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Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor Apr 2018

Teaching For A Multifaith World; From Bubble To Bridge: Educating Christians For A Multifaith World, Debra S. Espinor

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Similar but different is the metaphor to describe both multifaith books reviewed here—similar in that both are exploring the many facets of how to live in our multifaith world today, and different because the books are written for different audiences and ages. Teaching for a Multifaith World, edited by Eleazar S Fernandez, is written for an audience of seminarians. The language is pastoral and the book is a compilation from writers from many well-respected seminaries across the United States. The title of the book implies that this might be a textbook in a course within a religious studies program ...


Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr. Apr 2017

Engaging Lbgtq Issues: It’S Still Complicated, Gary F. Sehorn Dr.

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Public school administrators deal with a range of culture war conflicts on a regular basis, and LBGTQ issues are particularly challenging. When I joined my Christian university’s faculty after a long career working as an Evangelical administrator in public schools, I looked forward to shifting from experiencing these conflicts as a public school administrator to equipping others to handle them. Instead, the challenges have become even more complicated.


Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn Mar 2017

Faithful Educators: Evangelism In Public Schools, Gary Sehorn

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Evangelicals serving in public schools share a religious mandate with fellow Evangelicals to spread the gospel. That mandate must coexist with role-based professional obligations to students, staff, and the school community. In this paper, evangelizing in public schools by teachers and administrators is explored with emphasis given to evangelistic instincts rooted in religious socialization. Christian educators generally seek to offer a Christian witness within the boundaries of the law and there is evidence that most Evangelical educators avoid overt proselytizing, however counterexamples are plentiful. An analytical frame is proposed that describes common approaches to evangelism in public schools and points ...


Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr. Jan 2017

Wertheimer's "Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion In An Age Of Intolerance" (Book Review), Gary Sehorn Dr.

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A review of:

Linda K. Wertheimer

Faith Ed.: Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance

Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2015 pb 211pp ISBN 978-0-8070-8616-2


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

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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

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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.


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

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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."


Kenya Quaker Secondary School Peace Curriculum Pilot Project: Examining The Role Of The Principal In The Successes And Challenges Of The Implementation, Eloise Hockett Aug 2015

Kenya Quaker Secondary School Peace Curriculum Pilot Project: Examining The Role Of The Principal In The Successes And Challenges Of The Implementation, Eloise Hockett

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This qualitative study examined the implementation of a peace curriculum for Kenyan Quaker secondary schools. Fourteen schools were selected for this study 1 year after school leaders attended specific training sessions. On site visits were made to 12 of the 14 schools selected for this study, and interviews conducted with the remaining principals. Schools were ranked on their level of implementation at low, medium, or high. Results indicated that 12 of the 14 schools implemented the curriculum at a medium or high level. Additional findings note the leadership of the principal was key in the overall peace curriculum implementation and ...


Climb The Hill, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji Feb 2013

Climb The Hill, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji

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No abstract provided.


Book Review: Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years Of The Christian Scholar’S Review, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2013

Book Review: Taking Every Thought Captive: Forty Years Of The Christian Scholar’S Review, Amy Lynn Dee

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Excerpt: "King’s introduction provides the answer to the most compelling and perhaps perplexing question that comes to mind when one picks up a book of articles published from 1970 through 2010. Why? After all, in the day of search engines and electronic data banks, it does not require much of a hunt to unearth older and out-of-print articles. Furthermore, in the academy we often overlook anything with a publication date beyond ten years ago simply because it becomes “historical” and newer scholars have offered alternate perspectives while building upon the contributions of our more distant colleagues, as they should ...


Introduction From "American Indian Educators In Reservation Schools", Terry Huffman Jan 2013

Introduction From "American Indian Educators In Reservation Schools", Terry Huffman

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No abstract provided.


Book Review Of Shortt, John's Bible-Shaped Teaching, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Shortt, John's Bible-Shaped Teaching, Ken Badley

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Excerpt: "What might it mean for Christian teachers to have their work shaped by the Bible? What might it mean for people who name Christ to have their whole lives shaped by the Bible, regardless of their profession? John Shortt wants to answer these questions in his accessible book, Bible Shaped Teaching .Shortt addresses his readers directly with the expository prose his readers will likely expect, but he seamlessly incorporates stories and even builds his answers around stories .This book is not about how to teach, but teachers who read it and take it seriously will likely view their teaching ...


Book Review Of Gearon, Liam: On Holy Ground - The Theory And Practice Of Religious Education, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Gearon, Liam: On Holy Ground - The Theory And Practice Of Religious Education, Ken Badley

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Excerpt: "With On Holy Ground, Routledge adds a thoughtful and welcome volume to its growing list of titles related to religious education and Christian education .Gearon begins by taking his readers on a sobering tour of the rejection of the sacred, which rejection he views as the root of the modern project .After making stops at Darwin, Kant, and Marx, Gearon notes that religious education in the modern period requires 'a close reading of the texts of modernity' (p. 4). While Gearon does not burden his readers with too many details of such a reading, he does provide evidence throughout ...


Book Review Of Ronald B. Hoch And David P. Smith’S Old School, New Clothes: The Cultural Blindness Of Christian Education, Ken Badley Jan 2012

Book Review Of Ronald B. Hoch And David P. Smith’S Old School, New Clothes: The Cultural Blindness Of Christian Education, Ken Badley

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Excerpt: "In Old Schoo; New Clothes, Hoch and Smith accuse Christian schools of being blind to the forces and forms of modernity, in fact not only blind, but founded on the very same principles as public schools. This cultural blindness extends to the institutions that train Christian school teachers, to administrators, teachers and parents. Hoch and Smith want to explore the roots of this widespread cultural blindness and its effects, and they want to point to ways forward."


Grace (Chapter One In Faithful Teaching: Values And Themes For Teaching, Learning, And Leading Purposeful And Principled Education), Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2012

Grace (Chapter One In Faithful Teaching: Values And Themes For Teaching, Learning, And Leading Purposeful And Principled Education), Amy Lynn Dee

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Excerpt: "There was a large coatroom in the back of the class, perfect for storing the boots and coats required in the winter days of my third year in school. It also served as a great place to hide if math was not of particular interest. Mrs. Callahan, realizing she was missing a difficult and resistant math student, kept teaching as she made her way to the door of the coatroom to take the hideaway, Arthur, by surprise. She pushed the door open, and as she entered to sweep aside the hanging coats in order to reveal the missing student ...


Book Review: Cross Purposes: Pierce V. Society Of Sisters And The Struggle Over Compulsory Public Education, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2012

Book Review: Cross Purposes: Pierce V. Society Of Sisters And The Struggle Over Compulsory Public Education, Amy Lynn Dee

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Excerpt: "Contradicting the unappealing cover and stodgy title, Abrams has crafted an engaging and revealing narrative connecting politicians, Klansmen, Masons, the Vatican, educators, parents, and citizens into an account that borders on intrigue but also elucidates and interprets the birth and defeat of a movement that resulted in landmark legislation. The book moves far beyond an explanation of Pierce v. Society of Sisters and provides an inside look at the major players and the motivations behind the Oregon School Bill. Readers witness the unbridled bigotry and hubris of the individuals supporting the School Bill in the early 1900s in Oregon ...


Rausch's "Educating For Faith And Justice: Catholic Higher Education Today" - Book Review, Eloise Hockett Jan 2012

Rausch's "Educating For Faith And Justice: Catholic Higher Education Today" - Book Review, Eloise Hockett

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No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Peace Curriculum: One School's Story, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji Apr 2011

The Impact Of The Peace Curriculum: One School's Story, Eloise Hockett, John Muhanji

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No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Role Of Religion In 21st-Century Public Schools, Amy Lynn Dee Jan 2011

Book Review: The Role Of Religion In 21st-Century Public Schools, Amy Lynn Dee

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Excerpt: "Jones and Sheffield have collected essays that speak to a broad range of interests surrounding the topic of religion in public schools. From Jones’s commentary on the emotional underpinnings and historical context of the role of God in classrooms of children, to an account of the limitations of the establishment clause, and past a couple of reports on prayer in schools, the work takes readers through a course of chapters that touch upon many of the themes most popular in arguments about religion in school. Twelve unique chapters written by a diverse group of scholars grant the collection ...


A Curriculum For Peace And Conflict Management: Teachers' Guide, Eloise Hockett Jan 2011

A Curriculum For Peace And Conflict Management: Teachers' Guide, Eloise Hockett

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This peace curriculum is currently being used by several Quaker secondary schools in Kenya. It promotes peace and effective conflict management. This guide was made in part through collaboration between Friends Secondary Schools, Kenya; Friends United Meeting, Africa; and George Fox University.

This resource has three parts: the syllabus and a resource guide, linked below under "additional files," and the teacher's guide at the "download" link to the left.


Peace Curriculum For Friends High Schools In Kenya, Eloise Hockett, Lon Fendall Aug 2010

Peace Curriculum For Friends High Schools In Kenya, Eloise Hockett, Lon Fendall

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No abstract provided.


A Biblical Ethics For Talented And Gifted Education, Ken Badley, Amy Dee Jan 2010

A Biblical Ethics For Talented And Gifted Education, Ken Badley, Amy Dee

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No abstract provided.


The Growth Of The Christian Church (Chapter 2 Of "Expressions Of Faith"), Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk Jan 2004

The Growth Of The Christian Church (Chapter 2 Of "Expressions Of Faith"), Ken Badley, Dana Antayá-Moore, Amy Kostelyk

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Aimed at 7th-graders in Canada, this textbook uses stories to educate about the world's major religions. Chapter 2, posted here, covers the rise of Christianity.


God's Ordinary Heroes, Patrick Allen Jan 2004

God's Ordinary Heroes, Patrick Allen

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No abstract provided.


Professional Development Policies And Practices In Schools Affiliated With The Association Of Christian Schools International, Scot Headley Jan 2003

Professional Development Policies And Practices In Schools Affiliated With The Association Of Christian Schools International, Scot Headley

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This is a report of survey research conducted among administrators of schools belonging to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) regarding their professional development policies and practices. Schools from five states in the northwest region of the United States were included in the study. Three categories of policies and practices were identified: supporting individual growth, supporting group growth and those supporting both. We offer recommendations both for professional practice and further research.


Review Of James Tunstead Burtchaell's The Dying Of The Light: The Disengagement Of Colleges And Universities From Their Christian Churches, Ken Badley Jan 2000

Review Of James Tunstead Burtchaell's The Dying Of The Light: The Disengagement Of Colleges And Universities From Their Christian Churches, Ken Badley

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The thesis that colleges founded by churches eventually cut the cord and drift into secularity is no longer news in discussions of American higher education. And for that reason, one would hardly expect to enjoy yet another repetition of the thesis, especially one running over 800 pages. But James Burtchaell combines careful scholarship in primary sources such as faculty minutes and institutional histories with unpretentious, witty writing to present a highly readable treatment of the old theme. Many books that follow this thesis focus on the mass exodus of Protestant colleges from their churches in the second half of the ...


Higher Education In The Wesleyan Tradition, Patrick Allen Feb 1999

Higher Education In The Wesleyan Tradition, Patrick Allen

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"I want to briefly discuss three ideas which strike me as particularly important as we think together about higher education in the Wesleyan tradition: discourse, teaching, and outcomes. Then, I will conclude with a story that I hope will illustrate what we are trying to do here at Point Loma."


Review Of Richard J. Edlin's The Cause Of Christian Education, Ken Badley Jan 1998

Review Of Richard J. Edlin's The Cause Of Christian Education, Ken Badley

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In his revised The Cause of Christian Education, Richard J. Edlin has offered an ambitious and helpful survey some of the philosophical and practical questions that anyone in Christian education will, at some point, ask.


Christian Higher Education In Canada: A Bookish Review, Ken Badley, Gordon Smith Jan 1998

Christian Higher Education In Canada: A Bookish Review, Ken Badley, Gordon Smith

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No abstract provided.


The Faith-Learning Integration Movement In Christian Higher Education: Slogan Or Substance?, Ken Badley Jan 1994

The Faith-Learning Integration Movement In Christian Higher Education: Slogan Or Substance?, Ken Badley

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The challenge of thinking Christianly in a secular world is a favorite topic of discussion among Christian scholars, espe­cially among those of evangelical persuasion. But what does it mean to integrate faith and learning? The concept is fraught with semantic and conceptual ambiguity. Through a historical lens, Ken Badley delineates the varieties of meaning implied by the integration-of-faith-and-learning construct as a useful first step in advancing coherent scholarly dialogue. Badley includes a compendium of recommended readings.