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Richardson, Gregory D. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This article offers a brief history on the origin of universities, summarizes how faith shaped higher education from the European university's advent to its Western reproduction, and presents recommendations from a contemporary faith integration method employed in many faith-based universities in the United States. Response to intervention was…
Descriptors: Christianity, Biblical Literature, Universities, Educational History
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Magro, Emanuel P. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Jesus' stories and parables--the products of his own imagination--are at the core of Christian religious education. Christian religious educators are to encourage their audience to engage their imagination to let Jesus' stories retain their power to form and transform them. Although imagination operates imperceptibly, it is essential to faith…
Descriptors: Imagination, Christianity, Religious Education, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Jesse – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This study sought to highlight the association between motivation to homeschool and public school enrollment. Homeschooling parents (n = 1052) across the United States responded to questions from a survey administered online. Logistic regression analysis and the chi-square test showed that homeschooling parents who chose the religious/moral answer…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Christianity, Religious Education, Decision Making
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Francis, Leslie J.; Howell, David; Hill, Phoebe; McKenna, Ursula – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Drawing on the survey conducted by Christian Research and commissioned by the Youthscape Centre for Research and One Hope, this study examined the impact of a paid children, youth, or family worker on the weekly attendance of 5- to 18-year-old children within 786 Church of England churches with adult attendance ranging from 20 to 250 people.…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Churches, Attendance
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van der Walt, Johannes L. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The term "self-directed learning" has since its seminal definition in 1975 by Malcolm S. Knowles acquired a range of meanings, which has led to communication difficulties about this subject. Examination of self-directed learning from a biblical ontological-anthropological perspective reveals that, although the notion of self-directed…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Biblical Literature, Religious Education, Christianity
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Yu, Chong Ho; Lee, Hyun Seo – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Secular scholars have criticized Christian education and counseling on sex as restrictive, ineffective, and outdated. The authors of the current study explored both common non-Christian and Christian approaches to human sexuality with reference to overarching domains of religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Secular…
Descriptors: Christianity, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Criticism
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Fryar, Ben; Wilcox, Brad; Hilton, John, III; Rich, Peter J. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This research examined the phenomenon of spiritual growth in students taking an online religious education course at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 10 students who reported positive gains in spirituality as a result of the course. Students described their experience in the online course and the…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Online Courses, Course Descriptions, Teacher Role
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Critchfield, Meredith – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Rapid demographic shifts are occurring around the country. United States' public schools are more diverse than any time in history. To help prepare pre-service teachers for these shifts, this small-scale qualitative case study explored the impact of a required social justice course for pre-service educators at a large private Christian university…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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van der Walt, Johannes; de Muynck, Bram; Broer, Nico; Wolhuter, Charl; Potgieter, Ferdinand – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Individuals and communities occasionally need asking and giving forgiveness. Because the process of forgiving is not always well understood, it has become necessary to consider including forgiveness education in school pedagogy and in formal school programs such as Citizenship Education. This possibility is illustrated with examples from South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Altruism, Conflict Resolution
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Chukwuorji, JohnBosco Chika; Ifeagwazi, Chuka Mike; Nwonyi, Sampson Kelechi; Ujoatuonu, Ikechukwu V. N. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This study examined the associations of sense of community (SOC) and academic engagement in a seminary. The seminarians (N = 300) completed the Classroom Sense of Community Inventory (CSCI)-School Form, and Utrecht Work Engagement Scale-Student Version. Results showed that a perception that the seminary provided a positive learning community for…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Learner Engagement, Theological Education, Holistic Approach
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Bunnell, Peter W.; Yocum, Russell; Koyzis, Anthony; Strohmyer, Karin – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Biblical texts mandate parental involvement in children's religious education. Researchers consider it important as well. Through analysis of interviews, site documents, and a focus group this phenomenological study seeks to provide a rich description of parents' experience with involvement in the religious education of their elementary children.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Religious Education, Phenomenology, Elementary School Students
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Hockett, Eloise – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the cultural learning insights of four educators during and after an immersion experience in Kenya. During this experience the participants delivered professional development sessions to teachers in two rural Kenyan schools, and stayed with Kenyan families. Mezirow's transformational learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students
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Dustman, Teresa – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Although emotional intelligence is an increasingly popular research topic regarding academic success, only one study regarding the topic has been conducted among Christian higher education student bodies. The Bible does not mention the term emotional intelligence; however, there are many biblical accounts of negative behaviors as a result of…
Descriptors: Christianity, Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Martin, Mary E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
The 2011 Cardus Report found that Christian schools are developing students' faith but are not developing students' academic opportunities at any greater rate than are their public school counterparts. Drawing upon data collected from 18 principals and 280 teachers across six Christian school systems, this mixed-methods study identifies the…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Principals, Christianity, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomas, Darrin – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
With its international constituency, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has a large a membership that primarily comprises non-native English speakers. Students have had challenges in understanding and appreciating the writings of one of the church's co-founders, Ellen White. The purpose of this study was to analyze the Testimonies for the Church and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Churches, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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