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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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Cook, Kennie L., Jr.; Babyak, Andrew T. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The purpose of this quantitative simple linear regression study was to examine the degree to which the level of spirituality predicted the level of occupational stress among 105 middle school teachers. Specifically, this study examined the influence of spirituality, as measured by the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale on occupational stress as…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Religious Factors, Stress Variables, Anxiety
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Oluikpe, Ikechukwu Michael – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Science has greatly improved the quality of contemporary life compared with past centuries. Consequently, science has gained prominence as an authentic authority and a reliable source of truth, more respected than religion in general and biblical faith in particular. Naturalistic science, the most dominant kind of science, is rooted in the…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Christianity, World Views, Scientific Attitudes
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Zockoll, Brian Mark, Jr. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This qualitative study explored perceptions of leadership within the Maryland Association of Christian Schools (MACS) concerning the lack of Black administrators--specifically, the perceptions of school board members, school leaders, and the founding documents. Original surveys, interviews, and a document review provided four major themes. Above…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools, African Americans
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Wobete, Alebachew A.; Sharma, Anjali; Das, Swarnalata – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
The study was initiated with the objective of examining the teachers' perception of their school climate in government and Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) schools. Data were collected from 273 government and 97 Adventist schoolteachers and analyzed using frequency, percentage, t test, and ANOVA measures. Findings were that Adventist school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Jankiewicz, Edyta – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This qualitative study was concerned with describing the lived experience of conversion in the lives of third- and greater-generation Seventh-day Adventist (Adventist) young adults. Fourteen participants were asked to describe both their formational faith experiences as well as their conversion experiences. A hermeneutical analysis found that a…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity, Young Adults
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Beech, Geoffrey – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Considerable literature exists pertaining to transformative education and academics seek to provide a transformative educational experience for students. The purpose of this research was to examine the perceptions of graduates from postgraduate teacher education courses concerning transformative efficacy with regard to the stated outcomes of the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Graduate Study, Foreign Countries, College Graduates
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Cosgrove, John F.; Brand, Jay – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Leaders face both intrinsic and extrinsic challenges to their effectiveness. Specific dysfunctions rank high among the intrinsic challenges. In this regard, a relevant literature review suggested that the discovery and articulation of values and beliefs may ameliorate at least some of these dysfunctions. To test this possibility, data were…
Descriptors: Churches, Lay People, Profiles, Personality Problems
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Flatt, Candace – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
Forty years ago, Alan Peshkin began his study of fundamental independent Baptist Christian schools. With time, further insight can be gained on the outcomes of the students from these schools. Despite possessing employer-desired character traits, fundamental Christian school students were expected to earn few academic or career achievements. The…
Descriptors: Career Development, Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools
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Boyd, Bruce B.; George, Darren M. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
A pre-post analysis of an undergraduate class in conflict resolution offered by the Religious Studies department of a liberal arts Christian university in central Alberta was conducted. Eight different conflict-resolution classes over a stretch of five years (N = 289) completed a 26-item questionnaire early in the term and then completed the same…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Conflict Resolution, Attitude Change, Behavior Change
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Vaughan, Christy Anne – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2019
This causal-comparative quantitative study compares mean scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) between Classical Christian schools and non-Classical Christian schools using data randomly selected from survey responses. The sample consisted of 4,486 mean scores from the 2003-2004 school year through 2012-2013. Welch's t-tests…
Descriptors: Scores, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, High School Students
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