In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, explains the role of qualitative research in this issue of
. Articles include:
INFO Editorial: Successful Learning
Following Jesus Unreservedly
In this editorial, Wa-Mbaleka, describes how this issue of International Forum
focuses on three factors of successful learning: emotional support, linguistic competence, and academic support.
Articles in this issue include:
"Institutions of higher education entice us with promises of excellence and distinction, and the opportunity to change the world through the acquisition of knowledge. Jesus’ model is drastically different: Come. Follow Me. Be nothing. And I will...
Hernán Fernández Lobos - Dialogue with an Adventist leader of religious affairs in southern Chile
"Get involved in the great conversation of faith with other communities. They should never feel isolated from you as a faith group. The more we work toward unity and inclusion in understanding one another—our faith, our culture, our religious and...
Jesus in the Archives
"The Incarnation provides value and interest to our study and research. As we do with the Incarnation, we can know some things, but our knowledge is limited. We keep seeking and also accept that we need humility and scholarship in our work because we...
Maximilian Jantscher - An Adventist Artist in Austria with a Glowing Touch for the Heroes of Faith
"Maximilian is currently a professional painting-therapist to help people find and resolve problems by painting certain scenes of their life. He invites people for painting classes and tells them that they can only find peace when they make Jesus their...
You Did It to Me - What a youth team in Temuco, Chile, is doing to witness for God's glory
After earnest prayer, a group of college students and young professionals in Chile chose to build and furnish a house for a family in need.
Dialogue Editorial: The Enduring Legacy of the Protestant Reformation
"This issue of Dialogue commemorates the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses onto the door of the church at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, which in effect launched the Protestant Reformation that changed the world and...
Ellen White's Portrait of Martin Luther
"Luther and Ellen White highlighted the ultimate authority of Scripture for faith and practice, the importance of Scripture as its own interpreter, the close relationship between the Old and New Testaments, and the central role of Jesus Christ. They strongly...
Christian Education Bible Study
Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on accreditation protocol. The total length is about 2.5 hours, broken into eleven segments:
How To Create a Teacher E-Clip
"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:
This how-to video describes how teachers can create and share Teacher E-Clips. E-Clips are short videos of great ideas by great teachers with tips for teachers in a one-minute video format, so teachers can quickly absorb the main idea of other teachers sharing...
Son Harvest County Fair - Student-led Week of Prayer Kit
Grade 5-Grade 8
Download scripts, powerpoints, and songs to prepare your students to lead a Week of Prayer at your school or in your community. A short video and photo gallery provide glimpses of God's love in action as 6th graders lead their school to grow the fruits of...
Teacher E-Clips - Movie Book Trailer, Come Back, Salmon
Grade 1-Grade 4
Are you looking for a creative way to integrate technology and provide media rich assignments? Have your students create a book trailer. This culminating activity allows students to show what they have learned, along with adding their own personality and excitement...
Teacher E-Clips - Reading Loft
This short clip shows a classroom reading loft, complete with puppet show theater.
Teacher E-Clips - Salty Christian Popcorn Company
Grade 3-Grade 6
Students experienced practical learning by starting a business to facilitate understanding the concept of free enterprise. They learned about the mechanics of popcorn popping, performed experiments on expansion and yield, and worked assembly lines. They created...
Boardmanship and Schoolwide Communication
Creating and Managing Successful Teams
Lead versus Boss Management
A presentation for NAD school principals, available in 5 video parts:
Marketing Strategies for Adventist Schools
Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on leadership styles and educational administration, in six 10-15 minute segments:
Teacher E-Clips - Garden Habitat
Watch a presentation for Adventist principals on strategies to market Christian education effectively. Available in seven segments:
Short video-How one school created a garden habitat on their school grounds to inspire student-driven learning, creative writing, find faith applications, and observe nature. Numerous opportunities for hands-on learning and integrating faith arise spontaneously.
Teacher E-Clips - Gutter Bookshelves
This short video shows an innovative way to display books within easy reach for primary grades. Vinyl gutters installed along your walls make beautiful bookshelves for elementary classrooms.
Teacher E-Clips - Prayer-Spider Lifeline
Short video-Faith integrated object lesson about prayer and a spider's escape line that teachers can use in their classroom. Shared by Apryl Maloon, Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy, 2012.
The Special Character of Adventist Education Video
A presentation for NAD school principals with guidelines for effective teacher evaluation, in 5 short video parts:
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...
Sexual Attitudes on SDA Campuses, Circa. 1978
This article reports a study of Adventist sexual patterns on SDA campuses. Data were collected on two Adventist college campuses and four non-Adventist college campuses. It examined the students' sexual values and the relationship of these values to their...
VG1 A megastudy of faith maturity and its relationship to variables within the home, school, and church
Grade 6-Grade 12
Concern with declining enrollment and commitment in Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States and Canada led to one of the largest studies ever undertaken by any church group. The research involved nearly 11,000 6th through 12th grade youth and another...
VG1 Researching faith maturity questions on methods and findings of valuegenesis
Grade 6-Grade 12
Kijai interviews Donahue regarding the methodology of the Valuegenesis I study of students attending Grades 6-12 in North American Adventist schools
VG2 Canadian Report
Grade 6-Grade 12
The Canadian Valuegenesis 2 research reports the influence of family, church, and school in the faith, values, loyalty, and commitment of Seventh-day Adventist youth in the Adventist church in Canada.
VG2 The relationship between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic orientations to religion and youth ministry involvement
Grade 6-Grade 12
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between faith maturity, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and youth ministry involvement. We used data from Valuegenesis II, a North American national survey of youths attending Seventh-day Adventist...
Perspective : Michiana Adventist Forum Presents Panel Discussion on the Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church
On Saturday, February 21, the Michiana Adventist Forum held a panel discussion on the campus of Andrews University entitled, “The Millennial Generation and the Adventist Church.” This article is a summary of the discussion, written by Scott Moncrieff,...
Social Attachment to the Seventh - day Adventist Church among Young Adults
As part of a ten-year longitudinal study on youth retention in the church, 755 young adults with Seventh-day Adventist backgrounds were surveyed to explore factors that relate to social attachment to the religious community. The sample was distributed throughout...
The ABCs and Ds of Young Adult Relationships - A Conceptual Model for Discipling New Generations
Literature has consistently pointed to relationship building as the primary means of nurturing the spiritual growth of adolescents and emerging adults (Setan, 2008). Yet, according to recent observations, the relevant praxis of young adult ministry is all...
The Relationship of Parenting Styles to Commitment to the Church among Young Adults
A survey of 653 Seventh-day Adventist young adults, randomly distributed throughout the United States and Canada, compared their perceptions of the way their parents treated them as children with their present commitment to the church. Warm, caring behaviors...
The World of the Adventist Teenager
The North American Division commissioned the Institute of Church Ministry to conduct a longitudinal study of ten years to discover what proportion of young people leave the church and why. This book reports on the first two years of surveying over 1500 youth...
Valuegenesis - Faith in the Balance
For those in families, congregations, and schools who are earnestly seeking ways of developing the faith maturity and commitment to service of the church's rising generations, this book is a must!
Factors Promoting Abstinence Among Adventist Youth - A Report
This article explores youth within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and their interactions with substance use within the context of the Adventist belief in abstinence. The data was collected using questionnaires administered to Adventist youth and explores...
Alienation from Religion in Church Related Adolescents
This research paper explores the relationship between alienation from religion and other selected variables among church-relate adolescents. The sample consists of 390 high school students attending three youth conferences sponsored by Protestant judicatories....
Developing Spiritual Values
This chapter deals with understanding how spiritual values are formed, and an exploration of how values are developed. The authors suggest that values cannot be transmitted because they are concepts that cannot be forced upon an individual - each person develops...
ABC’s of Leading for the New Principal
This 2012 NAD presentation session introduced induction and preparedness strategies for the new principal. If you are an entry level school administrator, or are returning to school administration, then this session is for you! Join us for an engaging session...
Creating the Best Classroom Theme Ever
This 2012 NAD presentation handout inspires teachers to use spiritual themes in their classrooms. It offers easy ways to create a theme that will last throughout the year and throughout your students’ lifetimes.
Essential Elements of Multi-Component Marketing for K-8 Schools
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation renders practice-tested strategies for increasing enrollment and community support for your elementary school. Learn fun and innovative promotional ideas, including home visitations. Different components of marketing are described that help avoid the common pitfall of focusing on a one-audience segment.
Games That Keep Students Going
Every high school teacher is looking for games and activities that they can use before, during, and after physical education classes. This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation has many for you to discover.
Leading Up - Practicing Leadership at Any Level
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates that educators must employ many leadership skills, yet many are not in top or designated power positions. If they are successful, they provide leadership in the truest sense–leadership that...
praiseTime Guitar for Adventist Schools
Grade 2-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation demonstrates how the praiseTime guitar program provides quality guitar instruction to students unable to afford private lessons and an avenue for music instruction for students who do not otherwise enroll in music...
The Effects of Visual Learning - Now I See It Teaching
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation reviews the current research and literature supporting the model of multi-sensory teaching, with a special emphasis on visual and hands-on experiences. Teaching various subjects employing the use of puppetry,...
The Emerging Face of Special Students - Strategies for Success in School
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation utilizes current curricular models to meet the needs of Autistic students and/or students classified with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This session gives strategies and materials to work with and better understand...
To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations
Grade 7-Grade 12
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...
What We Can Learn from Video Games - Classroom Application
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will help teachers understand how game players develop effective social practices and skills in navigating complex systems, and how those skills can support learning in other complex domains.
Writing Workshop Mini-Lessons—the Easy Way to Teach Writing!
This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation previews the Writing Toolkit, a collection of ready-to-use mini-lessons to help teachers provide instruction in Writing Workshops. This tool is part of the Pathways Language Arts curriculum. Whether or not you...
Celebrating the Writing of Children in the Primary Grades
Publishing and sharing the writing of young children often appears difficult and overwhelming to the busy teacher. This 2012 NAD presentation shares secrets for celebrating the writing accomplishments of young students. There are samples of simple classroom...
A Portrait of Seventh-day Adventist Schools
This paper presents a portrait of Seventh-day Adventist schools. It provides a comparison of Seventh-day Adventist schools to averages for all private schools in the United States.
John Wesleys Small Group Ministry - A Membership Retention and Discipleship Model for the Seventh-day Adventist Church
This presentation lays out a small group ministry by John Wesley. It is focused on membership retention and discipleship. The purpose of this study is to ascertain that the Wesleyan small group approach may be used as a model for discipling and membership...