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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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Cross, Graeme; Campbell-Evans, Glenda; Gray, Jan – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2018
Are religious schools fit to prepare students with the social competencies required for life in a pluralistic society, or do they offer a sheltered school experience, which deprives them of adequate socialization opportunities? This question has emerged in public discourse in response to the growing presence of religious schools in many western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Social Capital, Qualitative Research
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Yonker, Julie E.; Wielard, Cassie J.; Vos, Carolyn L.; Tudder, Ashley M. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2017
Four classes of first-grade children at a Christian school took pre- and post-tests measuring humility. Two intervention classes had devotional lessons on humility and two comparison classes did not. For one week, devotional lessons featured humility-related children's literature, cognitively appropriate discussions, writing about humility, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Christianity, Personality Traits
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Rayner, Christopher S.; Swabey, Karen J. – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2016
School chaplaincy services aim to promote student and school community well-being. Given the community interest in chaplaincy services in government schools, it is important that research inform future developments to maximize the potential benefits of chaplaincy services to schools. In this study, 68 chaplains in the Australian state of Tasmania…
Descriptors: Clergy, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Online Surveys