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We notice information that confirms or agrees with our stereotype— our schema— and miss or dismiss information that does not fit" (Woolfolk, 2013)
Gender roles vary significantly from culture to culture
Teachers must recognize their own culturally engrained gender bias to avoid giving preferential treatment
A
stereotype threat
is an apprehensiveness about confirming a stereotype
Often times, teaching materials themselves contain gender bias, which is worth checking prior to the lesson
Can be both positive or negative.

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To conclude, it is important to highlight some of the limitations in the kind of neutral approach the ERC requires. For instance, in understanding the various definitions of neutrality, it is clear from the literature that teachers require key skills in order to navigate amongst this balance of neutrality and facilitation. Moore (2007) highlighted the skill of self-reflexivity vis-à-vis the teaching of religion: “educators should develop the tools of reflective practice that will enable them to interrogate their own assumptions about religion in order to minimize unconscious bias” (p. 92). In this regard, Harvard University’s program in Religion and Secondary Education (PRSE) can be used as an illustrative model. Harvard prepares its teacher candidates to engage their students in diversity among particular traditions without adopting a devotional standpoint. Further research needs to be done in order to explore this aspect further, as it is beyond the scope of this paper, which has examined the concept of neutrality from two perspectives: state and educational. In both instances, the application of neutrality has proven to be problematic given the various definitions attributed to the definition and understanding of neutrality.


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Boudreau, S. (2011). From confessional to cultural: Religious education in the schools of Québec, QC. , (3), 212-223.

While reading Plato's cave as an allegory of education is a common interpretation, some philosophers (especially medieval readers) often took a more mystical approach to the Greek text, interpreting the cave as the material or physical world, while the shadows were mere outline of a greater spiritual truths--hidden and eternal beyond the physical world. C. S. Lewis coopts this idea in The Last Battle, in which the characters discover after death that Narnia has merely been a crude approximation of heaven, and the further they travel in the "onion ring," the larger and more beautiful and more true the inner rings become.


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I argue that while the ERC is an essential component of a student’s education, the difficulties in applying the kind of neutrality the Ministry of Education outlines hinder the teacher from fostering a space that is open to the kind of dialogue and openness the ERC curriculum aims to achieve. I suggest that another variation of neutrality, that of “committed impartiality,” as defined by Kelly (1986), may be the best pedagogical approach for ERC teachers. This posture allows teachers to contribute to classroom discussion and creates a space for dialogue to flourish while also alleviating fears of indoctrination through the “owning of ideas” and the presentation of multiple perspectives.

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The methodology of today's classroom must reflect the diversity of our students, must be multidimensional, and must include a wide variety of instructional resources and strategies." (Zarillo)
Teachers must be mindful that students are often learning English and the subject being taught simultaneously.

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These prejudgments can negatively interfere with interactions between different cultures inside and outside of the classroom
"A growing number of studies show a link between hidden biases and actual behavior...

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Recognizing our own culturally engrained biases, prejudices, and stereotypes (which can unfortunately lead to unfair discrimination) will allow us to become more inclusive and effective in the classroom
Recognizing that each student has their own learning preference can allow teachers to take advantage of variations in teaching styles and lesson plans, ensuring each student enjoys and understands the lessons.