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Glanzer, Perry L.; Cockle, Theodore F.; Graber, Britney; Jeong, Elijah – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
Despite a focus on the holistic formation of students, nonreligious narratives shape student affairs theories and professional practice guidelines. Recognizing this problem, Christian scholar-practitioners have authored a growing body of literature about what might be distinct about Christian student affairs. This article provides an analysis of…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Christianity, Student Personnel Workers
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Lincoln, Timothy D. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
To increase the alignment between the lives of ministers serving congregations and what seminary professors think that congregational ministry is like, this study used qualitative methods to examine the themes voiced by seminary professors and graduates in ministry at five Protestant seminaries in the United States. There was some agreement about…
Descriptors: Clergy, Theological Education, Protestants, College Faculty
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Buchanan, Michael T. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
The intersection between schools and the higher education institutions that prepare graduates for teaching in schools is driven by secular agendas. These agendas showcase knowledge transfer as a key indicator of effective learning and teaching. However, the preparation of graduate teachers for service in Christian schooling systems cannot be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Catholic Educators, Higher Education
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Paige, Carol A. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
The concept of citizenship has changed and evolved over time. Spain, as part of the European Union, has been included in a paradigm shift from a focus on nationalism to the concept of global citizenship. This has spurred a national controversy over the way in which Spanish students should be educated about citizenship. This article provides a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Christianity, Parochial Schools
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Mihovilovic, Mary; Boulton, Helen – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This article gives voice to Catholic teachers working in secular English schools. Their experience is an under-researched area and, despite a wealth of teaching on the vocation of the teacher, the specific vocation of the Catholic teacher in a secular school receives scant attention from the Catholic Church and researchers. Through in-depth…
Descriptors: Catholics, Public Schools, Interviews, Teachers
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Abbott, Diana; Badley, Ken – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
For some readers of this journal, the name Freire has always been part of the educational conversation. Other readers will possibly remember the stir sparked by the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed in English in 1970 (translated by Myra Ramos from the original 1968 Portuguese edition). This radical Brazilian educator's conception of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Religion, Social Bias, Teaching Methods
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Billingsley, Berry; Nassaji, Mehdi – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
We report on a large-scale survey of 1,772 upper-secondary school students in 16 Church of England schools to discover their perceptions of how science and religion relate. We found that students who attend Church schools are pedagogically, socially and cognitively confined to the view that science and religion conflict. The findings are discussed…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Parochial Schools, Christianity
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Wilson, Tom – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This article brings James Smith's three-volume "Cultural Liturgies" into dialogue with fieldwork in 'Midlands Madrasah', drawing out questions and points of discussion that are applicable to Christian education of children, especially within a church context. The article begins with an overview of madrasah education and the main…
Descriptors: Muslims, Religious Education, Christianity, Spiritual Development
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Horner, Jeffrey M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
This study analyzes the correlation between required years of Bible courses and academic rigor at select private Christian schools. These findings, derived from the author's doctoral research, show a threshold of under 4 years of required Bible courses for optimal academic perception among these schools. This threshold correlates with a medium to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Religious Education, Secondary Schools
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Smith, David I.; Sevensma, Kara – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2020
Using a qualitative analysis of school artifacts, this article analyzes the documentary record of one Christian school system's experience with technological change. It focuses on documentary evidence for how the concept of Christian discernment was deployed to situate new technologies within a Christian discourse. The idea of discernment shifted…
Descriptors: Parochial Schools, Christianity, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gutacker, Paul; Parker, Elizabeth Travers; Strecker, Cody; Krause, Nicholas – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Theologian Paul J. Griffiths has argued that thinking about Christian learning "must begin from thinking about the liturgy." This comparison between learning and liturgy invites reflection upon the nature and ends of Christian higher education, particularly how pedagogy might be informed by liturgy. This interdisciplinary symposium…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Values, Christianity
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Kits, Gerda J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Indigenous scholars argue that reconciliation requires educators to make space for Indigenous perspectives in the curriculum. This article agrees, arguing that Christians who are committed to Wolterstorff's (2004) concept of "educating for shalom" must work towards decolonization of the educational system. Eurocentrism in the current…
Descriptors: Christianity, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnocentrism, Postcolonialism
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Yonker, Julie E.; Pendery, Adriene R.; Klein, Christopher; Witte, John – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
As Christians, we are created to be in three important relationships: (i) with God, (ii) with people, and (iii) with creation. In this study, we investigated how pedagogy related to Christian practices of relationality impacted university students' prosocial tendencies. We exercised Christian practices of gratitude and intercessory prayer,…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Christianity, Religious Factors, Prosocial Behavior
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McEwen, Rhonda M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Learning design in a global classroom offers an approach to adult and higher education that is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of how God has created people to learn--one that is informed by the social and cultural context in which the learning takes place. This article introduces an approach to learning design which integrates…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Social Environment, Cultural Context, Educational Theories
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Twelves, Jim – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Alphacrucis College, Australia, has developed a Clinical Teaching Model (CTM) as an option within the initial teacher-training awards. The Alphacrucis College model intentionally combines the pre-service teachers' spiritual formation with their professional development. This article reports on an evaluation of the CTM students' experience compared…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers, Spiritual Development, Self Esteem
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