ERIC Number: ED390561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Development and Implementation of a Church Community Based Model To Increase Religious Participation in Children Grades 1-6.
Leggett, Timothy Wayne
This practicum addressed the situation of a group of children in grades 1-6 who felt that church had little relevance. The introductory chapter describes the setting, organization and community in which the practicum was conducted. Chapter 2 identifies and documents the problem of children's frustration and alienation with Sunday School and worship, and analyzes the several possible causes for it. A review of literature elaborates on the problem and its causes. Chapter 3 describes the goal of the practicum as helping children see the church as relevant to them, their development, peers, family, and as an important social and community agency, and outlines the objectives and tools to be used to measure progress toward the objectives. Chapter 4 examines several approaches suggested in literature to resolve the problem under study, and, based on these approaches, includes a report of the actions taken to resolve the problem. The actions were: curriculum development and adaptation; multi-church activities; individual group time; evaluation instruments; and needs-based programs. The final chapter discusses the results of analysis of data which revealed that children who are church members and church guests will take part in church programs that are attractive, relevant, exciting, focused, and appropriate. The church attitude instrument is appended. (Includes 55 references.) (BAC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Church Attendance; Church Members; Relevance (Personal); Sunday School
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.