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Cheng, Albert – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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McGrail, Peter; Towey, Anthony – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
Recent educational reform in England occasioned new interactions between the state, universities, faith communities and schools. In 2016, a suite of new public examinations testing the academic ability of English students matriculating at 16 and 18 years of age was introduced. In Religious Education, these state-driven changes deliberately…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Education, Instructional Leadership, Department Heads
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Smith, Thomas Richard; Knowles, Anne Lesley – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
This article explores the cognitive processes by which Year 7 students (aged 11 to 13 years) use personal viewpoints to interpret and resolve life-issues. A Christian school located in the North West of Sydney wanted to find out if the proportionally higher occurrence of discipline issues in newly enrolled Year 7 students could be explained by…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discipline, Behavior Problems, Christianity
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Cooling, Trevor; Green, Elizabeth H. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2015
"What If Learning" is an approach to help teachers re-frame teaching and learning to support the Christian ethos of a school. This article presents the findings of research carried out with 14 teachers, in three state-funded church secondary schools in England. The findings provide an important insight into teachers' pedagogic practice.…
Descriptors: Christianity, World Views, Churches, Teaching Methods