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ERIC Number: EJ926951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Looking for God in the University: Examining Trends in Christian Higher Education
Glanzer, Perry L.; Carpenter, Joel A.; Lantinga, Nick
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v61 n6 p721-755 Jun 2011
Amid the many recent treatments of the global growth of both Christianity and higher education, little to no attention has been given to distinctly Christian higher education. The survey reported in this essay uses an understanding of Christian education developed from analytical work by Robert Benne to examine the number and nature of colleges and universities that retain and nurture a distinct Christian identity. The results indicate that Christian higher education continues to expand throughout the world, challenging the assumed linear trend toward secularization. This paper focuses upon the results of our survey in countries beyond Canada and the United States where most of the recent growth is occurring. We found a total 579 institutions outside of these areas. When we analyzed the origins, denomination, size, funding, and areas of study of these institutions we found some unique patterns that shed light upon the group as a whole and how they relate to larger trends within higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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