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resources regarding the philosophy of education, in particular Christian and Adventist education


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    Educating for Eternity - A Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education Preschool-Lifelong
    "In this landmark work, Knight returns to one of his life-long favorite subjects—Adventist educational philosophy. Writing both for the educated layperson and the professional educator, he begins by laying the groundwork of basic philosophic understandings...

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    Philosophy of Adventist Education - GC Working Policy 1998 Preschool-Lifelong
    This 30 page former GC Working Policy statement provides an excellent overview for new teachers, parents, and administrators. It includes general statements of educational philosophy and of Adventist educational philosophy; basic assumptions; the student;...

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    A Biblical Basis for Appreciating Beauty Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explores the place of beauty and the criteria for assessing artistic productions in light of God's word and the Spirit of Prophecy. It provides ideas for creating an artistic environment, finding and using resources, and for integrating art with...

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    A Biblical Foundation for the Integration of Faith and Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Taylor examines a foundation for the integration of faith and learning found in the Bible and thereby provides a defensible rationale for the integration of faith and learning in Christian education. This paper was presented at the 27th Institute of Christian...

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    A Commentary on Purpose, Principle, and Change in Adventist Education, Part II Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this second of a two-part series, the author focuses on the underlying principles of Adventist education and how change relates to them. The first article, Has the Leopard Changed...

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    A factor analysis of CognitiveGenesis that identifies the characteristics of the components of Adventist holistic education Grade 3-Grade 11
    The Seventh-day Adventist educational system, as a Christian private school organization, has advocated the theory of the holistic development of the physical, mental, spiritual, and social factors since its beginning in 1872. Using the CognitiveGenesis research...

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    A Proposal for Adventist Christian Education - from Rhetoric to Reality Tertiary-Lifelong
    Coupland unpacks the fundamental ideas behind the statement "True education is the harmonious development of the physical, mental and spiritual powers." Coupland points out the areas where the statement hasn't been fulfilled in Adventist education....

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    A Seventh-day Adventist Concept of the Kingdom of God and its Implication for Religious Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: While there are statements in the writings of Ellen G. White and those of Seventh-day Adventist scholars that seem to indicate that there is a relationship between the kingdom of God and education, it appears that no major work has been done...

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    About Seventh-day Adventist Education Preschool-Lifelong
    This page provides an overview, and links to the best sources of further information to answer the questions, "What is Adventist education?"

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    Academic Excellence - An Adventist Priority Tertiary-Lifelong
    La Sierra University President Geraty frames this articles around five points by which academic excellence becomes an Adventist priority. Academic excellence is: a response to the goodness of God's world; a reflection of our status as creatures made in the...

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    Adolf Hitler and Ellen White 'Agree' on the Purposes of Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adolf Hitler had a great deal to say about the role of human nature in education, a topic that stands at the absolute center of a Christian approach to education. Knight's thought provoking article looks at the obvious parallels, the crucial role of philosophy,...

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    Adventist Education and the Challenge of Postmodernism Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Will postmodernism become the dominant global ideology of the 21st century or will it turn out to be a passing cultural phase which will self-destruct due to its internal contradictions? Will postmodernism evolve as modernism did as it moved from the...

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    Adventists and Human Dignity Tertiary-Lifelong
    Why do Adventists believe in human dignity? John Graz discusses the role of the Adventist church in human rights and addresses the question by looking at human dignity throughout the Bible. He encourages Adventist schools at all levels to promote as core values...

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    Aims of education in the writings of Ellen White Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: Ellen White's educational philosophy and its application to the aims of education have not been systematically or thoroughly addressed within the parameters and demands of a graduate thesis. The present dissertation explores the aims of education,...

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    ALL Thy Children Shall Be Taught of the Lord Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this feature article in the 1995 General Conference issue of JAE, George Akers reaffirms the Seventh-day Adventist commitment to educating all children. Our children deserve to be in an environment in which they have redemptive discipline, spiritual modeling,...

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    An Adventist Approach to Cognitive Science Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Cognitive science, the study of the mind, brain, and thinking, is the basis for evidence-based teaching practices. However, popularization of cognitive science can sometimes introduce ideas that hamper student learning and undermine Adventist educational philosophy....

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    Being Transformed - Why Adventist Education Exists Tertiary-Lifelong
    Ted Wilson gives an overview of the purpose, mission and unique qualities of Adventist Education.

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    Breathing, Bag Boys and Bottom-Line Essentials Preschool-Tertiary
    This TEACH Journal article seeks to help define the unique essence of Adventist Education. "Some say that the special character of Adventist education is 'the lifestyle and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as expressed in your school'....

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    Building Resilient Christians - A Goal of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Our schools need to focus on building Christians who are able to deal with difficult situations without losing their faith. We need to find out how to better educate our students so that they will become good Christians and useful citizens, and remain...

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    Christian Education Bible Study Video with Study Guide Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Dr. Brown explores what the Bible teaches about education for the Christian through life. The Bible study is available in video format, including two introductions - one for the church member, and another for the general public or new believers. Bible study...

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    Christian Schools - A World of Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Christian education is distinctly different from other approaches to education. But knowing what that distinctiveness is and acting consistently on it is vital for Christian schools to be authentic and to justify their existence. This TEACH journal article...

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    Constructivist Classrooms - Do They Belong in Adventist Schools? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explains why Adventist teachers should carefully consider their assumptions about the Constructivist approach to teaching. It evaluates the pros and cons of constructivism and examines the nature of truth and looks at the teaching methodologies...

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    Counsels on Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This book is a collection of articles relating to the educational program conducted by Seventh-day Adventists, first printed in the nine volumes of Ellen White's 'Testimonies for the Church'. This volume, together with 3 others: Education, Counsels to Parents,...

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    Counsels to Parents, Teachers and Students Tertiary-Lifelong
    This book brings together specific and detailed instruction Ellen White wrote to the early Adventist educators on the principles and methods of presenting an education that is balanced, Christ-centered and service-oriented. The responsibilities and duties...

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    Education Grade 12-Lifelong
    Discover the essential element to true education - the harmonious development of the three essential human characteristics: physical, mental, and spiritual - in this blueprint for Adventist education. Author White clearly reveals that Love the basis...

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    Eine Grundsatzerklarung zur Erziehungsphilosophie Preschool-Lifelong
    The Philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist Education statement serves as a guideline for Adventist educational institutions world-wide. This includes sections entitled: Premises; Rationale; Aims and Mission; Agencies of Education (home, local and world church,...

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    Faith - a Comparison of Humanistic and Biblical Definitions in Relation to Christian Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    God is calling Seventh-day Adventists to think biblically rather than humanistically. God is looking not only for conversions of the heart, but also conversions of the mind. He would like us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). This...

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    For Rich Dividends - Invest in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special 1985 General Conference issue posits that investing in Christian education will pay great dividends. Christian education should not become overly interested in or concerned about fads in the secular educational world. The...

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    Fundamentals of Christian Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This book is a collection of articles written by Ellen White on the topic of education during the formation of the Adventist education system. Free full-text downloads include: audio,...

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    Getting to the Core - Redesigning the General Education Curriculum Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the need for, the benefits of, a description of, and the process for developing a coherent general education curriculum at the undergraduate level in Adventist colleges. It also suggests the aims of a restructured core curriculum, an...

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    Goals of the Undergraduate Experience: A Christian Perspective Tertiary
    Christian educators must reexamine the goals of the undergraduate experience to accomplish the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. To help students achieve this, educators must show them how to process information, demonstrate...

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    Gods Way of Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Adventist Education is a part of a long educational history in which different entities have received direct instruction from God on how we are to educate our young."

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    Hebrew Thought - Its Implications for Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Regalado looks at the the implications the Hebrews, with their wholistic outlook, their concrete and dynamic thinking, and their concept of group or community, may have for Adventist education. This paper was presented at the 27th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Holistic Student Development in a University Residence Hall - Adventist Philosophy and Goals Tertiary-Lifelong
    Stammler outlines an extensive thought process that needs to be gone through in order to arrive at a meaningful and helpful educational encounter with students in a university residence hall. The kind of facilities, the availability of resources, the qualifications...

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    Inform, Conform, or Transform? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author challenges us to ask this question about Adventist education, particularly the K-12 Bible curriculum.

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    JAE Editorial: Back to the Real Basics Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this editorial, Humberto Rasi emphasizes the importance of a core message in Adventist education. We must focus on what makes our education uniquely Adventist. Articles in this issue include: Teachervision:...

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    JAE Editorial: Excellence, a Hallmark of Christian Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What are the hallmarks of Christian education? The author examines the unique aspects of Adventist Christian education that empower students, change their lives, and also change the world. Articles included in this issue: Benchmarks:...

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    JAE Editorial: Is the Dream Still Alive? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Reflecting on the dream to educate Adventist youth to proclaim the three-angels message, the author comments on the role of the Valuegenesis studies in helping educators assess what is happening is schools, churches, and homes. Also in this issue:

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    JAE Editorial: Passing on the Torch Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Highlighted in this special 1995 General Conference Session souvenir issue of JAE are the four themes selected as important in the next five years. 1) Strengthen the religious dimension in Adventist education at all levels. 2) Foster the professional development...

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    JAE Editorial: September 11, 2001--Three Affirmations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    John M. Fowler ponders the events of September 11, 2001, and arrives at three truths: God is not responsible for evil; Satan is responsible for evil; and, Christians have a duty to perform in the presence of evil. Amidst all that is wrong in this world, we...

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    JAE Editorial: What If...? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What if there were no church schools? No Christian education? Calvin Rock poses that if there were no church schools, Adventism, as we know it, would cease to exist. He also poses the opposing questions, What if all pastors, administrators, teachers, parents,...

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    JAE Editorial: Building Up The Culture Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Members of the Adventist church cherish the unique identity of the Adventist movement. Adventists are increasingly adopting nontraditional lifestyles. Teachers advocate openness and trivialize values. Instead the Christian teacher should strengthen the principles...

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    JAE Editorial: Confessing God as Creator Kindergarten-Lifelong
    John M. Fowler shares insights on why continual contemplation of the creation story in Genesis 1 is so important to Christian education. Articles included in this issue: Still Teaching After Two Millennia:...

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    JAE Editorial: Finding Our Stride Tertiary-Lifelong
    Andreasen discusses the strength of Adventist colleges and universities in that these serve a church with a fundamental commitment to education. Becoming a Seventh-day Adventist implies education. He raises issues such as too many campuses, too few resources,...

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    JAE Editorial: Global Vision for a Global Mission Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial identifies current challenges to Adventist education. Griffiths states that impending changes in society will lead to a necessary re-evaluation of Adventist mission, methods, and goals of education. This is the final editorial by Victor S Griffiths,...

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    JAE Editorial: Is Adventist Education Worth It? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Should this vision of mission be lost, there would be no reason for our schools to exist," states Garland Dulan in this thought provoking editorial on the characteristics of "Redemption Oriented Schools of Excellence" or ROSE. Dulan provides...

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    JAE Editorial: Legacy of Hope Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Culture and other social factors have affected the life, character, and behavior of areas of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The educational system shares a responsibility to sensitize and stimulate the current generation of youth to the fundamental spiritual...

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    JAE Editorial: Managing for Eternity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Victor Griffiths lists the ways that doctrines affirm the believer. These same objectives can be made a distinctive part of the global purpose of the Christian educator to prevent secular drift. In the year of the SDA teacher, the distinctiveness of true Christian...

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    JAE Editorial: Reasons Why We Should Cease and Desist From Interschool Sports Grade 7-Grade 12
    George Akers discusses reasons why inter-school sports is unacceptable: it goes against the inspired counsels; it imitates the secular schools; instead of traditional work/witness/service mission of SDA education it reorganizes the schools around the play;...

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    JAE Editorial: Strength Through Unity Tertiary-Lifelong
    Trust and unity within each and among institutions, a shared task based on respect for each other and Christ reflected in the lives of each teacher and administrator should inspire students to enter the field of education. Articles in this issue include:

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    JAE Editorial: The Deeper Magic Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Jim Roy compares William Glasser's Choice Theory to Scripture and Ellen White's writings concerning the principles and resulting practices of Adventist education. Articles in this themed issue include: The...

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    JAE Editorial: What Should an Educated Person Know? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What makes for an educated person? Reviewing recent Harvard curriculum changes oriented toward active learning and real-life applications, and the foundations of Adventist education, editor Rumble, reminds readers of the focus on whole-person preparation for...

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    Life-Skills Workshop - Prepare Students for the 'Real World' Tertiary
    How can colleges prepare students for the 'real world'? Every month, juniors and seniors at Walla Walla College (WWC) can attend workshops designed to offer them practical skills such as balancing a checkbook, purchasing a home, and maintaining a strong spiritual...

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    Making Seventh-day Adventist Schools Distinctive Grade 1-Lifelong
    This teacher orientation workshop was developed by the South Pacific Division to assist Adventist schools to become truly Seventh-day Adventist. Based on Dr Don Roy's 'Towards Wholeness' proposal for the ideal Adventist education, this document includes participant...

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    Mission and Identity of Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Each leader and worker within the Seventh-day Adventist Church's school system must be aware and understand the mission of the church, keeping it at the center of all their plans and activities. Kibuuka emphasizes that while time and challenging circumstances...

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    Musical Philosophy 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This webpage provides a theoretical background and guidelines that form the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Music.

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    New Agers Invade the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Verlie Ward and Gerry Colvin examine the influence of New Age philosophy on Christian education. They present a brief overview of the New Age Movement is presented, along with suggestions on how to detect New Age influences in the classroom. Ward and Colvin...

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    On Interdisciplinary Learning Grade 7-Tertiary
    Considering the great literary masters, Heslop notes that "each author has his or her own background discipline and approach, but has an empathy for other disciplines." He encourages the extension of this to the school environment. His hope is for...

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    Peril and Promise - Teaching Philosophy in an Adventist Context Tertiary
    Rice examines limitations and rewards of the study of philosophy as he provides a rationale for including philosophy classes in Seventh-day Adventist educational curriculums. Philosophy, in spite of some limitations, can help students gain a better understanding...

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    Philosophy - The Most Useful of all Subjects Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author describes three main philosophic categories: metaphysics, epistemology and axiology. He also goes on to show their relationship to teaching and living.

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    Philosophy and Education - An Introduction in Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    George Knight examines the nature of philosophy and education, philosophic issues in education, traditional and modern philosophies and education, the postmodern impulse, contemporary theories of education, analytic philosophy, the necessity of building a...

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    Political Systems: How They Affect Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Gene Hsu explores the possibility of establishing a correlation between the work of Adventist education and the political systems in which Adventist schools function. The term political systems is defined, along with discussion of various political...

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    Postmodern Religious Educational Philosophy - An Oxymoron? Tertiary
    Is a religious educational philosophy relevant or even viable in the postmodern world? Or is a postmodern religious educational philosophy an oxymoron? An incongruous contradiction of terms? These are the fundamental questions discussed in a paper presented...

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    Postmodern Religious Educational Philosophy an Oxymoron? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Taylor looks to answer the following questions: "Is a religious educational philosophy relevant or even viable in the postmodern world? Or is a postmodern religious educational philosophy an oxymoron? An incongruous contradiction of terms?" This...

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    Postmodern Thought and Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Oliver asks the question: What is postmodernism and what role does it play in Adventist education? This paper was presented at the 24th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Preparing Leaders for Eternity Tertiary-Lifelong
    Canadian University College President Ganson addresses three essential goals of Seventh-day Adventist education: prepare people for the kingdom; train workers for the church; prepare an educated laity to serve the world. He emphasizes that Adventist colleges...

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    Project Affirmation - Building Consensus, Planning for Success Grade 7-Lifelong
    This article details the beginnings, goals, groups, activities and recommendations of Project Affirmation. It includes the process that was followed and explains the Risk and Promise reports and various initiatives and resources that resulted.

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    Proper Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    George Akers presents a historical analysis of the educational climate at the time Ellen White wrote her well known essay Proper Education. He gives perspective to her use of sources and her special gift of interpretation. Akers also addresses two challenges...

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    Recapturing a Sense of Community Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue deals with the loss of community of English scholars resulting from specialization. Specialization has walled teachers in from the academic community in general, and from one another within departments....

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    Reclaiming the Vision of Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author presents a range of problems in American higher education in general, relating to a lack of community and mission, and presents recommendations from the Carnegie Foundations' study on higher education to alleviate these and other problems. He suggests...

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    Redemptive Education Part I: A Philosophic Foundation Preschool-Lifelong
    This article describes the importance and basic shape of philosophy, examines the foundational philosophic categories from a biblical perspective, and indicates the importance of the biblical worldview in shaping an Adventist approach to education. Parts II...

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    Redemptive Education Part II: Implications of Philosophy for Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This considers the implications of the philosophy of Adventist education for educational practice, especially in regard to the needs of the student, the function of the teacher, and the aims of Adventist education. Parts 1 and 3 complete the series:

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    Redemptive Education Part III: Implications of Philosophy of Adventist Education (continued) Preschool-Lifelong
    Consider the philosophic implications for the curriculum along with its impact on teaching methodologies and the social function of the Adventist school. Parts I and II complete the series: Part...

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    Rekindling Commitment and Loyalty Within Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article calls for a renewed vision for Adventist higher education and presents reasons to be optimistic in light of the growing debate about its commitment and loyalty to the church. It also calls for a renewal within Adventist academe.

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    Revisioning Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Education superintendent of Mid-America Union Conference asks the question, if 70% of SDA children are not in SDA schools, how can we begin to revision Adventist Education to have a broader focus?

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    Service, Not Fame - Reaching Out Through Community Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares the Community Service experiences, activities and the effects on the staff and students at Kingsway College in Ontario, Canada. It also shows how the staff works together with the students to translate book learning into faith action.

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    Shaping Curriculum in an Adventist College Tertiary
    The Adventist system of higher education is a response to the secularism and naturalism that dominates the disciplines. It aims to enhance liberal studies by endowing them with eternal and temporal significance. The curriculum, materials, methods and faculty...

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    Should Adventist Colleges Require Religion Classes? Tertiary
    This article argues that the aim of a Christian institution is to uphold its goals to be more than a pursual of a certain course of study, but to harmoniously develop the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. Some goals for Bible classes shared in this article...

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    Student Needs Survey - A comparison of student responses Grade 3-Grade 8
    This research explores the connection between the Adventist education philosophy and William Glasser's choice theory. The Student Needs Survey (SNS) was administered to 350 students in third through eighth grades comprising three groups: those attending Adventist...

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    Teaching Ethics Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue addresses why teaching ethics is important and how it should be done. Religion and morality have been separated from the realities of life. Ethical dimensions should be integrated within the context...

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    Teaching in the Shadow of Galileo - Academic Freedom on Seventh-day Adventist Campuses Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Greenleaf looks at the history of academic freedom in America and also in the Adventist church. The areas of science and academic freedom in Adventist schools are reviewed with observations about academic freedom within Seventh-day Adventist education. He...

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    Teaching Science as a Christian: Faith, Evidence, Interpretation, Humility Grade 1-Lifelong
    Teaching science in elementary through higher education presents many challenges for the Christian teacher. In this article, James Hayward discusses four approaches to teaching science as a Christian: affirmation of faith, presentation of evidence; discussion...

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    Teaching Truth - A Biblical Paradigm Tertiary-Lifelong
    This paper highlights the significance of truth for the Christian worldview, analyzes the inadequacy of representative secular criteria for truth, identifies a Christian response to the truth search, explores various truth issues, examines the dilemma of error...

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    Team Sports in Adventist Education - Another Look Grade 1-Tertiary
    Miller discusses how "positive educational outcomes can be derived through participation in team sport activities." He notes that the "problems associated with the delivery of our team sports programs merely serves as an impetus to explore how...

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    The Adventist Concept of Work Education - its Implementation at Hiroshima Adventist Academy, Japan Grade 9-Lifelong
    Uyeda looks at the Adventist concept of work education. The study focusses on how that concept has been implemented at Hiroshima Adventist Academy in Japan. This paper was presented at the 33rd Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Bible and Media Literacy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Steyn looks at teaching media literacy and how that relates to the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education. The goal is not to make a list of do's and don'ts in regards to what people should watch.

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    The Bible and Pedagogy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Luxton "seeks to identify and explore some of the pedagogical principles practiced in the Bible. To limit the extent of the discussion, the four “ideals” of pedagogy identified by the National Research Council were used as a framework for...

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    The Bible and the Philosophy of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    Baldwin identifies and assesses five elements either related to or implications of a Christian philosophy of science which seem to be implied in a key line by the first angel urging us to "worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, and sea, and the...

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    The Challenge of Spirituality Assessment Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The spiritual life of the Adventist school is important to the church. It is of vital concern to the board, administrator, faculty and staff. Spirituality is rooted in the Adventist philosophy of education as an essential element of what schools should...

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    The Christ-Centered, Character-Driven School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    By default, much of the responsibility for teaching values, morals, and ethics has been passed on to schools. Schools, therefore, must become more intentional in teaching and nurturing moral development. This article addresses how schools, along with home...

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    The Christian Philosophy of Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What is a Christian education? This excerpt from

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    The Christian School - A Community of Grace Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Keynote presentation by Dr Don Roy, Associate Director, ASA Curriculum, at the 2002 Sydney Christian Education Conference, October 14, 2002. Roy shares what it takes to develop a faith-oriented learning community and notes that whatever steps taken to help...

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    The Effective Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Doss suggests that teachers should look beyond test scores and grades in order to see the potential of students. In this way, teachers can inspire their students to succeed.

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    The Future of SDA Higher Education - A North American College President's Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist higher education has grown in the past 100 years, but the question is whether it has much of a future. These concerns reflect the current decline in enrollment and therefore loss in operating revenue. Finances are the reason why students attend state...

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    The Image of God and Educational Philosophy: A Bible Construct? Tertiary-Lifelong
    An educational philosophy that centers on restoring the image of God in humanity, will not only be redemptive in the general sense, it will find ways to bring Christ into every aspect of the life. The various courses of education will either point to the true...

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    The Library: A Window of Opportunity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How does the school library contribute to the mission of the school and open windows to a world of ideas, culture, dreams, and faith? Annette Melgosa shows how the library supports the philosophy of Adventist education.

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    The Mission School - Catalyst or Catastrophe? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    John Fowler shares the challenges and benefits of establishing mission schools in India. He also discusses the philosophy, ecclesiology, and missiology of establishing a Seventh-day Adventist presence in every town.

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    The Place of the Bible in Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this 1903 book, Jones "outlines according to the Bible what exactly Christian education looks like. He also explores the true meaning of the separation between church and state and how Christian education does not fall under such discrimination."...

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    The Quest For Integrity - Facing the Key Challenge of Postmodernism Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Bruinsma discusses four implications of postmodern thinking on Adventist campuses: truth is relational; spirituality is in, institutional loyalty is out; consistent stewardship is important; as is integrity. He concludes, "Young postmoderns will grow...

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    The Revolutions We Need to Have Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "An edited version of Bryan Cowling’s Opening Address to the National Christian Schools Policy Forum in Canberra on 24 May, 2010." Cowling believes that, "from a Christian educator’s perspective, there are at least eight areas...

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    The Role of the Holy Spirit in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers the work of the Holy Spirit in the school system ordained (set apart for a holy purpose) by God. The presentation focuses on the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Adventist educators and how they...

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    Thinkers and Not Mere Reflectors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Across Canada, schools are looking to incorporate inquiry-based learning into their curriculum”, allowing “Adventist schools to return to their roots and the original purpose of Adventist Education.”

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    Ties That Should Bind our Academies and Colleges: Cooperation and Collaboration Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article lists a dozen examples and benefits of how colleges and academies achieve true collaboration through teamwork.

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    To Educate the Imagination Tertiary--3
    Justification for fine arts education for college students. Primary value of the arts to technical majors is to foster change and growth, which furthers the primary goal of Adventist education. The arts change people by enlarging their sympathies, promoting...

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    Toward Gender-Inclusiveness in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article appeals for Adventist education to be gender-inclusive. This includes strategies, teaching materials, teaching practices, vocational awareness, and role modles. Adventist schools, committed to educating the whole person, must not follow modern...

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    Towards Wholeness - the Special Character of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An insightful three-part document explaining the distinctiveness of Seventh-day Adventist education and its various aspects. Subsection titles include: What do we mean by 'special character'? Why is a statement of special character necessary? For whom is this...

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    True Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    A contemporary and condensed version of Ellen White's landmark book, Education, outlining principles of true education based on Seventh-day Adventist Christian principles and values. It is easy to read, and maintains the original version's message and style,...

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    UNAPPROVED AT EDITOR'S REQUEST 5-2014: Adventist Education and the Challenge of Postmodernism Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article situates postmodernism in the context of Western cultural periods, sketches the main ideas advanced by its leading proponents, reviews the impact of postmodernism on certain aspects of contemporary culture, and assesses some of the challenges...

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    What is Your School's Purpose? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Warren Friesen, principal at Cariboo Adventist Academy, shares his school's journey in shaping, defining, and implementing their mission statement. In sifting through the many important goals, the school administration and staff decided that reaching the community...

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    What Matters Most Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A retired principal promotes simplicity in teaching. His list of five "musts" for teachers shows his belief that students should be actively led by their teacher, not encouraged to be independent learners as is the trend in some schools. Leo's book...

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    Why Have Adventist Education? Preschool-Lifelong
    George Knight proposes six reasons for Adventist education in the early 21st century: it introduces the student to the Bible as a framework for thinking and evaluating; it introduces young people to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; at its best, it leads students...

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    Why the Study of Religion Belongs in Adventist Graduate Programs Tertiary
    This article calls for a change to make religion courses a requirement for graduate students in Adventist schools. Currently many graduate programs do not require religion credits. In Loma Linda University, a proposal passed that requires graduate students...

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    Worldviews Make a World of Difference Grade 9-Lifelong
    "It’s crucial that Adventist educators clearly recognize that though all worldviews ask the same underlying questions, they are worlds apart in their answers. It’s important to help your students embrace the ultimate Answer: Jesus Christ...