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Christian education

2013

Master of Education Program Theses

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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 ...


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 ...