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Harris, Michael S.; Hartley, Matthew – Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The literature on organizational culture underscores the benefits of a strong culture--its capacity to draw people together through shared values and norms. Yet, the formation of a powerful ideology also has the capacity to promote divisiveness and to alienate those who fail to conform. This study employs Frank W. Lutz's witch-hunting framework in…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Ideology, Beliefs, Church Related Colleges
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Titarchuk, Victor N. – Christian Higher Education, 2011
This is a case study of the historical development of a private Christian faith-based school of higher education in post-Soviet Russia from its conception in 1990 until 2010. This binational school was founded as Russian-American Christian University (RACU) in 1996. In 2003, business and economics as well as social work undergraduate academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Liberal Arts, Case Studies
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Smith, David I.; DeVries, Herman J., Jr.; Roberts, F. Corey – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2011
Music offers to language teachers benefits in terms of language exposure, cultural information, and multisensory appeal. This article describes how the use of music videos offers potential for exploring spiritual and moral concerns, especially as the intersections between words, sounds, and images are explored. Exploring how (in this case)…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Second Language Instruction, German
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Henck, Anita Fitzgerald – Christian Higher Education, 2011
Leadership of Christian higher education in the United States is in a period of significant change. Yet, the dual accountability--to higher education accreditation and to faith communities--means that Christian colleges and universities walk a tightrope between these two entities, their expectations, and their values. The challenge for U.S.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Church Related Colleges, Christianity
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Smith, Julien C. H.; Scales, T. Laine – Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 2013
This article explores theological dimensions of the academic vocation, taking its cue from the research undertaken by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, which envisions the scholar as a steward of an academic discipline. We contend, however, that the Christian scholar's sense of stewardship extends beyond one's academic…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, Religious Factors, Doctoral Programs
Crenshaw, Christina Y. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
How faculty at Christian universities encourage teacher candidates to draw on a Christian worldview ultimately influences the ways teacher candidates become effective agents of change in K-12 schools. This study examined the assumption that K-12 Christian teachers cannot remain religiously neutral since one's worldview shapes all aspects of life,…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Teacher Education, Case Studies
Couch, Charlie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The persistence patterns of student athletes continues to gain interest among the higher education community, particularly among private, faith-based institutions belonging to the NAIA who continue to rely on student athlete recruitment to optimize overall enrollment patterns. Unfortunately, few studies exist in the literature surrounding student…
Descriptors: Persistence, Athletes, Higher Education, Enrollment Trends
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Ferrari, Joseph; Janulis, Patrick – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2009
This study compared the perceptions of the mission identity and mission-driven campus activities of faculty (n = 305) and staff (n = 584) at a large urban Catholic university. Moreover, it compared employees who were self identified as Catholic (n = 375), Christian (n = 204), other faiths (n = 161), or no religious preference (n = 159).…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Institutional Mission, Multivariate Analysis
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Rood, Robert E. – Christian Higher Education, 2009
This qualitative study examined the narrated experiences around the college choice and persistence of junior and senior first-generation students attending a private Christian college. Using interviews and focus groups, the author identified three key factors that emerged from the data: faculty, faith, and family. Faculty involvement was critical…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Church Related Colleges, College Choice, Focus Groups
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Mohr, James M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2009
This paper examines how the academic study of hate can be understood through Catholic social justice teachings with an emphasis on the Jesuit commitment to faith and justice to allow for a critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. To make the connections between social justice and the study of hate, the paper begins with…
Descriptors: Catholics, Males, Religious Cultural Groups, Catholic Schools
Florin Crider, Amy Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Freshman composition instructors at Christian institutions face a disturbing predicament: competing pedagogies, administrative pressure to prove freshman composition's merit, public clamoring for greater return on the college investment, technology redefining what "writing" is, a postmodern audience, and most concerning, the challenge to…
Descriptors: Christianity, Writing Instruction, College Freshmen, Ideology
Hoggatt, Deborah K. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
College and universities underwent tremendous shifts in the latter part of the 20th century caused in part by the shrinking pool of college ready 18 year-olds. Concerned about diminishing enrollments and lost revenue from traditionally-aged students, administrators at faith-based, tuition-driven universities instituted adult degree completion…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Church Related Colleges, Grounded Theory
Helms, Clinton Lewis – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There are over 500 institutions of higher education within the United States that identify with the Christian faith. A majority of these schools were founded by specific Christian denominations with which many are still affiliated. Faculty members within these institutions who identify with a Christian tradition or denomination different from the…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Manley, Paula R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose, Scope, and Method of Study: The purpose of this study was to describe the perception of growth in spiritual development of undergraduate students attending an Assemblies of God affiliated university by examining the differences in the perception of spiritual development between freshmen and seniors. This quantitative study used a survey…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religion, Religious Factors, Church Related Colleges
Paton, Teresa Kaye Worth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Public Law 94-142 (PL 94-142), the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, was signed into legislation in 1975. This anchor piece of legislation became one of the most influential in the advocacy of a special needs population that previously had been institutionalized or removed from the public school setting because they were not…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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