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ERIC Number: ED515176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 113
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9744-5
A Survey of the Graduates of Christian Secondary Schools and Their Beliefs in the Effectiveness of the Academic and Spiritual Education Received
Camp, Darrel
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, George Fox University
The intent of this study was to investigate long-term effects of private Christian schooling on graduates, both educationally and spiritually. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived effectiveness of the programs of Western Mennonite School (WMS) in preparing graduates for exhibiting the stated goals of the Faith and Learning Goals of WMS. Participants for this project were graduates of WMS from 1992 through 2002. A survey was distributed to the population of alumni to determine the effectiveness of the education and spiritual training received while in attendance. The data collected suggest that the alumni are Christ-centered, have continued to learn, continued to be part of a nurturing community, pursued a life of peace and service, and have continued to seek enrichment opportunities. The alumni of WMS have kept their faith and continued to learn. They have developed into healthy individuals who minister to others. They have not all maintained an Anabaptist interpretation of the Bible. Recommendations include continuing to emphasize the Faith and Learning Goals, provide more instruction and training to promote better understanding about what it means to uphold an Anabaptist interpretation of the Bible, and increase opportunities for the students to lead, serve, and share. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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