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Diminishing Horizons: A Critical Look At History Education In America, Lisa N. Eekhoff May 2013

Diminishing Horizons: A Critical Look At History Education In America, Lisa N. Eekhoff

Master of Education Program Theses

Throughout the twentieth century, the structure of history education in elementary schools has shifted from a traditional, chronological structure to the expanding horizons structure. This thesis examines the philosophical underpinnings of each structure in light of a biblical view of teaching history. Emphasis is placed on historical understanding, training in historical analysis, and sense of identity. It is proposed that a chronological structure may present the child with a deeper understanding of historical events as well as a clearer view of historical principles. Additionally, it is proposed that a chronological structure may impart a more biblical view of self in ...


Influences Of An Honors Program On Students At A Faith-Based University: A Qualitative Study, Carla Gaines Apr 2013

Influences Of An Honors Program On Students At A Faith-Based University: A Qualitative Study, Carla Gaines

Master of Education Research Theses

American colleges and universities, including faith-based institutions, continue to actively recruit gifted college students through educational opportunities such as honors programs. Other research also indicates that the college campus context, challenging academic experiences, and diverse social interactions can have varying effects on students’ psychosocial development. Understanding the influences of these multiple factors on honors students can potentially provide insights into the effectiveness of these programs and their objectives. Using a qualitative research design, this study investigated the experiences and perceptions of honors students at a faith-based university. The participants indicated that through the honors program they were encouraged to pursue ...


Service Learning In Christian High Schools Associated With Christian Schools International, Russell J. Smies Apr 2013

Service Learning In Christian High Schools Associated With Christian Schools International, Russell J. Smies

Master of Education Program Theses

This study examines the frequency of the implementation of service learning in Christian Schools International (CSI) high schools in the United States and Canada. Additionally, this study examines the perceived effectiveness of service learning programs in these schools. The researcher collected data through a survey of 78 school leaders. The survey questions utilized a Likert scale response in which the responses were coded and averaged. Of the 78 school leaders surveyed, 63.2% of the respondents indicated that their school does service learning. The study found that schools are planning their service learning opportunities in accordance with accepted standards more ...


Connecting The Dots: A Case Study Examining The Impact Of Service Learning On A Youth And Young Adult Student Ministry, Thomas Spencer Legrand Jr. Jan 2013

Connecting The Dots: A Case Study Examining The Impact Of Service Learning On A Youth And Young Adult Student Ministry, Thomas Spencer Legrand Jr.

Education Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to provide a case study on the application of service-learning curriculum in a youth ministry at a traditional mid-size church. The intent of the curriculum was to provide a new and creative way for the church to impact youth by getting them involved in actions that correspond with Biblical principles. Church leaders hope that this curriculum change will not only impact youth in their teens but also influence them to remain involved in a traditional church as they reach college and become young adults.

The researcher used the process model of curriculum study from ...