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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Secular scholars have criticized Christian education and counseling on sex as restrictive, ineffective, and outdated.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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Nagy, Andrea; Ostrander, Raymond; Kijai, Jimmy; Matthews, John – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This study sought to determine the relationship between adolescents' involvement in service to others and their commitment to religious values and Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. Canonical correlation indicated that adolescents' involvement in service to others is significantly related to their commitment to religious values and beliefs. Results…
Descriptors: Correlation, Christianity, Religious Factors, Values
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Horan, Anne Puidk – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Christian education seeks to foster millennials' spiritual formation to equip them for future challenges and to benefit society. Using nonexperimental mixed methods, 504 secondary educators revealed what spiritual formation programs their schools implement and their perceptions about millennial spiritual formation. Descriptive analysis showed that…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Christianity, Mixed Methods Research, Adolescents
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Mangahas, Ana Marie E. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This mixed method study explored Christian teachers' beliefs in religious schools on evolution, their attitudes toward evolution, and their perceptions on the effect of those beliefs on the teaching of evolutionary content. Teachers (N = 52) from Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI) accredited schools in California and Hawaii…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Biology, Science Teachers
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Jones, Deana; Watson, Scott B. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The purpose of this correlational study was to determine if there is a relationship between the principal's consideration or initiating structure leadership behaviors and teacher retention in the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). A random sample of 100 teachers from the American Association of Christian Schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Teacher Persistence
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Tengler, Ashley S.; Seifert, Lauren S. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
Moving from middle to high school can bring challenges for adolescents in the United States, with self-reports indicating areas that might need attention. Christian ninth grade students gave structured interviews about their perceptions of the transition. Issues like a change in the type (e.g., private to public) or size of school were discussed.…
Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Grade 9, Christianity, Student Attitudes
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Finn, Jane; Utting, Allison – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The Inclusion House is a unique dorm in Holland, Michigan, where nondisabled students, studying to be leaders in the faith community as future pastors, live side-by-side same-aged individuals with intellectual disabilities. After one year, a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted with the nondisabled roommates. Findings…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Clergy, Intellectual Disability, Leaders
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Brow, Mark V. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
The dearth of conservative professors in many disciplinary fields in higher education has been the concern, oddly enough, of liberal scholars. Perhaps one of the most prolific apologists of the liberal professorate has been professor of sociology Neil Gross at the University of British Columbia. Gross attributes the abundance of liberal professors…
Descriptors: Scholarship, College Faculty, Christianity, Foreign Countries
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Coria-Navia, Anneris; Overstreet, Tammy; Thayer, Jerome – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This study examined how Bible teachers, involvement in leadership in school-wide spiritual activities, and personal school-sponsored spiritual activities were related to students' relationship with God and their denominational loyalty. Data were obtained from seniors in 19 Seventh-day Adventist academies. Students' intention to remain in the…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Biblical Literature
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Bose, Stacey; Roberts, Laura; White, George – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2017
This study uses mixed methodology of the convergent design to examine stakeholder perceptions toward a transferred model of accreditation for national Christian schools in Latin America. Parents, teachers, and leaders from five accredited schools participated in an accreditation survey. One parent, teacher, and leader from each of the five…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Christianity, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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