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Review Of "A Faith For The Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith" And "Emerging Adulthood And Faith", David M. Johnstone Jul 2016

Review Of "A Faith For The Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith" And "Emerging Adulthood And Faith", David M. Johnstone

Staff Publications - Student Life

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Student Perceptions Of How People, Practices, And Culture Within A Christian Secondary School Contribute To Or Detract From Their Spiritual Development, N. Matthews Beimers Apr 2016

Student Perceptions Of How People, Practices, And Culture Within A Christian Secondary School Contribute To Or Detract From Their Spiritual Development, N. Matthews Beimers

Doctor of Education (EdD)

This is a phenomenological study of five Grade 12 students and their perceptions of the factors in their Christian school that have contributed to their spiritual development. Through interviews with each of the students, the details of the students’ perceptions revealed how and why specific people, practices, and elements of school culture affected their spirituality. All of these students provided keen insights through honest and vulnerable reflection. The major thematic categories that emerged were teachers, peers, spiritual practices, and the positive school community and ethos. The major recommendations for practice is to consider how the school can find avenues for ...


Pedagogy For Christian Worldview Formation: A Grounded Theory Study Of Bible College Teaching Methods, Rob Lindemann Apr 2016

Pedagogy For Christian Worldview Formation: A Grounded Theory Study Of Bible College Teaching Methods, Rob Lindemann

Doctor of Education (EdD)

To date, only emerging qualitative data exist on pedagogy employed specifically for worldview formation, especially in Christian contexts. Using a grounded theory approach, I carried out this qualitative research using personal interviews with the goal of discovering a theory for the processes expert teachers use in employing effective worldview pedagogy. Data was gathered through personal interviews with six participants who were nominated by their presidents or deans as suitable candidates according to the criteria of an expert teacher in this aspect of Bible college teaching.

The process of qualitative coding led to a theory of pedagogy for Christian worldview formation ...


Letter From The Editor, Susanna Steeg Jan 2016

Letter From The Editor, Susanna Steeg

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

It is a pleasure to compose a letter to you at the outset of the 2016-2017 academic year. In composing this, my first letter as Managing Editor of ICCTE-J, I envision each of you sitting in front of a screen, scrolling through the latest journal offerings in search of new information or insight. I wonder what brief words I might offer to encourage you in the face of all we undertake to launch a new academic year and deal profitably with life’s many challenges. And I think it is this: we serve a marvelous and sovereign God who loves ...


Christian Higher Education And Students With Diverse Beliefs: Impacts And Challenges, Elize Celic, Beverly Christian, Andrew Matthes Jan 2016

Christian Higher Education And Students With Diverse Beliefs: Impacts And Challenges, Elize Celic, Beverly Christian, Andrew Matthes

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

The ethos, mission, and values of Christian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are usually grounded in a biblical worldview. Increasingly, Christian HEIs are attracting students who do not share the faith espoused by the institutions they attend. This qualitative case study explored the perceptions of six final-year education students with different belief frameworks to those of the Christian HEI they attended. They were interviewed to determine their perceptions of the transparency of the ethos, mission, and values of the HEI, the impact of the HEI on their lives, and the challenges they faced as students. The data revealed some positive impacts ...


Embodying And Modeling Healthy Self-Care In Teacher Education, Cathy E. Freytag Jan 2016

Embodying And Modeling Healthy Self-Care In Teacher Education, Cathy E. Freytag

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

To care for others well, teachers must care for themselves in healthy and responsive ways. The “love mandate” in Scripture, says that we are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22: 37-39). Far too often, Christians (particularly those in serving professions) fail to properly understand and enact healthy, God-honoring care for themselves. When teacher educators fail to model responsive self-care, they unwittingly perpetuate unhealthy messages about what it means to care well for others, and communicate to teacher candidates that doing good supersedes being well. In ...


Towards More Inclusive Schools: An Application Of Hospitality In Parental Involvement, Yvette Latunde Jan 2016

Towards More Inclusive Schools: An Application Of Hospitality In Parental Involvement, Yvette Latunde

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Parental involvement is a key factor in student success, yet schools struggle with effectively engaging diverse families in the education of school-age students. This article proposes a model of hospitality as a flexible framework for parental engagement. In this model, schools build safe and trusting environments by attending to physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual spaces for parent involvement, integrating inclusion and embrace of differences. The author examines literature on the historical and theological concepts of Christian hospitality—primarily Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Volf’s theory of exclusion and embrace, and Pohl’s reminder of hospitality as a Christian tradition ...


A Faith-Based Context For Culturally-Relevant Instruction, Danny R. Swensen Jan 2016

A Faith-Based Context For Culturally-Relevant Instruction, Danny R. Swensen

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Preparing prospective teachers who are equipped to successfully educate students from culturally, racially, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds is critical work conducted by universities. This paper investigates how culturally-relevant pedagogies with biblical underpinnings have the potential to create educational environments that promote excellence, reflect the culture of the students and their communities, and develop awareness of societal injustices which inspire and equip prospective teachers to become agents of change. This approach is then illustrated through the course design and instructional strategies used in an introductory education course at a Christian liberalarts university.


Book Review: Soul Care: Christian Faith And Academic Administration, Heather Hall Lewis Jan 2016

Book Review: Soul Care: Christian Faith And Academic Administration, Heather Hall Lewis

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Soul care: Christian faith and academic administration. Edited by Heie, H. and Sargent, M. (2012). Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press.

As the editors of this book state in the introduction, little has been written about how to provide effective academic leadership to a Christian institution of higher education. This collection of essays was written for an audience of academic administrators under the assumption that most individuals who find themselves in such a role have very little formal preparation for their responsibilities. Furthermore, academic leaders in Christian higher education in particular generally come into such positions with a great deal ...


Book Review: The Ethics Of Attention In An Age Of Distraction: Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Own Head, Brian Dijkema Jan 2016

Book Review: The Ethics Of Attention In An Age Of Distraction: Why You Need To Get Out Of Your Own Head, Brian Dijkema

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2015.

Most of us think of distraction as a mere annoyance— a mild humming in the background while you work, a fly landing on your book while you read. We do not usually think of it carrying the weight of a serious moral problem. In his new book, The World Beyond Your Head, Matthew Crawford argues that our inability to pay attention does carry such moral weight, and he argues this precisely because it dissolves our individuality and ...


The Cry Of The Teacher's Soul, Cathy E. Freytag Jan 2016

The Cry Of The Teacher's Soul, Cathy E. Freytag

International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal

Matthias, L.R. (2015). The cry of the teacher’s soul. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

In the current educational landscape, particularly in the West, myriad factors contribute to the challenges and difficulties teachers encounter on a daily basis. In the face of bewildering student concerns, high-stakes testing, and rigid accountability structures that often de-personalize the teaching profession, educators – perhaps more than ever before – are facing the very real effects of burnout. In The Cry of the Teacher’s Soul, Laurie Matthias weaves scholarly insights from theology, psychology, and education together with powerful, personal stories to provide a spiritually and pedagogically-sound ...


Struggling Libraries Survey, The Tcl Editorial Team Jan 2016

Struggling Libraries Survey, The Tcl Editorial Team

The Christian Librarian

In January of 2016, the editorial team of The Christian Librarian (TCL)asked ACL members to participate in a survey entitled, “Survey on Struggling Libraries.” The intention of this survey was twofold: first, to provide an opportunity for members to share wisdom and insight with their colleagues regarding how they have made it through the challenges, and secondly, to know how we can pray for our colleagues.


Jeffrey And Evans' "The Bible And The University" (Book Review), Armand T. Ternak Jan 2016

Jeffrey And Evans' "The Bible And The University" (Book Review), Armand T. Ternak

The Christian Librarian

A review of Jeffrey, D. L., & Evans, C. S. (Eds.) (2007). The Bible and the university. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 328 pp. ISBN 9780310234180


Bradley And Muller's " Church History: An Introduction To Research Methods And Resources, Second Edition" (Book Review), Rebecca A. Givens Jan 2016

Bradley And Muller's " Church History: An Introduction To Research Methods And Resources, Second Edition" (Book Review), Rebecca A. Givens

The Christian Librarian

A review of Bradley, J. A., & Muller, R.A. (2016). Church history: An introduction to research methods and resources, second edition. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 214 pp. $30.00. ISBN 9780802874054


Review Of Buchanan And Gellel's "Global Perspectives On Catholic Religious Education In Schools", Ken Badley Jan 2016

Review Of Buchanan And Gellel's "Global Perspectives On Catholic Religious Education In Schools", Ken Badley

Faculty Publications - School of Education

A review of Michael T Buchanan and Adrian-Mario Gellel (eds), New York: Springer, 2015, $129 hbk, ISBN: 978-3-319-20924-1, 312 pp.

"This expansive collection of 24 chapters remains true to its title throughout. Edited by a Catholic educator from Australia and one from Malta, it represents the current conversation in Roman Catholic education worldwide-a movement experiencing anomie because of pluralism, changing demographics, declining church attendance, and, obviously a new and quite different Pontiff."


Appendix A – A Brief Introduction To The Religious Faiths And Spiritual Beliefs Included In The Primary Religious Education Program, Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk Jan 2016

Appendix A – A Brief Introduction To The Religious Faiths And Spiritual Beliefs Included In The Primary Religious Education Program, Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk

Faculty Publications - School of Education

Religions and spiritual beliefs answer the profound questions we ask ourselves: What is the meaning and purpose of my life? Who am I? What is right and wrong behaviour? Of course, in a resource like My Place in the World and in this Teacher’s Resource Guide, we can barely scratch the surface of the beliefs, traditions, and practices of the faiths and spiritual beliefs discussed. Nevertheless, in this part of the Teacher’s Resource Guide, we provide information about each of the faiths included in the student resource. We present the information in chronological order of the appearance of ...


What Does Faith Got To Do With It? Influences On Preservice Teachers’ Racial Identity Development, Yune Tran Jan 2016

What Does Faith Got To Do With It? Influences On Preservice Teachers’ Racial Identity Development, Yune Tran

Faculty Publications - School of Education

The U.S. student population has grown more racially and culturally diverse demanding teachers who possess certain skills, competencies, and cross-cultural proficiencies to serve students equitably. With a continual homogeneous White teaching force, studies on preservice teachers’ racial identity have prioritized in the field to promote anti-racist education within a social justice model. However, few studies have documented identities of preservice teachers who attend predominantly private evangelical Christian institutions. This mixed-method study investigated White preservice teachers’ racial identity development focusing on the interconnectedness of religion with beliefs of race, culture, and diversity.