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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
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Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy – Journal of Catholic Education, 2014
This article describes the Catholic School Principal Support Program (CSPSP), a mentoring program for first and second-year Catholic school principals in a large urban diocese, and identifies key challenges, impacts and influences on decision-making. Ten school leaders describe their work and provide the lens by which they reflect on their role as…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Statistical Analysis, Novices
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
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Kortegast, Carrie; Yount, Emily M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2016
Recent trends in globalization have increased the number of U.S. children and adolescents being raised outside the United States. Using the framework of adults in transition, the authors sought to understand the structure of Third Culture Kids' (TCKs), specifically Missionary Kids', transition to college. Findings indicate that participants must…
Descriptors: Foreign Culture, Acculturation, Student Adjustment, Identification (Psychology)
Shirk, John C. – Online Submission, 2011
As I approach my thoughts on faith and the adult learning I will concentrate my deliberations on faith, spirituality and dissonance, and the adult learner as reported in in-person dialogs selected from four studies (Shirk, 1990, 1998, 2005). Consideration will be given to the sociopsychological aspects of and the costs and benefits related to…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Psychological Patterns
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Mueller, John A. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine and understand atheist college students' views on faith and how they experience the college campus as a result. I conducted interviews with 16 undergraduate and graduate self-identified atheist college students. Students discussed losing faith and transitioning to atheism; making meaning of life, death, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Religion
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Niehaus, Elizabeth; Rivera, Mark – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between students' religiousness and participation in alternative breaks (ABs) using both survey and interview data from the National Survey of Alternative Breaks. Findings from this mixed methods study demonstrate the potential for ABs to facilitate religiousness and help students connect…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Surveys, Interviews
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
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Yap, Siew Fong – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
The realisation to integrate science, ethics and morality is recognised with growing impetus in recent years (as noted with introducing the Australian Curriculum "Science as a Human Endeavour" strand), to develop sophisticated epistemologies of science, which includes an appreciation of the social context including ethical thinking. To…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Values, Ethics, Moral Values
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Craft, Christy Moran; Rockenbach, Alyssa Bryant – Christian Higher Education, 2011
As part of a larger investigation into the spiritual climate at one Lutheran college, we interviewed Protestant Christian students in order to compare their conceptualizations of spirituality, religion, and faith with biblical notions of those concepts. We found that the students' understandings of those concepts only loosely reflected general…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Protestants, Religion, Religious Factors
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
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Schuttloffel, Merylann J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2013
There is a clear understanding that leaders of faith-based educational institutions shape the school community's culture in ways that assist in faith formation. This implicit and explicit focus on faith formation and an alignment with the broader mission of the Catholic Church is foundational to contemplative leadership (Schuttloffel, 1999, 2008).…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Institutional Mission, Administrator Characteristics
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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2017
A survey and interviews completed by peer ministers at Catholic colleges and universities in the United States from October 2012 to February 2013 reveal that the interviewed student ministers are engaging peers in interreligious dialogue. The research corroborates the premise that the promotion of interreligious relationships is important to this…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Peer Groups, Clergy
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Coleman, Lucinda – Research in Dance Education, 2011
For dance educators engaged in teaching choreography in Christian tertiary institutes, encouraging students to develop foundational compositional skills whilst exploring personal expression of the Christian faith is undoubtedly a challenging objective. In 2005, a Christian tertiary education provider in South Australia enrolled six female dance…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Writing Skills
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
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