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Layton, Emily; Dollahite, David C.; Hardy, Sam A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
This study explores adolescent religious commitment using qualitative data from a religiously diverse (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) sample of 80 adolescents. A new construct, "anchors of religious commitment," grounded in interview data, is proposed to describe what adolescents commit to as a part of their religious identity. Seven anchors of…
Descriptors: Jews, Religion, Adolescents, Muslims
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
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Irwansyah, Dedi – Dinamika Ilmu, 2018
English Language Teaching (ELT) practices are strongly underpinned by an epistemological view. Different beliefs on what constitute as sources of knowledge and methods of knowledge acquisition bring about different instructional implications. The case is true within the context of ELT at Indonesian Islamic higher education where the desired goals…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Higher Education, Islamic Culture, Teaching Methods
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Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
This study investigates the educational attainment of an aging workforce from the perspective of educational credentialing. The research questions are defined as follows: Why are workers over age 50 attaining university degrees? How do they narratively construct the rational for pursuing well-recognized credentials in midlife? The specific focus…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Labor Force, Older Adults, Educational Attainment
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Guo, Yan – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2015
This study explores how a group of Caucasian pre-service teachers responded to Muslim immigrant parents' accounts of the marginalization of their faith practices in Canadian public schools. Data were collected through interviews with parents, dialogues between parents and pre-service teachers, online reflections, and focus groups among pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Muslims, Public Schools, Religious Cultural Groups
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Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Interviews, Poverty
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Grigsby, Sheila R. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
African American girls experience disparate rates of pregnancy and acquisition of sexually transmitted infections, including human immunodeficiency virus, when compared to their non-Hispanic White counterparts. Among African American girls, current pregnancy rates are equal to the national crisis levels of teen pregnancy reported in 1990. This…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Family, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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
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Willis, Alette; Bondi, Liz; Burgess, MaryCatherine; Miller, Gavin; Fergusson, David – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2014
This paper presents an abbreviated version of a verbatim script developed from oral history interviews with individuals key to the development of counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland from 1960 to 2000. Earlier versions were used in workshops with counsellors and pastoral care practitioners to share counter-narratives of counselling and to…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Psychotherapy, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Lu, Yanping – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
As part of a mixed-methods doctoral project, this study drew on an interview, bracketed by two surveys, with experienced Australian reviewers. It explored questions about the contributions of peer review, the need and possibility to improve it and the driving factors for reviewers to contribute voluntarily. The respondents emphasised the essential…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Doctoral Programs, Interviews, Surveys
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Kwon, Okyun; Camp, Scott D.; Daggett, Dawn M.; Klein-Saffran, Jody – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 2010
Although faith-based correctional programming has become increasingly popular in recent years, offenders' motivation to participate and the impact on prison adjustment have received little attention. Analyzing interview data of 83 participants of the Federal Bureau of Prison's faith-based correctional program, this study explored the different…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Content Analysis, Correctional Education
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Gonzales, Leslie D. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
In this essay, the stories of successful Latina scholars are captured and shared through a series of interviews. Inquiring about the k-20 experience of the Latinas, the study provides timely insights that counter mainstream deficit perspectives on the Latino population. Specifically, these Latinas' stories show how they have been inspired by…
Descriptors: Altruism, Values, Hispanic Americans, Cultural Capital
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LeBlanc, Patty; Slaughter, Patty – Journal of School Choice, 2012
This investigation compared the influence of public and Christian high schools on the spiritual formation and academic achievement of college students. Recent high school graduates who attend a private, liberal arts university in the southeastern United States responded to an online survey and interview questions related to the influence of one's…
Descriptors: High Schools, Christianity, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
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Page, Sarah-Jane; Yip, Andrew Kam-Tuck – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2012
Schooling can be a pivotal time in young people's formative experience when identities are negotiated and forged. However, contradictory dominant cultures can operate within the school context, making it very challenging for individuals to negotiate their religious and sexual identities within a sexualised and heteronormative space. This essay…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Academic Achievement
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
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