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Richardson, Gregory D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This article offers a brief history on the origin of universities, summarizes how faith shaped higher education from the European university's advent to its Western reproduction, and presents recommendations from a contemporary faith integration method employed in many faith-based universities in the United States. Response to intervention was…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Universities, Educational History
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Yacapsin, M. S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2014
The purpose of this investigation was to gain a better understanding of the expectations graduate students hold regarding the amount of and types of faith-related activities utilized in online coursework. Two groups of participants surveyed were enrolled at two different, faith-based institutions in Pennsylvania, United States; one a Catholic…
Descriptors: Preferences, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Spiritual Development
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Metheny, Glen A.; West, G. Bud; Winston, Bruce E.; Wood, J. Andy – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
This study examined full-time faculty in Christian, faith-based colleges and universities and investigated the type of impact their participation in the decision-making process had on job satisfaction. Previous studies have examined relationships among faculty at state universities and community colleges, yet little research has been examined in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Church Related Colleges, Universities, Christianity
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Alleman, Nathan F. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
Are faculty trained at Christian institutions better equipped to integrate their faith with their professional work? This study uses a mixed methods analysis of Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) faculty survey data to analyze whether and in what ways faculty who graduate from Christian undergraduate, master's, and doctoral…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Teacher Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Finn, Jane; Utting, Allison – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The Inclusion House is a unique dorm in Holland, Michigan, where nondisabled students, studying to be leaders in the faith community as future pastors, live side-by-side same-aged individuals with intellectual disabilities. After one year, a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted with the nondisabled roommates. Findings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Clergy, Intellectual Disability, Leaders
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Properzi, Mauro – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Inclusivist, exclusivist, and pluralist attitudes toward other religions interact in complex ways within the Mormon faith. Hence, a course on the world's religions at LDS-sponsored Brigham Young University presents an interesting case study in this context. Through survey data and statistical analysis this article attempts to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Religious Education, Course Descriptions
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Lee, Christopher – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study explored the motivation and impact of religious participation among undergraduate students at a liberal arts, faith-based institution of higher education. By reviewing current literature around the topics of motivation, religious decline, and religious participation, this research bridges the gap between two historical and categorical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Religious Education, Student Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Ackerman, Beth; Parker, Karen; Parker, Leonard – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2010
This article gives an overview of service learning as it relates to the integration of faith and learning for a pre-service teacher candidate. A survey was given to pre-service, education candidates who were completing a service-learning project in a local Christian school. Results from the survey indicate that all major elements of service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Service Learning, Religious Education, Christianity
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Navia, Benjamin; Mbungu, David; Coria-Navia, Anneris – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study investigated students' perceptions of the study of evolution in a small conservative Christian college. Students' interest in the subject is influenced by several factors, including prior exposure to the material, students' belief system, and the instructors' attitudes towards the subject. These factors also determine the ability of…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Frederick, Heidi R.; Wood, James A.; West, George R.; Winston, Bruce E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
One salient aspect of authentic leadership is the possibility that it can be developed (Walumbwa, Avolio, Gardner, Wernsing, & Peterson, 2008). However, the relative paucity of research on authentic leadership as a dependent variable needs to be addressed. The purpose of this cross-sectional quantitative study is to examine the three factors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Statistical Analysis
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Ogunji, James A. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
This study presents a model that can help a Christian University or school foster its identity and mission. The model is built on the principle that the integration of faith and learning (IFL) in all aspects of school life will keep a Christian university or school focused on its identity and mission through a deliberate and coherent action of any…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Church Programs, Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development
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Rennick, Liz A.; Smedley, Cynthia Toms; Fisher, Dan; Wallace, Elizabeth; Young, Kim – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2013
This study examines the general and differential effects of spiritual/religious engagement on affective college outcomes (i.e., leadership skills, interpersonal skills, social satisfaction, sense of belonging, and psychological well-being) across different gender and racial groups among undergraduate students at research universities. The study…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, College Students, Affective Behavior
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Dindoffer, Tamara; Reid, Barbara; Freed, Shirley – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore how women in administrative positions in Christian higher education integrate their professional and personal lives. Six women in leadership positions in small, faith-based liberal arts colleges were interviewed. Levinson's (1996) concept of gender-splitting was used as a lens to analyze the data. The women…
Descriptors: Females, Liberal Arts, Women Administrators, Leadership
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Paredes-Collins, Kristin; Collins, Christopher S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2011
Although a great deal of research assesses the value of both diversity and spirituality in the university setting, little research addresses the experience of underrepresented students and their spiritual development in an environment that is defined by a mission committed to spiritual growth. Utilizing data from the College Students' Beliefs and…
Descriptors: Caring, Race, Racial Differences, Measures (Individuals)
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Critchfield, Meredith – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Rapid demographic shifts are occurring around the country. United States' public schools are more diverse than any time in history. To help prepare pre-service teachers for these shifts, this small-scale qualitative case study explored the impact of a required social justice course for pre-service educators at a large private Christian university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies