Abstract

It was the purpose of this study (1) to analyze the teaching methods of the L.D.S. and non-L.D.S. religious educational movements in Southeastern Utah among the Indians since 1943; and (2) to determine the similarities and differences between the teaching methods of these religious educational movements.

It was found that (1) the teaching methods used among the Indians in the earlier period of religious instruction were more typical of the culture and traditions of the Indian people than the methods used today, (2) the teaching methods most frequently used were: instructional singing, workbooks, catechization, lecture, storytelling, testimony and spiritual experiences of teacher, reviews, picture and picture stories, and records, (3) teaching methods involving the creative abilities of the students were utilized more frequently by the S.D.A. and Episcopal movements than by the L.D.S., (4) the L.D.S. movement did not utilize a wider variety of teaching methods than the non-L.D.S. movements, and (5) when the teaching methods were directed by trained educators, a larger number of methods was used.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm132

Keywords

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Indian policy

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