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.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Carver, James A., "A Comparative Study of the Teaching Methods of the LDS and Non-LDS Religious Educational Movements Among the Indians in Southeastern Utah Since 1943" (1971). All Theses and Dissertations. 4585.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Indian policy