Beth Green

Beth Green, DPhil, is a Cardus senior fellow, education, and the provost of Tyndale University in Toronto, Ontario. Before joining Tyndale, she was the program director of education at Cardus. Dr. Green holds a DPhil in Education from Oxford University. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of faith, learning, and formation and their impact on culture and society. She is the deputy editor of the International Journal for Christianity and Education and a sought-after consultant to religious schools.

Bio last updated May 24th, 2022.

Beth Green

Articles by Beth Green

  • Three Essentials To Reinforce Faith

    Beth Green, program director for Cardus Education, walks Convivium’s Peter Stockland through a new study showing why school matters as much as home and church in building a bedrock foundation for religious faith

    When somebody comes through the front door in your church, they have been formed by these multiple pathways, and supporting them in their spiritual and religious maturity and growth means having some awareness at the denominational and congregational level, about specifics of what people learn about...

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  • Clear Numbers For School Choice

    Beth Green, program director for Cardus Education, tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland that Angus Reid polling data released today show Canadians overwhelmingly support public funding of faith-based schooling

    Convivium: Those numbers are, at least in part, a function of the representation in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario where there are very thriving Catholic school systems, aren’t they? People in those provinces see religious schools – at least Catholic schools – as a normal part, as you say, of co...

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  • Education’s Most Excellent Love

    As Cardus partners with the global organization EduDeo to add a prize for Excellence in Global Perspective Teaching to its annual John Rozema Teacher Excellence Awards, Education Program Director Beth Green asks veteran educators Diane Stronks and Elco Vandergrift about the difference Christian love can make in the world’s classrooms.

    BG: As you both know, at Cardus Education we've been working with Christian schools in Ontario to celebrate the excellence in teaching and learning that we see in our schools here in the province, and telling the story about that practice And when EduDeo made a connection with me regarding the Walki...

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  • Breaking Independent School Stereotypes

    Educational experts Derek J. Allison, Beth Green, and Deani Neven Van Pelt argue Toronto’s extension of its publicly funded breakfast program to independent schools is a great start to overcoming that misconception that their students are all kids with silver spoons in their mouths.  

    The Toronto Board of Health deserves great credit for seeking to remedy such injustice by extending access to student nutrition programs in all eligible schools, public and independent So, not only are taxpayers whose kids attend independent schools already supporting the public school system with t...

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  • Three Back To School Essentials

    As parents jot down to-do lists for their kids’ return to school, Cardus Director of Education Beth Green sets out her top priorities for educational success.

    Parental voice, community participation and civic engagement are the signs of a healthy school system, and some of the best examples come from Canada’s independent schools So, whether you as parents are more anxious than your children are about the first day of school, or whether the return to routi...

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  • Distinctly Quebec Education

    Analyzing data from the Cardus Education Survey, program director Beth Green fills Convivium readers in on the “distinct, positive advantages” of religious schools in Quebec. Find the link to the original research in the article. 

    We have found that government Catholic high schools in Quebec affect graduates’ religious involvement, but how does that look in practical terms? Controlling for factors like family background and socio-economic status, we find that graduates of these schools are more likely than graduates of other ...

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  • Schools Bridging Faith and Science

    Data unearthed by the Cardus Religious Schools Initiative at the University of Notre Dame debunk popular caricatures of religious schools as sinkholes of anti-science obscurantism.

    Controlling for family background and parental education, Schwartz and Sikkink found that “students at private religious schools enrol in science classes at a similar rate to public school peers in Canada In fact, when it comes to taking science courses, you’d be hard-pressed to find much difference...

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  • Checking the Selfish Gene

    Cardus Program Director of Education Beth Green examines a way to inhibit the transmission of the so-called selfish gene in teenagers. 

    With due apologies to Richard Dawkins, research from Cardus Religious Schooling Initiative (CRSI) at Notre Dame University is giving us good reason to believe that there is a very positive religious school effect on students, which lasts well into adulthood Again, the emphasis on non-Catholic giving...

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  • A School and a Church at the Heart of a City

    This means that we hesitate to acknowledge something really important about the model for teaching and learning offered by the rhythms of life in a cathedral school community standing at the heart of the city Clearly the graduates of this particular school have unprecedented access to social institu...

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  • Common Good & The Classroom

    Even when closing schools seems an economic no-brainer, communities should fight back.

    The Toronto District School Board comprises 560 schools that are attended by almost 290,000 students Rather than shutting down schools, good systems should be finding innovative ways to increase school choice in and out of the public system And once every three years, the wide variety of students mu...

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  • Put testing to the test

    We cannot test all the things that enable progress and good development towards a flourishing life, but perhaps we can measure some of them and actually gain helpful knowledge about the health of the education system as a whole Over coffee, I thought about how the system has enough data now to make ...

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  • What Is Education Research For?

    My own immigration experience suggests to me that research is intimately connected to the question, “What is anything for?” There are competing imaginations about what education research is for because there are competing imaginations about what the universe is for—or even whether it is for anything...

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  • What DO they teach them at these schools?

    Let's dare to imagine what robust, critical STEM education in Christian schools might look like, so that the world of science no longer looks at them, scratches its head, and utters the words of C.S The results of the Cardus Education Survey suggest that, compared to their counterparts in Catholic a...

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  • Competing Stories, Inspired Conversations

    The lens of Psalm 24 enables us to consider where present education policy and practice currently fit into the story of the kingdom of God and how they might be renewed This directly challenges the false dualism between sacred and secular, faith and reason, private and public which are still pervasi...

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