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  • Adventist Resource
    1980-1985 Five Years of Change in SDA Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This report from the JAE special 1985 General Conference issue introduces the division educational leaders, presents enrollment statistics, accreditation issues, the current education situation of institutions, and headquarters organization and planning.

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    2010 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2010. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote, nurture and empower young adults.

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    2011 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2011. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote nurture and empower young adults.

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    2013 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2013. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote, nurture and empower young adults.

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    A description of trends in home economics curriculum, enrollment, and degrees granted in Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities - A five year study, 1976-1980 Tertiary
    Problem: As the role of home economics continues to be defined and evaluated within Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities and higher education generally, a clear perception is needed of the purposes and directions of home economics. The purpose...

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    A Study of Parental Attitudes Regarding Secondary Boarding Schools of the Mid America Union of Seventh-day Adventists Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: One of the challenging problems of SDA education in North America is the possible trend of declining enrollment of boarding academies, which have been the mainstay of the SDA secondary school system. It was the purpose of this study to determine...

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    A Study of the Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist Parents Toward the Support of Seventh-day Adventist Church Schools in British Columbia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Despite the numerical growth of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) membership and the number of private and parochial schools, there has not been a corresponding increase in student enrollment in Adventist church schools in British Columbia, Canada....

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    A Study on Selected Factors Influencing School Choice Among the Seventh-day Adventist Population in Southwest Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem One of the most significant problems currently facing Seventh-day Adventist church schools in North America is declining enrollment in Grades K-12. In Southwest Michigan where this study was done, Seventh-day Adventist parents tend to make choices...

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    Advancement, Involvement, and Cooperation: 1995-2000 Report Eastern Africa Division Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1995-2000 Education Report from the Eastern African Division (EAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses the advancements and progress made in the following areas: Interdepartmental Cooperation; Meetings and Programs;...

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    Adventist Choices - The Relationship Between Adventist Culture and Adventist Education, Part 1 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This two-part series presents findings from a research study on how the concept of Adventist culture impacts enrollment in Adventist schools.

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    Adventist Choices - The Relationship Between Adventist Culture and Adventist Education, Part 2 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "In Part 1, readers were introduced to the design and methodology of a study that examined Adventist culture within the continental United States–its roots, its ramifications, and its relativity among church members. Part 2 will share the results...

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    Adventist Colleges and Universities and the Almighty Rankings Tertiary
    Gregorutti provides a review of college ranking and “some of the implications for Adventist colleges and universities.” The article considers whether the rankings really measure quality and whether Adventist institutions should “use these...

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    Adventist Education Makes a Difference Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. During this time, there were many K-12 curriculum development workshops and steering committees held to develop curriculum guides,...

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    Adventist Education Marketing Resources - North American Division Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Available to promote Adventist education and your local school are fliers, brochures, church bulletins and posters.

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    An Assessment of Factors Influencing Student Enrollment Within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Schools Tertiary
    Secondary schools operating within the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist are experiencing severe enrollment fluctuations and some instances declines. These trends and patterns have set off alarms within the Southern Union Adventist educational...

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    An investigation of perceptions of recruiting strategies - utilized for home economics students in three Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education in the United States of America Tertiary
    Problem: In view of the decline in enrollment among institutions of higher education in general and in SDA institutions in particular, a study of the factors influencing the reason for choice of college as well as other pertinent factors was conducted....

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    An Open Letter Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Do you like what you see when you drive up to your school? A school's physical plant is sometimes its best recruiting tool. Shared here are simple ideas on how schools can cultivate an attractive and welcoming climate outside, for the entrance, throughout...

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    Assessing the Service Advantage! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "How can your school stand out against the competition? Two constants in providing education are the actual education received and the teacher, but what helps your school stand out is the facilitating services, services you offer that others don't."...

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    Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventists to parochial education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Problem: Despite growth in Seventh-day Adventist church membership, the enrollment trends in the North American Division schools are static. This study attempts to establish some reasons for this static enrollment by evaluating members’ attitudes...

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    Boarding Academy Enrollment - a Challenge Grade 9-Grade 12
    The author recommends a series of program steps for academy principals to lead in communicating with all adolescents in Adventist churches in their constituency, in order to develop awareness of the importance of faith-based education, the value of Adventist education and the results of taking action to support Adventist schools.

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    Breaking New Ground Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 2000-2005 Education Report from the Trans-European Division (TED) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Challenges, new buildings, enrollment gains, higher education achievements, in-service for educators, and winning students for Christ...

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    Budgets and Boards Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A schools budget plan reflects is commitment to education in monetary terms. The combined efforts of staff, school organizations, constituency members, and the board, in preparing the budget, will help schools become more accountable to those they serve. Topics...

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    Building a Christ-Centered School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This devotional shares insights in how to build a more Christ-centered school. Staying focused on the main thing is the theme. And in parenting or teaching, the main thing is... Christ IN us & Christ THROUGH us for the good of His children every day.

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    Building Enrollment in the Early Childhood Program Preschool-Kindergarten
    Enrollment is the life blood of an early childhood program. These 2012 NAD presentation handouts include a call log for prospective parents, census sheets, classroom evaluation forms, and a parent preschool evaulation form.

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    Capturing the Silent Killers of the Best-laid Marketing Plans Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Cafferky identifies several barriers to successful marketing plans. He shares how careful planning, focused marketing, coordination, communication, and organization can be essential to effective marketing.

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    Caring and Excellence - SUD Report 1990 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the Southern Asia Division (SUD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Statistics showing growth are provided. The strengths of the education program are commitment, curricular strategies, community relations,...

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    Celebrating a Century of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the Trans-European Division (TED) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. 1990 marked the 100th anniversary of church school operation in the division. The report discusses new buildings, doubling the enrollment,...

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    Critique Your Marketing Materials Kindergarten-Tertiary
    What marketing tools does your school have available? How are these tools helping you market your mission? These and many other helpful tips are included in this PowerPoint presentation by Dan Day, Vice President for Marketing & Enrollment Services at...

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    Developing a Marketing Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This PowerPoint addresses what marketing is and is not, and how to go about developing a marketing plan. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD Marketing Our Mission Summit.

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    Does Adventist Education Still Have a Niche? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McKenzie discusses the Nude, Nudge, and Niche Factors in marketing Adventist education. He encourages administrators to face the bare facts, find solutions, and focus on the unique mission of Adventist education. This presentation was part of the 2005 NAD...

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    ECD Self-Study Instrument for Secondary Schools Grade 9-Grade 12
    This ECD Self-Study Instrument guides the board and school personnel through a program leading to Total Quality Improvement (TQI). It focuses on 10 performance areas: general information, mission, philosophy, and objectives; spiritual emphasis; leadership...

  • Adventist Resource
    Effective Recruiting for the Long Term Kindergarten-Lifelong
    With planning and organization, most schools can develop an active, systematic recruitment plan that will boost enrollment. Imperative to an enrollment plan's success, however, is the support of the school board and constituent churches in promoting the plan.

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    Effects of Generational Change on Enrollment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Epperson shares findings in the Florida Conference in the search for reasons for declining elementary enrollment. He outlines the differences between four generations. The impact of culture, demographics and generation change on school enrollment is addressed.

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    Empty Desk Prayer Initiative Preschool-Grade 12
    Why empty desks in our classrooms? And what can we do about them? Is this just a challenge of marketing for our schools? Is it time to think differently? It is a matter of great concern if a child, for whatever reason, is not at one of our schools. Through...

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    Enrollment Decline in Urban New York Seventh-day Adventist Schools - Solutions? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This paper identifies the problem, reviews relevant literature and then cites New York city as an example of enrollment urban decline. Solutions center on present efforts to remedy the situation. No similar studies have been published, and while there...

  • Adventist Resource
    Essential Elements of Multi-Component Marketing for K-8 Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    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.

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    Factors affecting student enrollment choice - A study of no-shows Tertiary-Lifelong
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to discover and examine the reasons why undergraduate prospective students who were accepted into degree programs at La Sierra University chose not to enroll (no shows). Factors which influenced no shows' decisions...

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    Factors Influencing Enrollment in Adventist K-12 Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This paper summarizes Adventist dissertation research on factors affecting enrollment in Seventh-day Adventist K-12 schools in North America and overseas, 1960-2005. It includes actual trends in private K-12 schools in the USA in comparison with Adventist education.

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    Factors influencing enrollment trends in Seventh-day Adventist boarding schools in North America Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Enrollment is declining in the majority of Seventh-day Adventist boarding academies in North America, while it is increasing in a few. This study seeks to identify the more important factors related to increasing and declining enrollment trends....

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    Factors influencing Seventh-day Adventist African-Americans parents to support SDA primary schools in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This dissertation assesses attitudes and demographic factors that influence enrollment of African-American parents' children in Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) primary schools. The investigator's intention was to enhance understanding of the reasons why Seventh-day...

  • Adventist Resource
    Five Ways to Promote Your School during Summer Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Five practical ways pastors and principals can promote their church school during summer months.

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    Gone Fishin' - NAD Schools Enrollment and Marketing Presentation Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Fishing for great enrollment numbers? You need to know where to fish, what to fish with (net or a pole?), what bait to use, how to get the fish in the boat, and finally when to fish. In this [ASDASA] break-out I will be your fishing guide!"

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    Growth and Challenges Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the Eastern Africa Division presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The overwhelming growth during this time produced challenges that are a source of concern and debate among teachers, educational leaders,...

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    Growth, Plans, and Publications Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 2000-2005 Education Report from the South American Division (SAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Education has been consolidated. Many publications were produced that provide information and orientation, encourage unity, and foster...

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    Increasing Student Access in K to 12 Education - A Challenge for Adventist Schools in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Themes addressed are “(1) the challenge of youth retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the role that Christian education can play; (2) the challenge we face of providing high-quality education; and (3) the challenge of making Adventist education...

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    JAE Editorial: A Renewed College Commitment Tertiary-Lifelong
    From 1975 to 1984, the percentage of Seventh-day Adventist students attending Seventh-day Adventist colleges decreased. Between 1984 and 1990, the percentage went up. The editorial suggests that one reason for the increase might be an emphasis on hiring more...

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    JAE Editorial: Alarming Trends Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The results of a 1990 study that compares current enrollment in Adventist schools with 1975. The study found that the ratio per 1000 Adventist students had gone down significantly while the percentage of non-Adventist students had gone up significantly. While...

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    JAE Editorial: Global Trends in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Humberto Rasi discusses several trends in Adventist education such as academic quality, parental involvement, teacher accountability, enrollment, spirituality and biblical values, service orientation, missionary service, strategic planning, innovation, and...

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    JAE Editorial: Reading, 'Riting, and Recruiting Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gene Edelbach's editorial addresses current enrollment concerns in Adventist elementary schools, academies, colleges and universities throughout the North American Division, and states that the goal and challenge for educators should be to double the number...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: A Warranty - on Teachers!; Students Report Contact With Religious Cults; Color and Learning; Allergy Effects Are Extensive;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: 'New Agenda' on Womens Issues Needed; Student Loan Defaulters; Accidents Are Leading Killer of Children; Academic Libraries...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Parents and Schoolwork; Texas Fines Publishers For Textbook Errors; Survey Finds More Students Selecting a College for Financial...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Spending and School Achievement are Connected, New Study Shows; IQ tests versus Multiple Intelligence Theory; Improving High...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: CIRCLE--A Resource for You!; Art Contests; U.S. College Enrollment; Percentage of Teen and Young Adults in College Rises;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Bread Making Kit for Schools; Home Schooling Increasing; Health Affects Student Achievement; Reassessment of Corporal Punishment;...

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    Let Your Customers Do the Talking Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Word-of-mouth advertising can revolutionize a recruitment program and overall school enrollment. Finding parents and supporters who are positive talkers, and convincing them to promote your school, is the challenge addressed by Cafferky, an international marketing specialist.

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    Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty - Using Data-driven Decision-making to Improve Enrollment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    While the authors focused on a specific small Adventist school in midwestern United States, their work to determine which current marketing strategies were most effective and how school image was influential in developing parent loyalty could be extended to...

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    Marketing - Responding to Change in a Changing Environment Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The focus of marketing Adventist schools has changed since the 1970's. This article explores the "Adventist advantage," especially showing how small schools can showcase their uniqueness.

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    Marketing Adventist Education in North America Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Tucker presents discussion and research reports on marketing Adventist education in North America. Included in this presentation are the following: NAD Focus Group Data, Focus Group Survey Reports, Survey Results, and Survey Instrument.

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    Marketing Ideas that Work - Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Rouse shares effective marketing ideas that work, specifically for teachers, school boards, constituents, parents, and pastors.

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    Marketing Ideas That Work for Academy Day Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Carey shares marketing ideas that work for Adventist day academies. He discusses the 4 P's (product, price, place, promotion) and the 4 M's (motive, markets, messages, methods), trends in Adventist education, barriers to effective marketing, and suggestions...

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    Marketing Seventh-day Adventist higher education - College-choice motivators and barriers Tertiary
    Purpose: Approximately 75% of Seventh-day Adventist college-bound youth do not attend the church's 15 colleges in North America. This study explored the views of Adventist college-bound participants regarding the factors (motivators and barriers) that...

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    Marketing Strategies Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to marketing resources useful for any size of school.

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    Marketing Your Way Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Penner's presentation suggests three steps to marketing your mission: clear your mind and your desk, find your postion and polish the image, focus on moving the student to action.

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    Mission Enablers Preschool-Grade 12
    Note: Mission Enablers is no longer active, but archived articles are accessible. Mission Enablers consults primarily with Christian schools to create and implement plans that enhance their mission, build their capacity to serve, and improve their...

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    NAD Focus Group and Survey Report Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The NAD Focus Group Report presents results from a study that sought to identify why the majority of Adventist students are not enrolling in SDA schools, and to determine how best to market Adventist education throughout the North American Division.

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    NAD Office of Education Marketing Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Tucker and Blackmer answer critical questions about marketing Adventist education. Addressed are questions such as What is Marketing?, Why is marketing Adventist education necessary?, Who is the Competition?, Who is our Market?,...

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    NAD Principals Assess Enrollment Funding and Governance Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Review findings from an in-depth online survey of Adventist academy principals in North America which dealt with questions pertaining to the areas of enrollment, funding, and governance, and how these areas impact a school’s ability to achieve the objective...

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    Pacific Union Student Application Preschool-Grade 12
    For an example of a student application fillable document, check out the Pacific Union Conference's (NAD).

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    PET 11-03: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Preschool-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' March 2011 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition reviews 10 links to websites with information and tools for marketing Christian education.

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    Practical Public Relations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Despite limited financial resources, schools can do much to create positive perceptions and build relationships with the community, parents, prospective students, and the media. This article gives practical and creative examples of building relationships with...

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    Profile 2001 - Results From the Eighth Biennial Survey of Adventist Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares what has been learned from prior Profile surveys and explains the process and findings of the 2001 survey. The following components of the Adventist educational system in North America were examined: purpose and reasons, plans and resources,...

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    Project Affirmation - Finding New Ways to Market and Enhance Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Project Affirmation is a planned process to encourage change within the North American Adventist system of education. Its primary goal is to engage North American educators in dialogue that will encourage them to embrace a shared vision of the mission of Adventist...

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    Providing Our Youth With Access and Opportunity to Attend Adventist Colleges Tertiary
    This article, from the JAE special issue on higher education, reports on research that details how Adventist families and young people describe their feelings about Adventist colleges as well as what they want and expect. The findings should be widely applicable...

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    Rapid Growth and Expanding Education Opportunities to Reach the World Preschool-Tertiary
    The 2015-2020 Education Report from the East-Central Africa Division (ECD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. As the largest division in the world church, the ECD also runs the largest network of Adventist schools. “During this past...

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    Reasons Seventh-day Adventist Parents Gave for Not Sending their Children to Seventh-day Adventist Elementary and Secondary Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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. Method:...

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    Recruiter or Anti-Recruiter? The College Instructor's Role in Marketing Tertiary-Lifelong
    All Adventist colleges and universities have four marketing tools: academic programs/facilities, money, students, and faculty. Of these four, the faculty play a significant role advertising the school's academic quality while maintaining strong relationships...

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    Recruiting Strategies for Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Researched and practical insights regarding marketing and recruitment for Adventist elementary and secondary schools; a graduate research assignment shared by an experienced Adventist educator.

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    Releasing the Power of the Equipped Small School Principal Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation describes a platform from which a small school principal can be successful in a rural, urban, small or large school setting. Balance a sound spiritual atmosphere with the caliber of dynamic academic and community...

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    Removing the Financial Barriers to Enrollment Kindergarten-Lifelong
    While finances may be a crucial factor in preventing students from obtaining a private school education, it is the number one factor in increasing enrollment and enlarging an institution. Considerable discussion is given to assessing the changing characteristics...

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    Reputation Marketing - How to Share Success, Build Your Image, and Create Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Sauder shares how to take the good things happening at your school and turn them into opportunites to promote your school's mission and committment to excellence. A seminar booklet accompanies the PowerPoint presentation.

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    School Choice - What Parents Choose Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Part 2 of 2. The researchers "sought to explore the factors that influence parents’ choice of school for their children using a mixed methods approach."

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    Selected factors influencing school choice among the Seventh-day Adventist population in Southwest Michigan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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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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    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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    Success stories: The development of a theory to explain the qualities found in Adventist schools that show consistent enrollment increases Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What are the qualities found in select Adventist schools that show consistent enrollment increases over the last five years? The telling of their success stories gives clues to how others might reverse the enrollment trend in Adventist Education which has...

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    Survey of Church Members with School age Children in the New Jersey Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a study conducted for the New Jersey Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to gather information and assess attitudes about Christian education. Data are based on telephone interviews conducted by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Taking a Systems Approach to Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1995-2000 Education Report from the North American Division (NAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses the advancements and progress made in the following areas: Enrollment Trends; Systems Thinking; Spiritual Master...

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    The ABC’s of Growing a Church School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Use these 25 tips to help grow your school!

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    The Challenge of Change Tertiary-Lifelong
    Colleges and universities are expected to precipitate change. A college must be unique and yet be interdependent with its sponsoring church in terms of philosophy and mission, enrollment of the youth, and financial support. The challenge of change is addressed...

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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 Importance of and Relationship Between Admissions Criteria for Undergraduate Students and the Management of the Office of Admissions in Seventh-day Adventist Institutions of Higher Education Tertiary
    Problem: The selection and admission of undergraduate students involves the admissions office in the responsibility of maintaining; the delicate threefold balance of academic excellence and quality, institutional economic stability, and the provision...

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    The Principal is Moving - Again! Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article reports on a doctoral dissertation that studied the length of service in the principalship of Adventist secondary schools in the U.S. from 1948-1983. Length of service in boarding and day academies, various union conferences, and school enrollment...

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    The Process of Creativity Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McVane discusses the necessity of the creative process in a rapidly changing market. He notes that since the consumer today is very different from the consumer of 10 years ago, Adventist education needs to assess the needs of current consumers.

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    The Quality of Adventist Education - How can we know how well we are doing? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Enrollment numbers for schools and colleges, like market share in the car industry, can be a poor indicator of product quality, economic stability, or contributions to the common good. Andreasen raises and discusses essential questions to assess how an Adventist...

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    The Teacher Makes the Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What is the primary purpose of Adventist Christian education? The author emphasizes that the mission of Adventist education is to lead youth to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Shared is the story of Angela and her journey to Christ as a result...

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    Tracking Admissions - Marketing Metrics Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Josephson presents the importance of tracking admissions of new and returning students in Christian education.

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    Trends Influencing Enrollment in Adventist K-12 Schools in NAD Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In a review of Adventist educational research (1980-2005), Gregorutti infers that enrollment in North American Adventist K-12 schools seems to be affected by: 1) parent's perceptions, 2) parents exposure to and/or identification with Adventist education, 3)...

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    Turning Guests into Family in One Easy Visit Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Becker shares how careful planning can turn school visits into effective marketing opportunities.

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    Using Extracurricular Activities to Boost Your School's Enrollment Kindergarten-Lifelong
    While location, faculty, academics, and spiritual tone are important recruiting elements, extra curricular activities remain an enticing factor for prospective college students. Music, drama, sports, athletics, and ministry teams are effective ways of involving...

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    Using the Web Effectively Kindergarten-Grade 12
    McVane shares pointers on developing school websites that can effectively market your school.

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    Voluntary lateral transfer of students from selected Seventh-day Adventist secondary day schools - Parent and student attitudes and reasons (Attrition, California) Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    What Adventist Parents Consider Important in Choosing Schools for their Children Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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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...

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    Word-of-Mouth Marketing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Cafferky discusses the value and benefits of word-of-mouth marketing, citing examples from early Bible times to present day theories.