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Francis, James E. – Religious Education, 2019
Spiritual maturity is the goal of Christian formation and is frequently understood through stages of faith development. Popular stage theories often lack diverse cultural representation and alone are insufficient in promoting spiritual maturity and resilience. Integrating elements of the developmental models of Lev Vygotsky and James Marcia…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship, Spiritual Development, Christianity
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Fears, Barbara A. – Religious Education, 2019
To be colorblind suggests a race-neutral perspective whereby no theological anthropological meaning is attached to one's physical embodiment. Colorblind ideology benefits the hegemony and negates the "imago Dei" of people of color and their long history with individual and institutional racism. This article advocates for the use of…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Critical Theory, Race, Christianity
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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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Brancatelli, Robert – Religious Education, 2015
This article examines the importance of memory in the Hebrew bible and how memory lay at the center of Ancient Israel's religious faith and cultural identity. It argues for a similar, albeit nuanced, memory-based approach to contemporary Christian religious education. It analyzes memory through the lens of Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutic of narration…
Descriptors: Memory, Religious Education, Semitic Languages, Biblical Literature
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
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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
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Hudson, Don Michael; Roberts, Andy M. – Journal of Religious Education, 2019
Institutions of faith can no longer assume students of faith, and institutions of faith can no longer assume that a survey of the Old and New Testaments in today's college curriculum will provide the necessary elements to develop, sustain, and nurture biblical literacy in students. Nor can it be assumed that this antiquated model will equip…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, World Views, 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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Cho, Young Kwan – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between Catholic teachers' faith and their school commitment in Catholic high schools. A national sample of 751 teachers from 39 Catholic high schools in 15 archdioceses in the United States participated in a self-administered website survey. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson…
Descriptors: High Schools, Catholic Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Catholics
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Wolf, Helen M. – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2014
Peer ministry is often a vital component of campus ministry offices at Catholic colleges and universities. In order to determine the effectiveness of peer ministry in contributing to a student's faith development as well as her or his abilities to integrate faith intentionally and reflectively into everyday life, data were collected from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Theological Education, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Price, Kelly; Price, Julia – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2016
When digitally marketing an online educational program, degree or course, an institution must realize the target market which it is trying to reach. However, the demographics of the online student is extremely diverse, making marketing efforts difficult. With such a demographically diverse online student population to attract, it is important to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Institutional Advancement
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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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Smith, Brian H. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2013
Increasing numbers of college students enrolling in religion courses in recent years are looking to develop their religious faith or spirituality, while professors of religion want students to use and appreciate scholarly tools to study religion from an academic perspective. Some scholars argue that it is not possible to satisfy both goals in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Religion, Religious Education
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Francis, Leslie J.; Astley, Jeff; Parker, Stephen G. – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2016
This study was established to profile students currently studying religion at Advanced level (A level) in terms of their demography, motivation, experience and attitudes. Eight specific areas were identified for examination: their personal motivation to study religion at A level, the personal challenges posed by the subject, their personal…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Spiritual Development, Student Characteristics
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
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