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resources defining the philosophy, purpose and practice of Seventh-day Adventist education


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    Guide for the Spiritual Master Plan in Seventh-day Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This evaluation manual outlines the South American Division's plan for Christian spiritual development in schools at every level. Original Portuguese and Spanish also available.

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    The Ideal Adventist College Graduate Tertiary-Lifelong
    What would the ideal Adventist college graduate look like? On the weekend of March 14-16, 2008, presidents and others leaders of Adventist colleges and universities based in North America came up with the answer. Actually, the provisional...

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    The Special Character of Adventist Education Video Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch this video to learn what makes Kempsey Adventist School in Australia a Christ-centered educational ministry. Help parents and teachers understand the special character of Seventh-day Adventist education through this demonstration of best practices in...

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    Ingredients of an Effective Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Richard Osborn conducted research identifying the ingredients of the most successful elementary, secondary, and K-12 schools in the North American Division, comparing those results with general effective school research. Grade your own school compared to the...

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    Adventist Education and the Apocalyptic Vision - Part I Grade 10-Lifelong
    First delivered as a keynote at the 2006 NAD Teachers Convention. In this first of two parts, Knight examined the apocalyptic imperative that inspired the rise of Adventism and the all-important relationship between that imperative and the rise and continuing...

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    Adventist Education and the Apocalyptic Vision - Part II Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article is Part II of the keynote address presented at the North American Division's Teachers' Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 6, 2006. In Part I, we...

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    Adventist Education in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Trenchard proposes that Adventist higher education has historically been biblical, complete, comprehensive, critical, essential, futuristic, inclusive, international, legitimate, progressive, serving and superior. Discussing each of these traits and how they...

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    Adventist Education in the 21st Century - 8 Significant Trends Preschool-Lifelong
    Rasi considers the global Adventist education system today, sharing positive trends such as an expanding focus, a visionary voice, steady growth, increased recognition, spiritual formation and service, and mission. He notes continuing challenges: declining...

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    Alternate Models for Achieving Adventist Educational Mission in Urban Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    With more and more of the world’s population moving to urban areas, a culture of outreach is needed for all areas of ministry. This article includes a list of requirements for urban education aiming to transform lives.This is a supplemental article...

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    Brain Games at Southwestern Adventist University Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Taylor discusses Brain Games at Southwestern Adventist University. Brain Games is a program to encourage the most academically minded academy students to attend Southwestern. It gives the students a vision of what a Christian scientist's career might look...

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    Called to Lead, Nurture, Engage, and Serve in the Cities Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The author suggests we must ask and answer some questions about specific challenges in urban settings, including a re-examination of the funding structure of our Adventist educational system.

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    Can Education Be Adventist And Excellent, Too? Grade 1-Lifelong
    This article argues for excellence in Adventist schools, referring to the Bible, Ellen White's writings, early Adventist history, and current research on quality schooling. It outlines a Continuous Cycle-Of-Excellence Model including purposes/reasons, plans/resources,...

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    Christian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this article, Barry W. Bussey asks a critical question: Why are so many of our children not in our schools? He shares remembrances of a time when Adventist families sacrificed so that their children could attend Christian schools. Bussey addresses the issue...

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    Christian Education Bible Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Would you like to know what the Bible says about education? Does the Bible teach that we should give our children a 'Christian' education?" Learn the answers in Dr. Brown's Bible study. Included components: Bible...

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    Christian Education in the Urban Setting - Facing Realities and Overcoming Challenges Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The author provides a philosophical framework to face the challenges or urban education head-on and present the life-transforming gospel message through effective, God-centered education.

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    Clarity on the Concept of Success Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A principal reflects on how to measure the success of his program, and what success really looks like.

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    Conversations of Importance Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist colleges and universities must create an environment where conversations between older and younger Adventists can occur, creating an sense of community and a safety. Gordon Bietz addresses the threats to balanced conversations between these two groups, and suggests that revisiting the schools' vision in the areas of a Christ-centered campus, academic excellence, a distinct Seventh-day Adventist environment, an ethic of service, caring hospitality, and affordable education, will help establish a bond of mutual love and trust.

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    David Asscherick on Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Assherick speaks on education at the Michigan Conference Teacher Commissioning service, inspiring teachers to the unique purpose of education from a Christian perspective. An excellent overview for parents or educators wondering about the purposes of true...

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    Education - Our Fathers 'To Do List' for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A short list of what God tells us to include in Seventh-day Adventist schools, gleaned from chapters 1, 3, 4 of Ellen White's book, Education.

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    Education for What? Thoughts on the Purpose and Identity of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Knight provides an overview of the general, spiritual, and apocalyptic goals of Adventist education. He notes that Ellen White emphasized the importance of focused Christian education for bringing change to our world. The focus that brings change requires...

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    Educational Excellence - For Time and Eternity Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What does excellence look like in Adventist Christian schools? Mike Lekic shares insights on what excellence represents in Adventist Christian education, along with ideas on how excellence can be achieved.

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    Globalization and Christian Spirituality - Implications for Adventist Higher Education Institutions Tertiary
    "The influence of globalization on contemporary life cannot be overemphasized. Its effects have been greatly felt in the continuing quest to maintain an authentic Christian spirituality. Seventh-day Adventist leaders and educators at Adventist institutions...

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    INFO Editorial: Foundations Grade 1-Tertiary
    In this editorial, the editor tells the story of a house being built on a former garbage dump. Just like a house must have a foundation, education must have a foundation. Unless a conscious effort is made to avoid doing so, we too may be building upon garbage....

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    Is God Coming to Campus Too? Thoughts on the Distinctive Features of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary
    This article is an adaptation of Dr. Andreason’s Fall Semester 2005 Convocation speech delivered September 1, 2005 on the campus of Andrews University. Andreasen argues the necessity of Christian colleges and universities offering their students a...

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    JAE Editiorial: Facing the New Quinquennium Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This JAE editorial by the Adventist General Conference Director of Education reflects on past accomplishments and future challenges to Adventist education. Prepared for the General Conference Session in 1990, Rasi outlines four goals to meet challenges: foster...

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    JAE Editorial: Adventist Educational Essentials Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this special issue on Character Education, George R. Knight's editorial addresses the question of why the Adventist church spends millions of dollars each year to support over 5000 Adventist schools worldwide, when free public education is available. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: Becoming the Head - Priorities in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Referencing the biblical story of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Taylor describes the priorities for Christian schools. Articles in this issue include: Education for What? Thoughts on the Purpose and Identity of Adventist...

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    JAE Editorial: Excellence and Quality for Life and Eternity Preschool-Lifelong
    "Excellence is about dedicating oneself to a life of continuous improvement." In this editorial, Lekic invites Adventist educators to "listen to one another as we continue to pursue excellence and quality in Adventist education". Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: Possibilities Ahead Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Calvin Rock expresses his convictions about the importance of education to the church's welfare. The Adventist Review and the Integration of Faith and Learning Institute are discussed. Scholarship programs and endowments, a strong elementary and secondary...

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    JAE Editorial: The House of Life Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In the special 1990 General Conference Session issue of the Journal of Adventist Education, Griffiths' editorial outlines the importance of supporting Adventist education at all levels. He calls for a re-affirmation of the total ministry of the church. Feature...

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    JAE Editorial: The Uniqueness of Adventist Education Preschool-Lifelong
    General Conference Education Director Garland Dulan reflects on the challenges facing Adventist education in 2010, and suggests 7 elements that make it stable and unique: its unifying mission, its whole-person development focus, its faith perspective, its...

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    JAE Editorial: What Makes a School Adventist? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In the special 2000 General Conference Session souvenir issue of JAE, Humberto Rasi shares how a knowledge of God, an understanding of the Bible, and opportunities for students to develop an active relationship with Jesus Christ, are the essential characteristics...

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    JAE Editorial: Will Adventist Education Still Pay? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Adventists need to clarify their distinctiveness in order to sell the idea that Adventist education in its difference pays, rather than costs. Christian education needs to remain true to its nature if it is to retain its effectiveness, its power to attract...

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    Journal of Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Journal published bimonthly for Adventist educators. Addresses current issues in Adventist education, from both practical and philosophical standpoints. Available in English and limited editions in French, Spanish and Portuguese. More a teacher handbook than...

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    Learning to Teach Adults - Principles of Adult Education in the Writings of Ellen White Tertiary
    "This paper examines the writings of Ellen White for the presence and application of several key adult education principles as identified by Malcolm Knowles. The practical application of these principles is then examined in the teaching of college English...

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    Minnesota Adventist Education Strategic Objectives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Review the Minnesota conference's strategies for measuring the quality of their vision put to action. Strategies are defined, and checklists provided for quarterly evaluations of achievement of key factors for each.

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    Mission Driven Education in Lake Union Schools Preschool-Grade 12
    Learn about Lake Union's vision for mission-driven Christian schools and access resources for mission-driven church boards, parents, pastors, students, and teachers.

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    Quality Adventist Schools - A School Review and Improvement Framework Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Simplify your school improvement process using the Australian Adventist Education school review and continuous quality improvement tool. This framework enables schools to self-evaluate, building a culture of improvement and excellence to ensure quality, sustainable...

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    Reaching the Millennial Generation - A Necessity for Adventist Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Who are the Millennials? Jeffery shares insight into what needs to happen within Adventist education to meet the needs of those born between 1978 and 2002. This generation, expected to be the most highly educated, affluent, and ethnically diverse in history,...

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    Respect for Learners - a Christian Didactic Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Sutcliffe's aim is to "convince the educator of the crucial importance of treating every learner with the utmost respect, especially in a Christian educational institution." This paper was presented at the 28th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Schools of the Bible - Contours of the Divine Plan for Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Taylor examines each of the ten schools described directly in the Bible, looking at the educational purpose, setting, teacher and student characteristics, curriculum, methods, learning activities, and outcomes in each. Finally, Taylor identifies the “shared...

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    Servant Leadership -- A New Paradigm for Successful Administration Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides a definition, characteristics and implications of servant leadership. It also shows that this type of leadership is found in both the Old and New Testaments, and exemplified in the life of Christ.

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    Seventh-day Adventist General Conference Education Department Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The General Conference Education Department supervises, coordinates, promotes and controls quality of the global Adventist educational system. This includes 5,500 schools, colleges, and universities, with 47,000 teachers and almost 1 million students in 100...

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    State of Adventist Education Report Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The goal of inspecting the state of Adventist Education is to rebuild where necessary. Topics in this report include discrepancy between purpose and enrollment, priorities for the 2015-2020 quinquennium, and using education to reach the cities.

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    Stewardship of the Environment - an Adventist Imperative Tertiary-Lifelong
    Mhlanga points out some impediments that have contributed to Adventist's lack of high level awareness and commitment to environmental care. He gives reasons why Adventist should view themselves as key players in matters of the environment. He also examines...

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    Strengthening Adventist Education in the North American Division - Recommendations for Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Facing decreasing enrollment rates, leaders appointed a NAD Education Task Force. Here are the resulting recommendations.

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    Supporting Education, Research, and Training in the 21st Century Preschool-Tertiary
    Partnerships among the Curriculum and Instruction Resource Center Linking Educators (CIRCLE), the Adventist Learning Community (ALC), and the Institute of Church Ministry (ICM) now connect more Adventists to education and training resources, and a large collection of research and ministry materials.

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 2 Issue 1: Christian School Characteristics Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this TEACH Journal article, Rieger looks at two defining characteristics of Christian schools. Articles in this issue are titled: Issues in Studying the Bible in Secondary School Religion ClassesChristian School Counselling: Towards Conceptualising...

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    Teaching the Brain to Learn by Default Grade 9-Lifelong
    "The brain is built to think and learn. But can the brain lose its ability to carry out its primary functions? As we consider the challenges facing our education system today, we look for answers to this question.... It is only as we endeavour to bring...

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    The Anatomy of a Seventh-day Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Just as the parts of a body work together to function as a whole, so do members of a school community.

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    The Basics of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What are the real basics of Adventist education? With the many reform reports of the 1980s influencing educational practice in America, Fullerton calls on parents and educators to re-exam, define, and clarify the core essentials for curriculum in Adventist...

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    The Big Difference - The Case for Christian Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines three major categories in which significant differences exist between Adventist schools and public schools. These categories are goals and objectives, philosophy, and methodology.

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    The Essential Characteristics of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Geraty looks at the ways that Seventh-day Adventist higher education is unique to secular institutions. This paper was presented at the 12th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    The Essential Characteristics of Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses the following essential characteristics of Adventist Higher Education: identity, mission, and the physical, mental, spiritual realms, as well as developing the intellect. It concludes with a list of challenges. This article is based...

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    The Metanarrative of a Biblical Curriculum Tertiary-Lifelong
    Today the magic of the screens is a more powerful and seductive force than the stars in the universe therefore it is imperative that we reconsider how we deliver schooling, kindergarten through graduate school in order to connect with the minds of the young....

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    The Power of Teaching Expectations Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Marshall shares the story of a 9th grade teacher who transformed the class by supporting and encouraging them to perform well.

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    The Social Function of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The social function of the Adventist school has both a conservative and a revolutionary aspect. The commingling of those two roles empowers the developing student to be in the world but not of the world."

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    The Spiritual Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Education in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    Southern Adventist University President Bietz says of Adventist higher education in the 21st century: "We create environments where the Word becomes flesh every day, in every class, in every contact with every students, and through every employee"....

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    The Theo-Scriptura Worldview - A Viable Option for 21st-century Educators Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "High performance, high spirituality, and even the magnanimity of the moving targets of excellence or quality are all largely dependent upon the mindsets of the human resources and the well-aligned system. Mindsets can be equated with worldviews. To...

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    There Arose a Generation That Did Not Remember - The Challenge of Maintaining Distinctively Christian Institutional Cultures in an Era of Change Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The preservation and perpetuation of core institutional vision, values, ethos and identity to succeeding generations are critical imperatives that confront all Christian educational organisations. Christian institutions have historically been prone...

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    Total Commitment to God Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do the wheels and gears of the Adventist church just turn out above-average products and services that cannot be readily distinguished from their secular counterparts? Or does the Church make sure its basic products and services reveal to the world the way...

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    Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions - Our Imperative Preschool-Grade 12
    Be inspired by this proposal to design a Christian education at a higher level of cooperative effort between Adventist families, local congregations and schools. This proposal outlines a plan funded by the Pacific Union to experiment with a holistic church-coordinated...

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    Two Ministries - One Mission Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Based on his keynote address at the Atlantic Union Conference Pastor/Teacher Convention in August 2009, Knight shows that the pastoral field and the educators field have the same mission as two Seventh-day Adventist ministries. It is imperative that both ministries...

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    What is Distinctive about SDA Education? Preschool-Lifelong
    This one-page article addresses the questions: "What is distinct about Adventist education? Are we just another Christian school that has a Bible class in the curriculum?" Share with school staff, parents, church members, school board members as...

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    What Is the Special Character of an Adventist College or University? Tertiary
    Taylor discusses six key commitments of Adventist post-secondary education “around which the educational community can rally and in which important developments can take place.” In addition to discussing each commitment, the article provides recommendations...

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    What's a Nice Church Like Ours Doing in the Education Business? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article is based on a speech at the NAD Higher Education Summit in Tuscon, Arizona, in December 1995 and compares the costs of Adventist education with the benefits. It also briefly outlines the history of the development of Adventist higher education...

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    What's Unique About Adventist Education? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shows through a brief survey of history how the quest in Adventist education for the harmonious development of the student is not unique to Adventist education but is as old as man's quest for knowledge. It also shows why Jesus should be the integrating...

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    Where Are All the Children Gone? Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation speaks about enrollment in Adventist schools in North America, which has been on a precipitous slide for the past 30 plus years, despite the fact that church membership has gone up by 70% during that same period...