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ERIC Number: ED429044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-24
Pages: 16
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Integrating Faith and Learning in Teacher Education.
Hardin, Joyce; Sweeney, John; Whitworth, Jerry
This study investigated the integration of faith with learning in teacher education, sending surveys to teacher education programs at institutions affiliated with the churches of Christ. The instrument consisted of two parts. Part 1 examined individual faculty members' perceptions of the integration of faith and learning. Part 2 examined teacher education programs as a whole. Approximately 70 part 1 instruments and 14 part 2 instruments were returned, representing participation by all institutions affiliated with the churches of Christ. Results indicated that most respondents believed faith should play a major role in teacher education at religiously affiliated programs. About three-quarters of the respondents believed it was easy to integrate faith with learning in teacher education. The only question with which participants disagreed was the question about whether integration of faith should be confined to certain aspects of teacher education programs. Many faculty members felt a strong sense of responsibility to express their faith in teacher education and that the development of a strong religious faith is an asset to prospective teachers. They did not feel as strongly about integrating specific religious doctrine as they did about integrating values and positive principles of faith. Few programs reported having a formal process for ensuring that faith was integrated into teacher education. The paper proposes a model for the integration of faith and learning in teacher education (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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