-be-bad-for-students
Zaver, A., Chan, W. Y. A., Jafralie, S. (2017). Opinion: Concordia bomb scare shows need for religious literacy. Montreal Gazette. Available here.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016). Educating against religious bullying: Considering one root to the issue of religious extremism. [Blog]. Religious Education and Security. Available here.
In the Media
Islam, other religions already taught at San Diego Unified. The San Diego Union Tribune. Available here. (May 3, 2017).
Can Modesto’s world religions class help bridge the divides? Modesto Bee. Available here. (April 23, 2017).
Public Presentations (A selection)
In May 2018, I shared a webinar presentation in the ICNA CSJ “Stop bullying” series titled, “Existing models of change: A look at solutions to religious bullying in the US today.” The recording and slides are available for download by clicking the image below or via this link: https://youtu.be/zcI1JbhI1-c.
A presentation on religious bullying to educators and community leaders from across the US who were alumni of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). This presentation was conducted remotely online while attendees were at the Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C.
Refereed Research Presentations (A selection)
Chan, W. Y. A. & Nesterova, Y. (2019, June). Workshop co-facilitator, “Belonging” and UNESCO-MGIEP’s #YouthWagingPeace – Youth-led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education, World Anti-bullying Forum, Dublin, Ireland.
Chan, W. Y. A., Jafralie, S., Mistry, H., Reid, E., & Zaver, A. (2019, Apr.) Co-Presenter, A Canadian conception of religious literacy, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2019 Conference, San Francisco
Chan, W. Y. A. & Lester, E. (2018, Nov.). Co-Presenter, Intersectionality and Identity Politics of Race, Religion, and Class in Georgia Public Schools, Religious Education Association Conference, Washington, D. C.
Chan, W. Y. A., Reid, E., Jafralie, S. (2018, Nov.). Co-Presenter, The Centre for Civic Religious Literacy, Parliament of World Religions, Toronto.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Dec.) Presenter, The societal effects of religious bullying and corresponding solutions for it, National Inter-faith Anti-bullying Summit, Washington, D.C.
Ghosh, R., Chan, W. Y. A., Manuel, A. Dilimulati, M. (2017, Dec). Workshop Presenter, Building inclusive communities to counter religious extremism through HRE. 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, Montreal
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Nov.) Poster, Religious bullying: Considering content-based bullying. Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) Conference 2017, Ottawa
Mistry, H. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Nov). Workshop Presenter, Towards a New Literacy of Religion for Student Inclusion and Well Being. Quest Conference – The Quest for Well-being: A collective responsibility, York Regional District School Board, Markham, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Aug). Round-table Presenter, Can education counter violent religious extremism? Society for Terrorism Research, New York City
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, May). Presenter, Religious bullying in public schools: Past, present, and future, Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Congress, Toronto, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, May). Round-table Presenter, Addressing religious bullying: Is religious literacy a vital aspect to the whole school approach?, World Anti-bullying Forum, Stockholm, Sweden
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Mar). Panelist, Debunking myths about immigrants and radicalization: Countering violent extremism initiatives and recommendations, National Metropolis Conference 2017 Conference, Montreal, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Mar). Panelist, Education’s role in religious bullying, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2017 Conference, Atlanta
Ghosh, R. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2017, Mar). Co-author, Religion, security, and schooling: Educational responses to extremism and related issues, CIES 2017 Conference, Atlanta
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, Nov). Presenter, The future of religious literacy and teacher education in the Ontario classroom, Religion and Education Association (REA) 2016 Conference, Pittsburgh
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, July). Presenter, Can religious literacy programs in Quebec and California foster the citizenship education needed to avert religious bullying?, Religious Literacy in a Plural Age, NEH Working Conference, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, May). Presenter, Are religious literacy programs a means for building healthy relationships? Citizenship Education Research Network, CSSE, Calgary, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, Mar). Presenter, Confronting religion and extremism: Pedagogical challenges, Conflict management conference, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, US
Ghosh, R. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, Mar). Co-Author, Countering religious extremism through education in Multicultural Canada, CIES 2016 Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2016, Mar). Reviewer, Panelist, RE in Quebec and California historically and its implications for its religious literacy programs today, Religion & Education SIG Highlighted Session, CIES 2016 Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Nov). Presenter, Religious Bullying and Religious Literacy, Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) Conference 2015, Toronto, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Oct). Presenter, Habermas’ communicative action and Gómez’s critical communicative methodology: A mixed methods approach to collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and principals on religious literacy and religious bullying, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) 2015 Conference, Newport Beach, California
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Jun). Presenter, Breaking down cycles of religious illiteracy: Case studies from Ontario and Quebec public school and community programs, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR) 2015 Conference, Ottawa, Canada
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, May). Panelist, From the classroom to the community: Student, teacher, principal, and parent perspectives on religious literacy and religious bullying, American Academy of Religion Eastern International Regional 2015 Conference, Montreal
Burkholder, C. & Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Apr). Co-Author, Towards Just and Inclusive Education for Religious Minorities: A View from Hong Kong and Modesto, California, American Educational Research Association 2015 Conference, Chicago
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Mar). Reviewer, Panelist, Ubuntu! A place of uniting in diversity through spiritual and religious literacy, and peace education, CIES 2015 Conference, Washington, D.C.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2015, Mar). Reviewer, Panelist, Conceptions of religious literacy and its implications for citizenship in religious education within Montreal, Quebec and Modesto, California, Religion & Education SIG Highlighted Session, CIES 2015 Conference, Washington, D.C.
Chan, W. Y. A. (2014, Oct). Presenter, A Cycle of Religious (Il)literacy beginning with Students Today, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2014 Conference, Indianapolis
Chan, W. Y. A. (2014, May). Presenter, Toronto, Montreal, & Modesto, CA: religious literacy and boundless religious based bullying, CSSR 2014 Conference, St. Catherines, ON
Chan, W. Y. A. (2014, Mar). Presenter, Reviewer, and Discussant, Religious based bullying: Is religious literacy the “education for all” that we need? CIES 2014 Conference, Toronto
Highlights from my Masters level research are outlined in this presentation below:
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