NAD Education Research: CognitiveGenesis 2006-2009
This first newsletter explains a comprehensive study assessing Adventist academics in the North American Division, to be conducted through all elementary and secondary schools in the region over three years. Learn more online.
Perceptions and Attitudes of Selected Adventist and Non-Adventist Parents of School-age Children Toward Adventist Schools in Canada
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions and attitudes toward Adventist schools in Canada of Adventist parents with children in Adventist schools, of Adventist parents without children in Adventist schools, and of non-Adventist...
Reasons Seventh-day Adventist parents gave for not sending their children to Seventh-day Adventist elementary and secondary schools
Problem: The Seventh-day Adventist elementary and secondary schools in the USA show a continuous enrollment decline. This study's goal is to explore the reasons SDA parents give for why they do not send their children to SDA schools.
Relationship between leadership practices of Seventh-day Adventist administrators and teacher job satisfaction of Seventh-day Adventist teachers in India
Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between the leadership practices of Seventh-day Adventist administrators and teacher job satisfaction as experienced and reported by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools of the Central India Union...
Relationship of leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines
This study explored the relationship of principals’ leadership style, the school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines. The organizational commitment model developed by Steers...
Relationships among selected internal/external variables affecting decision-making in the roles/functions of research university provosts
Problem: In the business and corporate world, there exists a unique collection of proven decision-making tools, techniques, and management ideas. There is, however, no clear definition and empirical analysis relative to the nature of the relationships...
Religion, parental choice, and school vouchers in urban parochial schools - The case of five schools in Southern California
The purpose of this study is to investigate why parents choose parochial schools, whether parochial-school parents are likely to favor school vouchers, and what factors lie behind their support for vouchers. To this end, this study gives special attention...
Religious value transmission among Seventh-day Adventist white American families - A cognitive approach to parental values and relationship as perceived by youth
Three research questions were examined: (1) What role does cognitive-attribution play in religious value transmission? (2) Is there a generation gap in the religious values of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) families? (3) What is the influence of parental support...
Selected factors influencing school choice among the Seventh-day Adventist population in Southwest Michigan
One of the most significant problems currently facing Adventist schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. It was the purpose of this study to determine if a relationship exists between school choice and parental perception of selected...
Self-perceived competencies and professional growth needs of secondary and college teachers in Tanzania Union of Seventh-day Adventists
Inservice education is a vital aspect of the professional growth and development of teachers. For any inservice education to be effective, teachers should first identify their professional needs and should participate in planning and conducting professional...
Southern Asia-Pacific Division Education webpage
The Southern Asia-Pacific Division's (SSD) education webpage includes SSD education statistics, directory of institutions, reports, etc.
Spiritual Experience and the Organizational Commitment of Faculty in Adventist Tertiary Educational Institutions in North Philippines
This study investigated linkages between the spiritual experience and organizational commitment of faculty in Seventh-day Adventist tertiary educational institutions in the North Philippines. In so doing, it sought to contribute to a better theoretical understanding...
Stress among Seventh-day Adventist teachers: An analysis of relationships between selected teacher characteristics and occupational stress factors
This study was conducted in the Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in Hong Kong to find the major sources of stress (stressors) for teachers and the level of teacher stress. The relationship between teachers' perceptions of stress and teachers' backgrounds,...
Teacher participation in decision-making in the Lake Union Conference
The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) the degree to which teachers in Seventh-day Adventist elementary and secondary schools in the Lake Union Conference are presently participating in decision making; (2) the extent to which teachers in Seventh-day...
Teachers perceptions of factors affecting morale in schools in the Trans-Australian Union
Problem: Teachers’ perceptions of their satisfaction with their work situation have an important bearing upon the effectiveness of the institution in which they are employed. Administrators need to know what factors affect the level of morale...
Teachers perspectives of participative decision-making: Australian Seventh-day Adventist teachers' perceptions of, involvement in and understandings of contextual influences on, participative decision-making
This thesis documents an investigation of aspects of teacher participation in school decision-making within Australian Seventh-day Adventist schools. Since 1970s there has been a call by the Adventist Education Department for greater teacher participation...
Teachers' Perceptions of Leadership Skills Associated With the Principalship in Central Luzon Conference, Philippines
This study was conducted to investigate the perceptions of selected Adventist elementary and secondary school teachers of Central Luzon Conference in the Philippines as to the leadership skills of their principals. These perceptions were identified through...
Teaching strategies and adaptations of teachers in multiculturally diverse classrooms in Seventh-day Adventist K-8 schools in North America
Problem: The rapid growth of diverse populations is affecting the educational system, and teachers often have not received training in multicultural education. The goal of this study is to document the multicultural teaching experiences of elementary...
The association between video game playing, religiosity, parental guidance and aggression, in sixth through eighth grade students attending Seventh-day Adventist schools
Grade 3-Grade 12
Two questionnaires were completed 1-2 ½ weeks apart by 355 students in sixth through eighth grades, in seven randomly selected schools, to determine associations between the times spend playing video games each week, the types of video games played,...
The Cave of Lascaux
Grade 6-Grade 12
The interactive site of the Neolithic cave in Lascaux, France.
The curriculum, instruction, and assessment of dispositions in preservice teacher education
Problem. In 2000, NCATE included dispositions in its professional standards as a requirement for teacher education units seeking (re)accreditation with its organization. The problem of this investigation was to examine how program directors, faculty,...
The Impact of student evaluative feedback on the perception of the teaching faculty at Andrews University
Problem: Educational researchers have little consensus of opinion regarding the usefulness of student evaluations and much less of the use of student evaluative feedback as a means of improving teachers' performance. However, because a movement of educational...
The perceptions of school principals regarding the utilization of microcomputers in Australian Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools
Problem: The problem confronting Seventh-day Adventist schools was the need for knowledgeable implementation of computer-based education. Factors which enhanced or limited plans for computer utilization were not clearly understood.
The relationship between perspectives of spiritual care and organizational climate in Seventh-day Adventist baccalaureate nursing programs in North America
Problem: Climate research in nursing education settings is lacking. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between perspectives of spiritual care held by students and faculty in Seventh-day Adventist baccalaureate nursing programs...
The relationship between students' and teachers' perceptions of classroom control and teacher morale in Seventh-day Adventist schools
Purpose. This study investigated the relationship between students' and teachers' perceptions of teachers' ability to control students and teacher morale in selected Seventh-day Adventist schools.
The relationship of academic workload typologies and other selected demographic variables to burnout levels among full-time faculty in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America
Procedures. The population consisted...
Problem statement: Research has shown that burnout is a widespread phenomenon among teachers, and that workload could be a possible predictor. No study had been done to date in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities in North America to determine...
The relationship of preference conflict management strategy and perceived stress in teachers of the Texas Seventh-day Adventist schools
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between perceived workplace stress levels and conflict management strategies of the Seventh-day Adventist Texas Conference teachers (K-10).
Values and leadership characteristics of Seventh-day Adventist academy teachers in Michigan
Grade 9-Grade 12
Procedures: The Organizational Communication...
Problem: Two important aspects in the life and work of teachers are their values and leadership styles. The values they hold affect the influence they exert and the knowledge they impart, and the leadership styles they practice determine in part their...
Voluntary lateral transfer of students from selected Seventh-day Adventist secondary day schools - Parent and student attitudes and reasons (Attrition, California)
The purpose of this study was to examine student and parent perceptions of the educational philosophy, academic program, social climate, spiritual climate, moral climate, staff adequacy, or other factors that might contribute to discontinuance of attendance...
Volunteers as Tutors and Trainers of Tutors - A Qualitative Study
Problem: The Seventh-day Adventist church/North American Division initiated a Tutoring and Mentoring project in response to President Clinton's America Reads literacy campaign. This study documents the efforts of the church and the first cohort of trainees...
What Adventist Parents Consider Important in Choosing Schools for their Children
Parents in the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists face a variety of options when they choose schools for their children. The focus of this study was to discern the factors that Adventist parents consider important when they choose schools for their...
Bible Curriculum Map
Grade 5-Grade 8
A chart outlining the sequence and number of weeks planned for 9 units of Bible lessons aligned to the NAD Religion curriculum for grades 5-8.
Bible Curriculum Map - Grade 5-6 Odd Year Overview
Grade 5-Grade 8
This overview shows Bible standards for each lesson spaced by a unit test. See additional maps for the even year (school year ending in an even number) for a multigrade 5-6 room, and similar maps for Grade 7-8 odd and even cycles. The correlation guide and...
Bible Curriculum Map - Grade 7-8 Even Year Overview
Grade 7-Grade 8
This overview shows Bible standards for each lesson spaced by a unit test. See additional maps for the odd year (school year ending in an even number) for a multigrade 7-8 room and similar maps for Grade 5-6 odd and even cycles. The correlation guide and SLMs...
I Can Read Series - Review and Herald
Developed for the classroom and home school teaching, this series of early readers are all bilingual (English and Spanish). Topics include Bible stories, character development, and living things/animals. Each book features a vocabulary list, reading comprehension...
This presentation defines and explores the instructional strategy called inquiry-based learning, including examples from elementary science education.
NAD Elementary Level Educational Materials Checklist
Educational Materials Checklist/Order Form for elementary level textbooks and supplies which are currently approved and produced specifically for North American Division elementary schools.
PE Lesson Plans for Small Schools
Looking for an easy-to-use PE program for small schools? Debbie Morgan's elementary physical education lesson plans are specifically designed for small elementary schools with multi-grade classrooms, where budgetary constraints limit facilities and the amount...
Assessing Adventist Academics - A Mid-Point Update on CognitiveGenesis
This article provides an interim overview of results of a 4 year study of academic achievement for grade 3-9 and 11 student attending Adventist schools in North America. Results indicate that "students in NAD schools are both achieving above the national...
100 Creative Prayer Ideas for Kids
Do you or your children struggle to know what to say when asked to pray? Is prayer time becoming routine around your house--even boring? Karen Holford shares 100 creative prayer ideas that are guaranteed to make time with Jesus interesting, meaningful, and...
100 Quick and Easy Worship Ideas for Kids
For busy, tired, and overstretched parents everywhere who long to share God creatively with their families, Karen Holford shares 100 worship ideas that will transform your family time with Jesus.
Bible Readings for the Home
Find Scriptural answers to over four thousand questions about Bible topics including: The Bible, Sin, life and teaching of Christ, prophecy, coming events, law of God, Sabbath, Christian liberty, Christian growth and service, prayer and public worship, the...
Grade 3-Grade 6
Each of these special issues of Primary Treasure contains a Bible story that will teach children about one of the major truths found in the Bible. It includes a modern day story emphasizing the same topic, a summary of the topic and a puzzle. Sold in packets...
A Place In God's Heart
Kay Rizzo shares the secret of contentment, the guarantee of abundance, the heart of worship, the solution to spiritual thirst, and more in this daily devotional book. Devotional exercises concluding each chapter will help you apply the principles of shared...
Amazing True Mission Stories
An inspiring collection of true stories that share how God still works miracles. Stories come from various regions: Africa, Asia, South America, South Pacific islands, and Siberia. Each one shares God's willingness to bring individuals to Himself.
Guide to Service Learning Projects
Questions and information about setting up service learning in a course, with specific attention to faculty and program concerns.
Living In the Light
Douglas Cooper encourages readers to live constantly in an attitude of love and forgiveness, and shows how radical transformation takes place when Jesus, the light of all people, dwells within the believer.
Wonderful Words of Life
Known for his ability to apply parables to the Christian experience, Morris Venden shares a pictures of grace from some of Jesus' most unusual stories. Discussion topics include: How do you keep Satan out of your life once you've been converted? Why is the...
Adventist Camps, Campgrounds and Retreat Facilities
A listing of camps, campgrounds, and retreat facilities owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.
Austega Risk and Strategic Management: Gifted Links Library
The Australian-based Austega Risk and Strategic Management maintains a Gifted Resource Centre; its Gifted Links Library can connect you to hundreds of resources related to gifted education. Join an electronic discussion group, view sample school district gifted...
Bible Life Series 2: Exploring His Power
Grade 1-Grade 4
This is the second in the NAD Grades 1-4 Bible textbook cycle. The theme of Series 2, Exploring His Power, is the study of God and biblical demonstrations of power illustrating His love, care, and concern for each of us. The lessons begin with the creative...
Council for American Private Education - Facts and Studies
The report on student academic outcomes, school climate, and staff perceptions of private schools in the United States. Other links include: Private School FAQs; Academic Performance; NAEP Results; Public Likes Private Schools; School Safety and Security;...
Crossroads Series 9-12: Choices and Challenges
Grade 11-Grade 12
Choices and Challenges is part of the NAD secondary religion text series titled Crossroads. This text is designed to provide practical application of principles and concepts from the other units to the choices and challenges of everyday living....
Education World Early Childhood Community
This community has been created to celebrate and support the creativity and dedication of all those who participate in the education of young children. Teachers, parents, aides, and administrators are encouraged to explore these resources and share your ideas...
Grade 5-Grade 8
Designed with elementary teachers in mind, this website offers lesson activities to determine the four basic tastes. There are also activities that link the relationship between the senses and the brain, discussion questions, web-links, and suggested readings....
He Is Our Song
This youth songbook features 165 group songs, and is designed especially for academy and college use. It includes classics such as Side by Side, action songs, scriptural songs, antiphonal canons, plus many other praise songs. Guitar chords are included.
Kim, Kari, Kevin Storybook
Grade 1-Grade 2
A collection of engaging stories drawn from the lives of Kay Kuzma's own children, Kim, Kari, and Kevin. Beautifully illustrated, each story is designed to help children develop character traits such as faith, self-discipline, happiness, perseverance, honesty,...
NAD Stewardship Resources
The NAD Stewardship website offers a variety of resources and interactive tools that assist in personal giving and systematic benevolence. Read and download articles on tithes and offering, investment projects, offertory readings, stewardship newsletters,...
Link to Nutrition tip sheets compiled by the National Dietetic Association. Facts about healthy meals, snacks and nutrition needs of children and adults.
Pacific Union ECE Licensing Application Information
The Pacific Union Conference provides information about how to apply for licensing. Additional information includes application for child care, applicant information, criminal record statement, facility responsibilities, administrative organization, financial...