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Cross, Graeme; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Are religious schools fit to prepare students with the social competencies required for life in a pluralistic society, or do they offer a sheltered school experience, which deprives them of adequate socialization opportunities? This question has emerged in public discourse in response to the growing presence of religious schools in many western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Social Capital, Qualitative Research
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Rackley, Eric D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Informed by reading comprehension and comprehension strategies research, this study explores the Scripture-reading practices of four Methodist youths. Several rounds of inductive thematic analyses of Scripture-reading protocols revealed a set of five strategic reading practices youths used to understand Scripture. They drew inferences about the…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Factors, Religion, Correlation
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Madero, Cristóbal – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
This article presents an historical and critical review of the Declaration on Christian Education "Gravissimum Educationis," promulgated on October 28, 1965, during the fourth and last session of Vatican II. By considering the history and context of this document, and after evaluating the three socio-ecclesial factors that were behind…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, History, Churches
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Boele-de Bruin, H. L.; de Muynck, A. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Professional ideals arise from personal worldviews and specify teachers' professional identities. This study aimed to explore how faith is present in the professional ideals of Christian teachers. The professional ideals of 107 Dutch teachers from conservative Protestant primary and secondary schools were explored using an open-ended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Religious Education, Private Schools
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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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Mohebpour, Ida; Reysen, Stephen; Gibson, Shonda; Hendricks, LaVelle – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
We tested a mediated moderation model with the interaction of students' degree of religiosity and perception of the university environment as accepting of one's religion predicting satisfaction with the university mediated by positive social relations. When the university was perceived as accepting of one's religion (vs less accepting), greater…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Religion, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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