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ERIC Number: EJ1046632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Most Common Teacher Characteristics Related to Intentionality in Student Spiritual Formation
Moore, Deborah
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v23 n3 p255-270 2014
Teachers have the important commission of guiding students in their spiritual formation, which is the process through which an individual accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and continually becomes more like Him. Given this task, Christian teachers are able to be intentional within classroom management, through instruction, and by modeling. Teachers from 50 schools within the Southeast Region of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) were asked to complete a survey regarding intentional practices for student spiritual formation. With a Likert scale, a rating system, and open-ended questions, a triangulation method was used to find the most common characteristics related to spiritual formation intentionality. The characteristics found to be most common included "exhibiting a Christ-like attitude", "creating a classroom climate that promotes spiritual growth", and "being intentional in the spiritual disciplines". By being intentional in these areas, the teacher is able to be that agent that fosters and guides student spiritual formation.
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Language: English
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