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Daniels, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The responsibilities of Catholic secondary school leaders are multifaceted, and their roles demand essential skills and preparation to ensure success. In addition to performing a myriad of administrative duties, Catholic secondary school presidents and principals are called to exercise "faith leadership" within their schools. Faith…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, Principals, Presidents
Walters, James R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The present study sought to investigate the impact of a first-year, faith-based leadership learning community in a Catholic, urban and northeastern institution of higher education. The research assessed the impact of the organizational model of appreciative advising, utilized as the framework for the curriculum of this first-year program. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Urban Schools, College Freshmen
Park, MiKyong – ProQuest LLC, 2012
How do we Christian educators help children live their lives holistically? The purpose of this study is to address this question and to examine a method for children and Christian families in Korea to form Christian faith through daily rituals at home. Using participant observation and focus group interviews, I examined what the children and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Teacher Attitudes, Cognitive Development
Bearden, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Christian school education is unique in nature. Integrating faith into academics led many families to choose an environment for their students that aligned with the faith, morals, and doctrinal beliefs they held as essential pieces in raising their children. The partnership with the school in instilling a strong foundation of faith for students…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Barkley, Heather R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The limited research on adult learners and spiritual formation has created a knowledge gap regarding whether bachelor's degree-completion students value the faith aspects of their education at Christian colleges. As this population grows, so does the need to better understand if the spiritual components of adult programs are having an impact and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Transformative Learning
Durbin, Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With the inception of the Post 9/11 GI Bill in 2009, college and universities are seeing more veteran students attending college to earn their degree. The problem was that college and universities have seen a larger number of veteran students attend their institute of higher learning, so services needed to be in place for the veteran students and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Veterans Education, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
Epperly, Anna C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative, collective case study documented the development of the self-efficacy beliefs of special education preservice candidates during one semester of a course-embedded field experience in a small, private, faith-based university in the Midwest. Interviews of candidates regarding critical incidents in field experiences as documented by…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers
Anthony, LaShonda R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The experiences of Seventh-day Adventist students at secular universities was examined. Seven women and two men attending universities in Michigan and New York were interviewed. The researcher employed a heuristically guided phenomenological method to get rich descriptions of the participants' experiences in the secular university setting.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Christianity, College Students, Student Experience
Cunningham, Debra Jayne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using a constructivist grounded theory approach (Charmaz, 2006), this qualitative study examined how 8 female senior-level professionals employed at faith-based colleges and universities processed and navigated the experience of involuntary job loss and successfully transitioned to another position. The purpose of this research was to contribute…
Descriptors: Females, Professional Personnel, Church Related Colleges, Dismissal (Personnel)
Ahlstrom, Dan Roger – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed-methods case study determined the factors and examined the issues associated with student retention at a faith-based independent day school in southwestern United States of America. The data included online surveys, personal interviews, collection of archival information, and the researcher's extensive field notes. Surveys (530) were…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Private Schools
Blount, Angie H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this multiple-case study was to explore and describe intentional spiritual formation practices used with third and fourth grade students enrolled in Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) member schools. The study took place in four elementary school settings in two different states, using a replication design with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Religious Education
Decker, Allyn – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate the lived experiences of adult learners at 4 Christian colleges in Indiana who desired to pursue bachelor and associate degrees in accelerated programs. The growing trend of accelerated programming exists to meet the needs of a growing number of adults who believe that earning an academic…
Descriptors: Christianity, Learning Processes, Acceleration (Education), Andragogy
Cline, Curtis D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In an era of globalization and increased global mobility, China's Open Door policies and efforts to recruit foreign educators provide opportunities for expatriate educators to teach in China's higher education system. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of and provide an interpretation for how expatriate educators experience…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Hermeneutics
Gable, Nancy Eileen – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed method study was to discover how diaconal ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) practice their ministry and describe and understand their role as educators of adults. The theoretical framework of the study was informed by the intersection of critical theory, feminist theory, and liberation…
Descriptors: Clergy, Religious Education, Adult Educators, Religious Factors
Voigt, Thomas J. K. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This case study is about learning as it relates to addiction recovery within the Men's Ministry (a pseudonym) program at an urban, faith-based mission, hereafter referred to as WCM (an acronym). The program is free and long-term residential. Its purpose is to be a "life transformation ministry for troubled men whose lives are out of control…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Addictive Behavior, Rehabilitation, Males
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