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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Negro Education, 2010
A research synthesis was conducted including three meta analyses, a review of the relevant literature, and supplemental analyses examining the relationship between personal faith and the reduction of the achievement gap. Personal faith included belief and adherence to any religion. The results of the three meta-analyses indicated that: (a)…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African American Students, Meta Analysis, Synthesis
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Jeynes, William H. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: For many years, educators, parents, and social scientists have conceptualized engaged parents as those who help their children with their homework, frequently attend school functions, and maintain household rules that dictate when their young engage in schoolwork and leisure. Recent meta-analyses on parental involvement confirm…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Educational Research
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This study assessed the relationship between Bible literacy among secondary school students and their academic achievement and school behavior. One hundred and forty students in the 7th to 12th grade were randomly selected from a Christian school. Four measures of Bible knowledge were combined to obtain an overall measure of Bible literacy. They…
Descriptors: Relationship, Biblical Literature, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement
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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2009
This study assessed the relationship between Bible literacy among secondary school students and their academic achievement and school behavior. A total of 160 students who attended either Christian or public schools in the 7th to 12th grade were randomly selected for the study sample. Three measures of Bible knowledge were combined to obtain an…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Relationship, Biblical Literature, Cultural Literacy
Jeynes, William H. – Praeger, 2009
This book offers an examination of the related topics of school prayer and character education in the United States, advocating for their return to public schools. In 1962 and 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court made rulings that removed prayer and Bible reading from public schools. But in the aftermath of the rulings, the nation endured one of the worst…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Public Schools, Crime, Personality
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Robinson, David; Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2010
In this pair of two articles, the authors summarize the history of the practice of character instruction in Christian higher education. They examine character education beginning with the founding of Harvard in 1636 to contemporary times. They note that virtually every historian, theologian, and social scientist acknowledges that character…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values Education, Educational Philosophy, Influence of Technology
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Jeynes, William H.; Robinson, David – Christian Higher Education, 2010
In this set of two articles, the authors summarize the history of the practice of character instruction in Christian higher education. They examine character education beginning with the founding of Harvard in 1636 to contemporary times. They note that virtually every historian, theologian, and social scientist acknowledges that character…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values Education, Christianity, Educational History
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Jeynes, William H. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2008
A meta-analysis was undertaken, including 41 studies to determine the influence of Catholic and Protestant schools. The analysis examined studies undertaken at both the elementary and secondary school level. The results indicate that both Catholic and Protestant school students do better than their counterparts in public schools. In addition,…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Standardized Tests, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This meta-analysis of 22 studies examines the relationship between phonics and the academic achievement of urban minority elementary school children. Further analyses distinguish between those studies that are of higher quality than the others and those studies that examine all minority students and mostly minority students. Results indicate a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Phonics, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Children
Jeynes, William H. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
Designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in education, this book covers education developments and trends beginning with the Colonial experience through the present day, placing an emphasis on post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants,…
Descriptors: African Americans, United States History, Civil Rights, Females
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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2007
A meta-analysis is undertaken, including 52 studies, to determine the influence of parental involvement on the educational outcomes of urban secondary school children. Statistical analyses are done to determine the overall impact of parental involvement as well as specific components of parental involvement. Four different measures of educational…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Jeynes, William H. – Teachers College Record, 2006
The author argues that American educators rely on standardized tests at too early an age when administered in kindergarten, particularly given the original intent of kindergarten as envisioned by its founder, Friedrich Froebel. The author examines the current use of standardized tests in kindergarten and the Froebel model, including his emphasis…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Kindergarten, Models, Ethical Instruction
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Jeynes, William H. – Urban Education, 2005
This meta-analysis of 41 studies examines the relationship between parental involvement and the academic achievement of urban elementary school children. Analyses determined the effect sizes for parental involvement overall and subcategories of involvement. Results indicate a significant relationship between parental involvement overall and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parent School Relationship, Minority Group Children, Urban Areas
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Jeynes, William H. – Journal of Negro Education, 2005
The effects of parental involvement on the academic achievement of African American 12th grade youth is assessed based on National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) data using several models. It is found that parental involvement had a positive impact on the educational outcomes of the youth and they are more likely to be involved in the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Grade 12, Academic Achievement
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2005
This study examines the effects of attending religious revival services on the educational and behavioral outcomes of urban students. Specifically, the influence of attending the most recognized revival of the past decade is analyzed. Urban student attendees from throughout the United States attend, are surveyed, and then are randomly selected to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Quality of Life, Family Life, Control Groups
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