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Bailey, Karl G. D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
Although the integration of faith and learning presupposes a learner, little theoretical work has addressed the role of students in faith-learning integration. Moreover, many students perceive faith-learning integration to be the work of teachers and institutions, suggesting that for learners, integration is a passive experience. This theoretical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Christianity, Student Development, Thinking Skills
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Magro, Emanuel P. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Jesus' stories and parables--the products of his own imagination--are at the core of Christian religious education. Christian religious educators are to encourage their audience to engage their imagination to let Jesus' stories retain their power to form and transform them. Although imagination operates imperceptibly, it is essential to faith…
Descriptors: Imagination, Christianity, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Hoven, Matt – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
How do students use religious faith to inform their actions in competitive sport? This qualitative study critically reflects on this question based upon the thinking processes and experiences of 15-year-old participants in sports and, in turn, produces a basic conceptual framework toward the question at hand. Overall, students reported a complex,…
Descriptors: Christianity, Athletics, Athletes, Religious Education
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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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Martin, Mary E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
The 2011 Cardus Report found that Christian schools are developing students' faith but are not developing students' academic opportunities at any greater rate than are their public school counterparts. Drawing upon data collected from 18 principals and 280 teachers across six Christian school systems, this mixed-methods study identifies the…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, Christianity, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomas, Jesse – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This study sought to highlight the association between motivation to homeschool and public school enrollment. Homeschooling parents (n = 1052) across the United States responded to questions from a survey administered online. Logistic regression analysis and the chi-square test showed that homeschooling parents who chose the religious/moral answer…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Christianity, Religious Education, Decision Making
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Jankiewicz, Darius; Jankiewicz, Edyta – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2016
Until the 20th century, the spiritual nurture of children was not a high priority for the Christian church. In fact, for most of Christian history, reflection on the nature of children and their faith formation was often considered "beneath" the work of theologians. Two 19th-century American Christian writers, however, stand in sharp…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Factors, Children, Early Childhood Education
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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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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Secular scholars have criticized Christian education and counseling on sex as restrictive, ineffective, and outdated. The authors of the current study explored both common non-Christian and Christian approaches to human sexuality with reference to overarching domains of religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Secular…
Descriptors: Christianity, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Criticism
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MisirHiralall, Sabrina D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The theological misappropriation of Christianity as a civilizing force occurs when individuals convert to Christianity due to deception that ignores the faith-based aspect of Christianity. The history of Western education in India illustrates the hidden curriculum that Christian missionaries employed to disrupt the Indian educational system. This…
Descriptors: Christianity, Beliefs, Misconceptions, Educational History
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Blandin, Allyson – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This literature review seeks to evaluate previous studies on the topic of the home/school connection and its role in enhancing students' academic achievement and narrowing the academic achievement gap. The ecological systems theory framework will facilitate the discussion of the importance of the home/school connection phenomenon. Perspectives…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Models
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Lee, Heekap; Givens, Ruth – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2012
Critical pedagogy is a by product of postmodernism, which argues that reality is always subjective, and truth is identified through each person's experiences and environment. Can critical pedagogy be applied to faith-based education? The authors claim that it can. First, the theories and practices of critical pedagogy have strengthened faith-based…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Learning Processes, Christianity
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Alavi, Hamid Reza – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2013
As a major world religion representing approximately 20% of the human family, Islam holds particular and significant educational perspectives. The purpose of this article is to identify and interpret the viewpoints of Islam on education (with emphasis on Shia' faith). To accomplish this aim, "educational goals" from the viewpoint of Islam have…
Descriptors: Counseling, Teaching Methods, Muslims, Islam
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