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Haynes, Charles C. – Social Education, 2013
An innovative program for schools that promotes respect and understanding between major religions enables students to engage with peers around the world via videoconferencing. Using videoconferencing and online community, "Face to Faith" enabled students from across the globe to learn from, with, and about one another. In the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Workshops, Student Attitudes
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Thomas, P. L. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2013
The accountability paradigm for reforming public schools began in the U.S. as a state-based initiative grounded in establishing state standards for core content and developing high-stakes tests and schedules to hold schools, teachers, and students accountable (Hout and Elliott, 2011). This essay examines the test-based patterns of that paradigm…
Descriptors: Accountability, Social Systems, High Stakes Tests, Democracy
Melton, Brian S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Mormon college students may leave or delay their studies to serve missions for their church, typically for 18 to 24 months. This dissertation studies the impact of serving a mission on the spiritual development and psychological wellbeing of these students. Using a two-factor ANOVA fixed-effects, nonexperimental design, five measurement scales on…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Religious Cultural Groups
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Journal of Education Finance, 2015
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Journal of Education Finance, 2014
Presenters at the State of the States Roundtable session at the 2014 National Education Finance Conference in Louisville were invited to submit their papers for publication. These papers address the following topics: (1) State issues affecting P-12 and/or higher education funding; (2) Funding priorities/trends for P-12 and/or higher education; (3)…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Baniszewski, David E. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
One of the primary objectives of the Christian school (K-12) is the development of a biblical worldview in its students. This study examined the impact that these Christian schools had on their students' biblical worldview development by administering a biblical worldview assessment to graduate students at a private, Christian university (Liberty…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, Biblical Literature
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Dabback, William M. – International Journal of Community Music, 2010
Community music practices may offer paths to broaden the scope of the music education field by providing meaningful alternatives to traditional approaches found in many formal music education systems. As specific social settings shape and define community music, prominent researchers have called for further investigation into practices in the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Community, Music Activities
Berek, Addis – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study explored the perceptions of disability from the perspectives of Ethiopian immigrant parents who have children with disabilities. The study was guided by the research question: How do Ethiopian immigrant parents from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, who have children between the ages of 7-17 identified with disabilities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Disabilities, Children
Vandegriff, Steve R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
There has been debate over generally accepted values, not only in the context of education, but also within the context of those who are considered people of faith. This study is an investigation to determine if there are any differences between the two contexts, with responses being drawn from students enrolled in a required introductory…
Descriptors: Values, Comparative Analysis, College Freshmen, Educational Environment
Zinger, Kathy Wildman – School Administrator, 2012
If world religions courses are created at all in public school districts, they often are designed to encourage cultural fluency and tolerance. It is a teachable moment for the teacher to witness in an hour these far-flung students moving beyond tolerance to collaboration. Taking on a world religions program typically is viewed as a risky…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Elective Courses, Social Studies, Public Schools
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2011
Ten years after terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the profound impact on the United States is not hard to see, from heightened domestic-security measures to the U.S. role in conflicts deemed part of a war on terror. What's less obvious is how the attacks have filtered into American classrooms. Some observers…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Social Studies, Curriculum, State Standards
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Weiler, Spencer C.; Hartman, William – Journal of Education Finance, 2015
In February 2015 a large group of scholars, researchers, and practitioners interested in P-20 finance issues gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for the National Education Finance Academy's annual conference, on February 25-27, 2015 to discuss, among multiple topics, the state of P-20 finance in all 50 states. There were 35 states represented in the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Baker, Dori Grinenko – Religious Education, 2008
The author discusses reading "The Bridge to Terebithia" to a third-grade class prior to release of the film version. Reading of the final chapter followed by two days the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University, just seventy miles from the classroom. Although none of the college students from the author's town died, everyone…
Descriptors: Tragedy, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3, Childrens Literature
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Winston, Janet – Academe, 2006
In December 2005, the Ford Foundation awarded Hollins University and the American Association of University Professors $10,000 to participate in the foundation's Difficult Dialogues initiative. The project supported by this grant brings together a consortium of academics, including the author, from three separate institutions in Virginia and the…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Consortia, Colleges, Campuses
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Warren, Judith; Schoenig, John; McNiff, Timothy J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2005
Alternative teacher education programs have come under fire from a variety of sources--researchers, legislators, parents, even other educators. The authors' responses to the focus article provide the insights of practitioners who regularly work with teachers so prepared. Warren states that the problem addressed in this study notes the absence of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification, Religious Education, Teacher Education
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