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ERIC Number: EJ1071946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Addressing Poverty Issues in Christian Schools: Teachers' Perspectives
Bankston, Catherine
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v24 n2 p101-124 2015
The purpose of Christian education is to incorporate Biblical values in the curriculum, and one essential message in the Bible is to reach out and liberate the poor. Through interviews, writing protocols, a focus group meeting, and document analysis, this narrative study focuses on the question of how do Christian educators create pedagogical spaces in their classrooms in order to address issues of poverty and connect these issues to Biblical ideas. Important themes that are discussed include teachers' perspectives of poverty, classroom strategies, and student responses. In the final analysis, a critical framework is implemented to discuss possible obstacles to teaching about poverty to higher socioeconomic students in a Christian environment.
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Language: English
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