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Shaver, Ruth E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
"I Wonder...Gaining Wisdom and Growing Faith Through Scientific Exploration" is an intergenerational science curriculum designed to be used in congregations. The goal of this curriculum and the theoretical work underpinning it is to counter the perception that people of faith cannot also be people who possess a scientific understanding…
Descriptors: Christianity, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Teaching Methods
Peterson, Daniel Carl – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to analyze and compare the integration of faith and learning occurring in Christian schools accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and classical Christian schools accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). ACSI represents the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Parochial Schools, Teacher Background
Jones, Don Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many faith-based liberal arts institutions are tuition-dependent and are forced to compete with both public institutions as well as private for-profit colleges and universities to maintain student enrollment levels. Some faith-based institutions have adopted strategic enrollment management policies and procedures that emulate the best practices…
Descriptors: Governance, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Enrollment Management
Stevens, Carla R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Accessing and assessing the controlling beliefs of teachers about the role of faith in curriculum decisions is an essential first step in efforts to address the gap between the faith integration mission of Christian schools and actual practices (Boerema, 2011). Without intervention, teachers' beliefs about teaching--shaped by early classroom…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Religion, Curriculum Development
Cho, Young Kwan – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Church documents recognize that the Catholic teacher's faith, mediated through a teacher's commitment, is one of the crucial factors that guarantees the success of the Catholic school (Congregation for Catholic Education, 1977, 1982, 2007). A number of researchers support this view with their findings (Ciriello, 1987; Tarr, 1992; Tiernan, 2000).…
Descriptors: High Schools, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Intimacy
Fraser, Jasmine J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Problem: Though widespread studies have been conducted on the psycho-socio-cultural effects of family systems functioning on individuals' developmental outcomes, there is limited discussion on the direct correlations between family relational encounters and adolescents' development of faith and life values. The effects of dialectical interplay…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Beliefs, Family Relationship, Individual Development
Mohler, Susan Kaye – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the impressions of second grade children in evangelical Protestant Christian schools, how they perceived God, what they understood about their faith instruction, and what contributed to or detracted from their faith development. A secondary area of inquiry was with parents about their awareness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys, Phenomenology
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
Carbajal, Darlene – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Practices of spirituality, particularly amongst faculty who teach at faith-based institutions of higher education, are underexplored in the current body of literature. This qualitative study uses an interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) approach to examine faculty members' attitudes about the role of spirituality in higher education and the…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Spiritual Development, Qualitative Research
Shaw, Learty Letroy – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Leaders at faith-based institutions struggle to provide equitable attention to academics, religious heritage, and the secular mission of the institution; as a result, leaders find themselves mitigating conflict that arises from this imbalance (Brackney, 2004; Ecklund, Park, & Veliz, 2008; Witek, 2009). The purposes of this study were: (a) to…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Church Related Colleges, Politics, Religion
Gerke, Philip James – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study adapted an existing instrument to examine perspective transformation and its associated factors in participants of evangelical faith-based adult nonformal education in the Midwestern United States. Stratified random one-stage cluster sampling of 11 churches produced a nonprobability sample ( N = 597) that was significantly (p < 0.05)…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Religious Education, Christianity, Transformative Learning
Jackson, Monica B. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The United States has a tradition of faith-based K-12 education that can be traced back to the 1600s. This sector of education has played a vital role in America's urban communities. Faith-based schools have a strong record of serving disadvantaged families. They provide moral grounding, community ethic, safe and structured environment, academic…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Elementary Schools, Religious Education, Disadvantaged
Placenti, Phillip M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
African-American students are less likely to attend and successfully complete college than their Asian and White peers. Possible explanations for this disparity include racial and ethnic segregation, socioeconomic challenges, persistent shortages of qualified teachers, and scant access to college-preparatory curricula. In the context of such…
Descriptors: African American Students, Graduation, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination
Davis, Jacqueline Estella – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined principals' perceptions of faith-based schools in Southern California. A 6-item survey was distributed by hard copy to 217 Catholic principals affiliated with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and by e-mail to 218 Protestant school principals affiliated with the Association of Christian School International. The survey was…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Protestants, Private Schools
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