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Hemmings, Brian; Hill, Doug – Christian Higher Education, 2014
In Australia, both Christian and non-Christian higher education institutions (HEIs) have experienced a rapidly changing external environment that is becoming more performance-driven, particularly in relation to faculty research. Academics working in Australian Christian HEIs often feel pressure to keep pace with their counterparts in non-Christian…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers
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Berends, Willem – Christian Higher Education, 2012
Australia has no Christian universities or Christian liberal arts colleges other than Australian Catholic University, which has six campuses in five cities. This paper examines one long-term attempt to set up such an institution, which ended in the project being abandoned for lack of progress. Some likely reasons for failure are identified in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Sands, Edward Wilfrid; Berends, Willem – Christian Higher Education, 2012
This paper examines the foundation and development of universities in Australia and New Zealand and demonstrates how these universities were established on a secular basis. Educators from other continents with a mainly Christian history are often surprised that there is so little evidence of Christian input into the university sector in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Buchanan, Michael T. – Christian Higher Education, 2011
This study investigated the contributions peer review makes to the formation of preservice teachers of religious education within the context of Christian higher education. The participants were postgraduate students undertaking a preservice teacher training course at Australian Catholic University, Australia (Melbourne campus). Those training to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries, Religious Education
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Harder, Ben – Christian Higher Education, 2011
The Student Volunteer Movement (SVM) for Foreign Missions was founded in 1886 at a Conference in the Mt. Hermon University, an organization designed to recruit college and university students in the United States and later of course through the Western world, for missionary service abroad. The primary leader of the SVM was A. T. Pierson, a major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Christianity, Information Dissemination
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Bower, Lorraine – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Integration or connectedness between faith and learning is a core aim of Protestant evangelical colleges and universities. It is pursued in a number of different ways in the academic programs of these institutions, even in commercially oriented courses that they offer, such as graphic design. However, the different ways that practical and…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Protestants, Design Crafts, Church Related Colleges
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Harvey, Pamela; Sinclair, Catherine; Dowson, Martin – Christian Higher Education, 2005
This study investigated teachers' motivations to undertake professional development, in particular where postgraduate study is involved. Specifically, the study involved the development, design and implementation of a psychometric instrument to measure Christian teachers' professional development motivations. Influential factors identified in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Development