Christian Perspectives in Education
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Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2159-807X
Published by Liberty University [2 journals]
- A Fruitful College Campus Ministry: A Mixed-Method Case Study of Vassar
Christian Fellowship at Vassar College
Authors: Jacob T. Dunlow 4184814
Abstract: Given the increased scrutiny and difficulty Christian student organizations are encountering on secular college campuses, study is needed to aid in forming a way forward for fruitful campus ministry. This article presents a case study of a student campus ministry that is currently thriving in its secular liberal arts environment. It utilized a mixed-method approach to discover seven factors that led to vibrancy for Vassar Christian Fellowship, a student ministry at Vassar College. Application is focused on campus ministries and local churches.
PubDate: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:41:41 PST
- The Inclusion of False, Falsified, and Falsifiable Data that Favor an
Evolutionary Worldview in the High School Science Curriculum of Public and
Private Schools in the Philippines
Authors: Jerry F. Smith
Abstract: This paper examines a curricular issue in general within public and private high schools in the Philippines. This paper presents six known and documented errant points found in textbooks that promote an evolutionary worldview and are commonly found in local high school biology textbooks. The proposed solutions present several questions designed to facilitate formation of the readers’ own views regarding this phenomenon.
PubDate: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:01:07 PST
- In Search of Best Practices in Christian School Governance
Authors: Kenneth S. Coley
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to examine to what extent certain governance practices exist in Christian schools in the U.S. Practices that impact the relationship between the Board and the school administrator are the main focus. The mixed-method data collection included a nationwide survey (n=645) of school administrators. Statistically significant differences were found between schools that are accredited and those that are non-accredited.
PubDate: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 05:01:05 PST
- Noetic Sanctification: Using Critical Thinking to Facilitate
Sanctification of the Mind
Authors: Bryce F. Hantla
Abstract: This literature review proposes four pillars of critical thinking (CT) that should be applied as the Christian educational discipline of noetic (or cognitive) sanctification: 1) CT is a broad term involving multiple aspects of an approach to life, 2) education brings individuals out of the classroom and into developing CT dispositions, 3) CT necessitates being conversant with multiple perspectives throughout the process of thinking and learning, and 4) CT involves a high self-awareness regarding assumptions, biases, and motivation. Based on these CT pillars, some applications are recommended for Christian educators, regardless of educational setting.
PubDate: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:40:56 PST
- Uniqueness and the Image of God: A Theological and Philosophical
Justification of the Value of Diversity
Authors: Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
Abstract: In Christian education, cultural diversity is valued. But what is the theological basis for that value? While our commonality as human persons is rooted in the image of God, what about the diversity of human beings and the cultural diversity flowing from it? This essays argues that although the image of God is common to us all, there is an account of the image of God that provides for uniqueness as well and that individual uniqueness is at the core of human being as we participate in our cultural forms of life.
PubDate: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:40:55 PST
- A Mixed-Methods Study of the Variables that Influence Southern Baptists’
Affirmation of the Inerrancy of the Bible
Authors: David A. McGee
Abstract: The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) had discovered by the late 1970s that belief in the inerrancy of the Bible was not consistently affirmed by their leadership. After a twenty year battle, the SBC attempted to clarify the doctrine of inerrancy through the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. A mixed-method analysis was conducted by surveying 502 Florida Southern Baptist (FSB) church members with a 68-question survey instrument to determine the degree to which they affirmed the doctrine of inerrancy. The study revealed that a large percentage of FSB church members affirmed the doctrine, but the underlining beliefs were not always consistently acknowledged.
PubDate: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 05:40:53 PST
- Moral Turbulence and the Infusion of Multimodal Character Education
Strategies in American Elementary Schools
Authors: Mark A. Lamport; Ph.D. et al.
Abstract: Pockets of American society are marked by increase in violent crime with concurrent decline in moral character. This phenomenon is infiltrating the nation’s school system as evidenced by growing numbers of aggressive incidents in the classroom. As a result, there is an increasingly accepted need for effective character education programs in the schools as a means to help change the décolleté trajectory of the behavior of the nation’s school children. While more money and growing numbers of legislation have been put forth to support such an endeavor, research is still lacking as to what activities, skills, goals, and approaches would be best incorporated for optimal outcomes. This article makes a case for assessing the effectiveness of a multimodal approach incorporating cognitive, social, and sociocultural learning elements is than a single approach using cognitive elements alone, and considers the complexity of a Christian perspective on character education in schools.
PubDate: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:06:05 PST
- Faith: A New Component within Differentiated Instruction
Authors: Maude S. Yacapsin
Abstract: This qualitative study utilized student self-reports to Differentiate Instruction by Faith at a Christian college in central, PA. A brief survey was administered to 21 students. The students were asked to report how they preferred to engage in gracious Christian worship while in class, based on their unique faith practices. Data demonstrates that an even distribution of students (n = 7) reported preferring the practices of public prayer, silent devotion, or inspirational passage readings. Results further support the use of Faith differentiation in the Christian college classroom.
PubDate: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:06:04 PST
- The Need for Redemptive Discipline in the Christian School
Authors: Chris P. Taylor
Abstract: Classroom management and discipline are key components in determining the success of a school. A safe, positive environment increases the potential for quality learning and complete development on the part of every student. However, the resulting behavior of those disciplined is as varied as the systems or methods employed. The aim of this paper is to provide sufficient rationale to support both the subjective probability that a significant difference exists between the recidivism rates of those who are disciplined redemptively and those disciplined punitively and the necessity to conduct future qualitative and quantitative research to validate that theoretical position.
PubDate: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:06:02 PST
- The Relationship of Food and Academic Performance: A Preliminary
Examination of the Factors of Nutritional Neuroscience, Malnutrition, and
Authors: Allison Woodhouse et al.
Abstract: This article examines the extent of food’s impact on children’s academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to summarize existing research concerning the food-learning correlation and to synthesize studies regarding nutritional needs of the brain, malnutrition during development, and overall diet quality as related to academic achievement. Data finds a fundamental link between nutrition and cognition. Results suggest to the extent the brains of many United States schoolchildren do not receive the nutrients needed for optimal cognition, that academic performance may be consequentially reduced. Finally, a discussion of related learning theory and current debate, and practical implications for educational settings is offered.
PubDate: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:00:57 PST