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Glanzer, Perry L.; Cockle, Theodore F.; Graber, Britney; Jeong, Elijah – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
Despite a focus on the holistic formation of students, nonreligious narratives shape student affairs theories and professional practice guidelines. Recognizing this problem, Christian scholar-practitioners have authored a growing body of literature about what might be distinct about Christian student affairs. This article provides an analysis of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Christianity, Student Personnel Workers
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Lincoln, Timothy D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
To increase the alignment between the lives of ministers serving congregations and what seminary professors think that congregational ministry is like, this study used qualitative methods to examine the themes voiced by seminary professors and graduates in ministry at five Protestant seminaries in the United States. There was some agreement about…
Descriptors: Clergy, Theological Education, Protestants, College Faculty
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Buchanan, Michael T. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
The intersection between schools and the higher education institutions that prepare graduates for teaching in schools is driven by secular agendas. These agendas showcase knowledge transfer as a key indicator of effective learning and teaching. However, the preparation of graduate teachers for service in Christian schooling systems cannot be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Catholic Educators, Higher Education
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Abbott, Diana; Badley, Ken – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
For some readers of this journal, the name Freire has always been part of the educational conversation. Other readers will possibly remember the stir sparked by the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed in English in 1970 (translated by Myra Ramos from the original 1968 Portuguese edition). This radical Brazilian educator's conception of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religion, Social Bias, Teaching Methods
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Horner, Jeffrey M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This study analyzes the correlation between required years of Bible courses and academic rigor at select private Christian schools. These findings, derived from the author's doctoral research, show a threshold of under 4 years of required Bible courses for optimal academic perception among these schools. This threshold correlates with a medium to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Religious Education, Secondary Schools
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Gutacker, Paul; Parker, Elizabeth Travers; Strecker, Cody; Krause, Nicholas – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Theologian Paul J. Griffiths has argued that thinking about Christian learning "must begin from thinking about the liturgy." This comparison between learning and liturgy invites reflection upon the nature and ends of Christian higher education, particularly how pedagogy might be informed by liturgy. This interdisciplinary symposium…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Values, Christianity
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Yonker, Julie E.; Pendery, Adriene R.; Klein, Christopher; Witte, John – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
As Christians, we are created to be in three important relationships: (i) with God, (ii) with people, and (iii) with creation. In this study, we investigated how pedagogy related to Christian practices of relationality impacted university students' prosocial tendencies. We exercised Christian practices of gratitude and intercessory prayer,…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Religious Factors, Prosocial Behavior
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McEwen, Rhonda M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Learning design in a global classroom offers an approach to adult and higher education that is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of how God has created people to learn--one that is informed by the social and cultural context in which the learning takes place. This article introduces an approach to learning design which integrates…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Social Environment, Cultural Context, Educational Theories
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Twelves, Jim – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Alphacrucis College, Australia, has developed a Clinical Teaching Model (CTM) as an option within the initial teacher-training awards. The Alphacrucis College model intentionally combines the pre-service teachers' spiritual formation with their professional development. This article reports on an evaluation of the CTM students' experience compared…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Spiritual Development, Self Esteem
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Stuart-Buttle, Ros – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Church-affiliated universities operate with increasingly complex roles and functions when engaging with multiple stakeholders in the provision of higher education. This article asks how to understand and analyse the interactions when these universities are among the multiple stakeholders in Christian teacher education. What frameworks of analysis…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Correlation
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De Muynck, Bram – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Reading texts of historical educators and being informed about their works and lives can be inspiring and exemplary for future teachers. In this article, I explore the learning processes that occur when student teachers study the classics, using frameworks from different disciplines, including social learning theory, drama theory, Aristotelian…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Biographies, Learning Processes, Imagination
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Roth, Donald – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Divining meaning in the world around us and integrating that into the stories we tell about who we are and what motivates us is essential to both our cognitive processing and overall well-being. At the same time, our conscious processes are dependent on inputs from our social and physical environment for the raw materials needed to develop…
Descriptors: Christianity, Cognitive Processes, Figurative Language, Self Concept
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Davis, Lanta – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
As our practices often shape our attitudes, pedagogical methods may help students begin to cultivate religious ways of reading. Formative assessments play a large role in how our students encounter and engage with texts, yet as much as scholars have begun considering approaches to cultivating Christian pedagogical methods, assessment methods have…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Education, Christianity, Reading Processes
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Jones, Alexander Harris – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Many American evangelical college students today enter into college with a new awareness of justice-related issues. However, situating student commitments to justice in a larger discourse on critical-consciousness development is necessary for educators to assist students in their justice development. This article reviews the literature on…
Descriptors: Social Change, Religious Education, Educational Philosophy, Student Attitudes
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Espinoza, Benjamin D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Weidman, Twale and Stein's (2001) model of graduate student socialization has served as a theoretical starting point for understanding the experiences of doctoral students. Although a number of scholars have critiqued the model for failing to account for the unique experiences of different student groups, none has specifically approached the model…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Educational Experience
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