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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2015
A meta-analysis was undertaken, including 66 studies, to determine the relationship between father involvement and the educational outcomes of urban school children. Statistical analyses were done to determine the overall impact and specific components of father involvement. The possible differing effects of paternal involvement by race were also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Fathers, Parent Participation
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2015
A meta-analyses was undertaken to determine the factors that are most related with reducing the achievement gap. The meta-analysis included 30 studies that examined attempts to bridge the achievement gap between White students on one hand and Black and Latino students on the other. The results indicate that several factors are associated with a…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Best Practices, Performance Factors
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Jeynes, William H. – Religious Education, 2015
There is no question that the 21st century has thus far been one of increased tensions between the West and the Middle East, former Soviet bloc nations, China, and various other nations. A number of these nations either are highly religious or are experiencing religious revivals. To the extent that clear secular trends are in place in the West,…
Descriptors: Peace, Global Approach, Global Education, World Views
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The possibility is examined that school choice programs could be a means to reducing the achievement gap. Data based on meta-analytic research and the examination of nationwide data sets suggest that school choice programs that include private schools could reduce the achievement gap by 25%. The propounding of this possibility is based on research…
Descriptors: School Choice, Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Private Schools
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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of School Choice, 2012
In this article, the author addresses many of the key points in each of the special section articles to which he responded. He observes that they are all very important pieces of research in that they clearly add important information to the existing body of research. The author notes that the articles provide insight on school climate in…
Descriptors: School Choice, Religious Education, Private Schools, Protestants
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Jeynes, William H. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
An extensive meta-analysis, including 90 studies, was undertaken on the effects of religious private schools, charter schools, and public schools. The study explores the relationship between each of these school types and student outcomes. Additional analyses were done to determine the strengths and weaknesses of these institutions in a broad…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
The author examines the national growth of Bible literacy courses in America's public schools and examines what steps Christian universities and colleges can take to help meet the demand for teachers for these courses. The author asserts that several sources of training are currently available, but declares that they will be unable to train a…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Educational Demand, Public Schools, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This article examines today's functioning of Christian seminaries. In contemporary America, the overwhelming percentage of seminaries focus on student intellectual development and theological accuracy. The author observes, however, that such an emphasis is a major departure from seminary historical practices in the United States and is contrary to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Education, Theological Education, Christianity
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2011
This article examines the views of Darwinist evolution on issues regarding race and how this contributed to the spread of racism in the United States. The writings of Charles Darwin and a myriad of his followers are examined, including Herbert Spencer, Francis Galton, and others. The influence of Darwinism in contributing to the growth of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, United States History
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Jeynes, William H.; Beuttler, Fred – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
Public school and faith-based private school educators often primarily concern themselves with the health of their own sector. We contend, however, that the United States would benefit if American educators viewed the schooling system more holistically, in the process expressing a greater willingness to learn from those practicing in the other…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Educational Improvement, Administrator Attitudes
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Jeynes, William H. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: For many years, educators, parents, and social scientists have conceptualized engaged parents as those who help their children with their homework, frequently attend school functions, and maintain household rules that dictate when their young engage in schoolwork and leisure. Recent meta-analyses on parental involvement confirm…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Educational Research
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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Negro Education, 2010
A research synthesis was conducted including three meta analyses, a review of the relevant literature, and supplemental analyses examining the relationship between personal faith and the reduction of the achievement gap. Personal faith included belief and adherence to any religion. The results of the three meta-analyses indicated that: (a)…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African American Students, Meta Analysis, Synthesis
Jeynes, William H. – Praeger, 2009
This book offers an examination of the related topics of school prayer and character education in the United States, advocating for their return to public schools. In 1962 and 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court made rulings that removed prayer and Bible reading from public schools. But in the aftermath of the rulings, the nation endured one of the worst…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Public Schools, Crime, Personality
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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
This study assessed the relationship between Bible literacy among secondary school students and their academic achievement and school behavior. A total of 160 students who attended either Christian or public schools in the 7th to 12th grade were randomly selected for the study sample. Three measures of Bible knowledge were combined to obtain an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Relationship, Biblical Literature, Cultural Literacy
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This study assessed the relationship between Bible literacy among secondary school students and their academic achievement and school behavior. One hundred and forty students in the 7th to 12th grade were randomly selected from a Christian school. Four measures of Bible knowledge were combined to obtain an overall measure of Bible literacy. They…
Descriptors: Relationship, Biblical Literature, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement
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