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Animism
belief in spirits capable of helping or harming people. may be in humans, animals, plants, wind. rtuals are feasting, dancing, clensing- 2 types of animism
Church
A relativly large well esxtablished religious oprganization that is integrated into society and does not make strict demands on members
Civil Religion
collection of beliefs, symbols, and rituals that sanctify dominant values of a society.
compensatory education
school program intended to improve academic performance of socially and academically disadvantaged children
cult
religious group that professes new religios belief, totally rejects society, and consists of members with extreme devotion to leaders
Cultural imperialism
practice of making minorities accept dominant groups culture
Ethicalism
type of relihion that emphasizes moral principles as a guide for living a righteous life-buddhism, confucianism, taoism, shintoism, meditation, freeing ones mind magokoro- bright and pure mind
monotheism
belief in 1 god`
polytheism
the belief in more then 1 god
pygmalion effect
impact of a teachers expectations on student performance
sect
relativly small religious group that sets itself apart from society and makes heavy demands on its members
shamanism
part of animism belief that a spiritual leader can comminicate with the spirits by acting as their mouthpiece or letting the soul leave the leaders body and enter the spiritual world
theism
type of religion that centers on a god or gods-christianity is world largest religion 2nd-islam-polytheistic faith is hinfuism-reincarnated-borm and reborn
totemism
part of animism-belief that a kindship exists between humans and and animal or even a plant
tracking
system of sorting students into diff groups according to past academic achievement