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  • Adventist Resource
    Northern Asia-Pacific Division Education webpage Preschool-Lifelong
    The Northern Asia-Pacific Division's (NSD) education pages include NSD education aims and mission statement, objectives, accreditation documents, directories, publications, and the role of schools.

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    SPD Accreditation Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Evaluative criteria for the accreditation Seventh-day Adventist Schools in the South Pacific Division. This manual or handbook includes guidelines for the school preparing for accreditation and criteria and forms for the evaluating visitors.

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    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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    A Commentary on Purpose, Principle and Change in Adventist Education, Part I Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Has the leopard changed its spots? Why do Adventist schools now differ so dramatically from the earlier ones? What has been the nature of change in Adventist education? These questions repeatedly arose while Floyd Greenleaf was writing In...

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    A System in Search of Identity Tertiary-Lifelong
    A historical perspective on SDA higher education and how its current direction has been largely shaped by the results of two identity crises. The results of the first led Adventist colleges to become liberal arts institutions rather than Bible colleges and...

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    Accreditation Protocol Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Watch a 2009 presentation to NAD school principals on accreditation protocol. The total length is about 2.5 hours, broken into eleven segments: Part 1, Part...

  • Advancing Excellence in Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), and National Study...

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    Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries - ACM Tertiary-Lifelong
    The official link to organizations using professional chaplains in secular or church-related institutions. ACM screens and endorses professionally prepared Adventist chaplains to serve in the areas of health care, corrections, campus and the military. The...

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    Adventist Post-Secondary Institutions Accreditation Status Tertiary-Lifelong
    This list identifies by institution and country all post-secondary institutions recognized and accredited by the Seventh-day Adventist church, along with the year each institution was first accredited and when current accreditation expires.

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education - AACTE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national voluntary organization of colleges and universities that prepare the nation's teachers and other educational personnel. Located in Washington, D.C., AACTE is the leader for innovation...

  • At the Starting Line: Early Childhood Programs in the 50 States Preschool-Kindergarten
    This document describes the types of early childhood education programs that are being funded by the United States. It provides baseline information about where states are in the process, and how far they have to go in providing high-quality, universally accessible...

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    Columbia Union School Evaluation Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find links for annual progress reports, evaluation criteria, templates, and accrediting agencies.

  • Council for American Private Education - CAPE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    CAPE, of which NAD was a founding member, is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. Their newsletter is available online (3 months after publication), as well as subscription information,...

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    Doors Opening for Adventist Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the South American Division (SAD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. The report discusses graduate studies, universities, secondary education, preschool and primary education, accreditation and recognition,...

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    Education Code for Southwestern Union Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Southwestern Union Education Code outlines the philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures governing the operation of schools, colleges and offices of education within the Southwestern Union of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This NAD resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K - 12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership; Management; Co-Curricular Programs; Constituency Relationships; Curriculum;...

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    How to Plan for an Accreditation Visit from the Adventist Accrediting Association Tertiary
    Preparing for a higher education accreditation visit can seem daunting. This detailed description of the committees, tasks and timelines from the Washington Adventist University faculty member designated as their AAA self-study chair includes tips to make...

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    JAE Editorial: Church Accreditation, Relevant or Unnecessary? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Does Adventist accreditation have a valid place in the changing educational environment? Andrea Luxton believes that the new face of Adventist higher education gives our church's accreditation process even more immediacy and relevance. Articles included in...

  • Maryland School Readiness and Early Childhood Education Preschool-Kindergarten
    The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) early childhood education website. Listed are a number of early childhood initiatives which promote best practices in early pedagogy and support the school reform efforts in Maryland.

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    Model Student Handbook Policies - Pacific Union Conference Preschool-Grade 12
    Reference this document when developing a school handbook for an Adventist school. Sections to include in North America Division schools are included. Some sections can be used verbatim and other sections refer to information from the Pacific...

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    NAD Grades 9-12 Evaluation Instrument Grade 9-Grade 12
    One of three components for the evaluation process of Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    NAD Grades K-10 Evaluation Instrument Kindergarten-Grade 10
    One of three components for the evaluation process of Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    NAD Grades K-12 Evaluation Instrument Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One of three components for the evaluation process of Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    NAD Grades K-8 Evaluation Instrument Kindergarten-Grade 8
    One of three components for the evaluation process of Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    NAD Small Schools Evaluation Instrument Kindergarten-Grade 9
    One of three components for the evaluation process of small Seventh-day Adventist schools in the North American Division, this handbook provides instruction for Visiting Committee members. Includes the role, function, membership, and responsibilities of members,...

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    NAD Terms of Accreditation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download an overview of the terms of accreditation for North American Division schools, as stated by the North American Division Commission on Accreditation.

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    NAD Visiting Committee Handbook Grade 9-Grade 12
    This handbook contains criteria for completion of the accreditation process for Seventh-day Adventist schools. The accreditation process has three stages: (1) the self-study, (2) the visit by a visiting team, and (3) the follow-up activities. Outlined are...

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education - NCATE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    NCATE is the profession's mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher...

  • National Council for Private School Accreditation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Visit NCPSA's website for more information about this consortium of accrediting associations for the recognition of private schools in the USA. The North American Division of SDAs was a founding member of the NCPSA.

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    New Buildings, Exciting Opportunities Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The 1985-1990 Education Report from the Euro-Africa (now Inter-European) Division (EUD) presented at the Adventist General Conference Session. Enrollment statistics are provided. The report discusses religious instruction courses, new buildings, new programs,...

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    School Board Manual - NAD Southwestern Union K-10 Kindergarten-Grade 10
    This Southwestern Union School Board Manual K-10 contains major policies, plans, and procedures recommended for the administration of conference schools. This manual is designed to effect a caring, involved application of principles that will lead to more...

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    Seventh-day Adventist IBMTE Handbook and accreditation guides Grade 9-Lifelong
    Download the IBMTE (International Board of Ministerial and Theological Education) Handbook, and other resources for AAA accreditation.

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    Spiritual Master-planning - A Short Guide Tertiary-Lifelong
    All accredited Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities are expected by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities (AAA) to have a spiritual master plan, a plan that identifies the spiritual goals of the...

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    SSD Orientation for Adventist Accreditation Association Visit Grade 9-Grade 12
    This Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) document is for presentation to the Secondary School faculty and board just before a visit from the Adventist Accreditation Association (AAA). It provides background information on the AAA as well as preparations required...

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    SSD Secondary School Evaluation Checklists Grade 7-Grade 12
    The sample lists drafted will aid secondary evaluation team members as they gather information for their reports. Developed for Southern-Asia Pacific Division schools, adaptable as prompts for other regions.

  • States' Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers Preschool-Kindergarten
    Over 60% of American preschoolers are cared for by someone other than their parents much of the workweek. Debra J. Ackerman writes about the importance of quality preschool programs and the need for standardized pre-service requirements for early childhood...

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    Substantial Change in Program Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download the NAD Policy for Schools Substantially Changing Educational Program during a voted accreditation term.

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    The Challenge of Growth - Managing the Expansion of Adventist Education Around the World Kindergarten-Lifelong
    GC Education Director Dulan explains the structure of the Adventist education system. A case study approach introduces the challenges to the growth of Adventist higher education programs of study, and encourages greater cooperation from institutions in following...

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    The Purpose and Function of the Adventist Accrediting Association Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses the following questions: "What assurance can a student, parent, or employer have that an Adventist school provides quality education? How is quality defined, and by whom? Does the work of the Adventist Accrediting Association duplicate...

  • Universal Preschool Is No Golden Ticket: Why Government Should Not Enter the Preschool Business Preschool-Kindergarten
    Darcy Ann Olsen presents an argument of why government should not enter into the preschool business. Georgia and New York have both implemented universal preschool programs, and many states have followed a similar plan. These programs are voluntary so far,...

  • Universal Preschool: Much to Gain but Who Will Pay? Preschool-Kindergarten
    A proposal for finding a feasible way to finance universal preschool for four-year-olds, and possibley, three-year-olds. Topics include: a brief discussion of the relationship between preschool, preschool quality and developmental outcomes; background on the...

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    Who's In Charge? Observations on Governance In Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Adventist historian Greenleaf shares keypoints in Adventist education history regarding issues of governance, and the relationship between church and school administration. The article strives to answer the question, "Will the weight of circumstances...

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    You Can't Tell a School By Its Name Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue asks what causes so many colleges and universities that began as Christian institutions to lose their identity. A survey of some possible practical, emotional, and philosophical contributing factors...