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Wong, Mary Shepard; Lee, Seong-Yun – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Education has long been an interest of foreign missionaries. Many criticisms have been raised over the promotion of imperialism in foreign missionary education. However, what is often overlooked is the positive mutual impact foreign educators have had on both their host and home societies. This article explores the influence of early educational…
Descriptors: Christianity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ango, Samuel Peni – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Nigerian society is bedeviled by corruption and injustice, whose prevalence may be partly explained by the dominant educational systems in the country. Paulo Freire has suggested that unjust systems are sustained by educational systems that condition learners to accept injustice. He also indicts the church for supporting such educational systems.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Power Structure, Biblical Literature
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Lankshear, David W.; Francis, Leslie J.; Eccles, Emma L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This study argues that assessment of student attitudes provides insight into the culture and climate of schools. The Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity was employed to explore the Christian culture and climate of Anglican church primary schools within the state-maintained sector across Wales. The analysis drew on responses from 1,899…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Christianity
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Prior, Christopher Michael – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
In Christian schools, leaders' roles include the integration of the particular beliefs of the community through all aspects of school life. This article describes an interpretive study into school leaders' perceptions of the essential features of Christian Education National (CEN) schools, how they integrated these features into school culture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Religious Education
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Grace, Emily; Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article is a small empirical study based on two assignments, both involving reading and writing, in two physics courses at a Christian college. Students read theological, philosophical, and scientific arguments and produced research papers. By performing interdisciplinary intellectual work, students considered the compatibility of science and…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, College Science, Science Instruction
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Smith, David I. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's major writings emerged from the experience of planning and leading an innovative seminary at Finkenwalde, where there was a strong focus on intentional communal practices. This article uses the process of designing an undergraduate course focused on Bonhoeffer's book "Life Together" as a lens through which…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Undergraduate Study, Intention
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Hiemstra, John – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
The Canadian province of Alberta runs a unique school system that offers ten options for school plurality and choice, nine of which provide some form of faith-based schooling. This article argues that Alberta has created a pragmatic version of a "pluriform school system." This system breaks with the assumption, shared by many Christian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Religion Studies, State Church Separation
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Toh, Tze Keong; Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Chai, Ching Sing – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores the use of a constructivist pedagogical approach to cultivate reflective dispositions during small group Bible study. Conducted in a local church Bible class setting (n = 12), the instructional design emulated the reflective thinking process, while adopting collaborative knowledge-building as its pedagogical framework.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Knowledge Level
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Stratman, Jacob – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores a relationship which is related to recognition, hospitality, and the classroom, but does not get a lot of attention: the relationship between the teacher and the subject of study. How does the teacher's stance towards knowledge affect relationships between students, the relationship between the student and the teacher, and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Teacher Student Relationship, Course Content, Religious Education
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de Muynck, Bram; Reijnoudt-Klein, Willemieke; Spruyt-de Kloe, Marike – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article reports the development of a framework that structures differences in Christian educational practices worldwide. One of its purposes is to simplify the complexity of the contexts in which global partners cooperate. The framework also offers the theoretical basis for an instrument that nongovernmental organizations can use to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Educational Practices
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Griffis, Rachel B. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article considers David Brooks' recent "New York Times" bestseller, The "Road to Character", in light of Christian thinkers on the connection between virtue and suffering, specifically Dante and St John of the Cross. By putting Brooks in conversation with the Christian tradition, I show how his ideas, specifically his…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Christianity, Ethics, Correlation
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Yonker, Julie E.; Wielard, Cassie J.; Vos, Carolyn L.; Tudder, Ashley M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Four classes of first-grade children at a Christian school took pre- and post-tests measuring humility. Two intervention classes had devotional lessons on humility and two comparison classes did not. For one week, devotional lessons featured humility-related children's literature, cognitively appropriate discussions, writing about humility, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Christianity, Personality Traits
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Arrington, Aminta – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Hospitality is the Christian imperative of welcoming the stranger to our table, which serves as a living metaphor for the salvation God extends to all of us, welcoming us as sinners to his table of abundance. As we transition from the era of missions to the era of world Christianity, a hospitality framework is helpful for the concomitant task of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Guidelines, Religious Factors, Program Descriptions
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Davidson, Kenzie; Davidson, Spencer M.; Campbell, Elizabeth L. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
For Christian college students, the journey toward vocation can be hindered by faith-based anxiety. The relationship between students and mentors in Christian higher education offers a unique, optimum space to explore these beliefs. Christians in academia have invaluable personal experience in integrating their faith and career, and have much to…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Career Development, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
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Smith, Thomas Richard; Knowles, Anne Lesley – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores the cognitive processes by which Year 7 students (aged 11 to 13 years) use personal viewpoints to interpret and resolve life-issues. A Christian school located in the North West of Sydney wanted to find out if the proportionally higher occurrence of discipline issues in newly enrolled Year 7 students could be explained by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discipline, Behavior Problems, Christianity
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