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    A Study of Student and Faculty Perceptions of the Religious Environment of Andrews University in Relation to Religiosity Tertiary
    Problem: A report of the perceptions of the environment of an institution can be useful in assessing the effectiveness of that institution. This study assessed student and faculty perceptions of the religious environment of Andrews University, a Seventh-day...

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    A Whole School Approach to Changing School Culture - The SASA Way Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Anyone who has worked in a school or classroom knows changing a culture can be difficult and daunting. The staff at Sydney Adventist School Auburn decided to take up this challenge. These are reflections we can share about the journey so far."

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    Administration - Teacher Bulletin Volume 8 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Being an administrator is a time consuming position - whether it is in a small school as a teaching/principal or as a full time administrator in a larger school. The resources here are intended to make your job easier." The following forms and suggestions...

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    An application of the Finlayson School climate scales to four Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Finlayson School Climate Questionnaires were administered to four independent secondary schools, each belonging to the Seventh-day Adventist system of education. Two were boarding schools situated in Perth and Melbourne and two were day schools situated...

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    Are Adventist Schools Safe? The Answer May Surprise You Grade 1-Grade 12
    Since Adventist schools are not unaffected by the effects of violence, Adventist teachers and administrators cannot afford to ignore the issue. Reflecting on findings from Plummer and Gifford's studies on violence in Adventist schools, this article includes...

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    Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in Australia Grade 9-Grade 12
    “Final year pre-service teachers at a private provider of Christian higher education were surveyed to discover their perceptions of the special character of a wide spectrum of Australian Christian faith-based schools. . . . The results indicated that...

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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 and Problems Perceived in Adventist Mission Schools of Hong Kong Tertiary-Lifelong
    "Problem: In spite of the combined efforts of both the local churches and the schools, the church attendance of Seventh-day Adventist adolescents has been low. This present study was to identify the religious attitudes of current Adventist students...

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    Australian Research on School Climate and Faith Engagement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This poster shares the first year overview of Avondale College and School's two year longitudinal mixed methods research. The study is investigating whether an increase in staff and student engagement in school-based faith development activities equate to...

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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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    Can Leadership Help Teachers Deal with Change-associated Challenges? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Findings and discussion from studies done within Adventist Schools Australia about teachers' perceptions of change and their principals' leadership characteristics.

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    Chaplaincy in Christian Schools - Towards a Policy Platform for Productive Partnerships Preschool-Tertiary
    "Pastoral care or student wellbeing, as it is often referred to, now straddles educational institutions from early childhood centres to university graduate schools.2 Whether in the public, independent or Christian school sector, it appears no longer...

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    Choose Kindness - A K-12 Anti-Bullying Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session described a school's campaign to created a "school-wide, Christ-like environment based on 'choosing kindness' instead of 'anti-bullying.'" They have made their curriculum freely available, including their...

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    Christ-centered Bullying Prevention - Using Biblical Practices for Creating a Kinder Culture Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention workshop learned "what works in developing an educational and kindness culture." See the presentation for details.

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    Connectedness - Bridging the Gap between Values and Practice in Developing a Safe and Supportive School Community Kindergarten
    A paradox exists within the teaching profession:"On one hand educators know and believe that students need role models and that almost every aspect of teaching, even (or especially) including discipline—is all about relationships. Yet on the other...

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    Connectedness - The Key to Student Success Grade 9-Lifelong
    Gary Hopkins and Tom Gillespie share research on how the school as a community accounts for student success. Specific emphasis is given to teacher attitudes, school climate, academic attitudes, motivation, and behavior, academic performance, social and personal...

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    Creating an Atmosphere for Tolerance and Understanding Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bob Egbert's article presents 13 classroom activities schools and teachers can use to help students develop attitudes of tolerance, while diffusing intolerance, prejudice, negative attitudes and stereotypes often demonstrated toward each other. The article...

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    Creating Peaceable Schools - Instructional and Management Strategies Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Peace education is a process of reducing or eliminating conflicts, disruptions, and violent confrontations in homes, schools, churches, and communities through nonviolent and humane actions. A primary objective of peace education is the creation of caring...

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    Culturally Responsive Christian Education at Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Needless to say, Native Americans have cause to distrust boarding schools run by Christians that claim their sole purpose is helping Native Americans. especially since, for the older generations, the term ‘boarding school’ evokes memories...

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    ECEPA - Scale of School Climate as Perceived by the Student Grade 1-Tertiary
    School climate in schools can be approached from the perception of administrators, teachers, parents or students. Understanding that the purpose of any educational institution is the formation of the student and that school climate has to do especially with...

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    Enhancing Pastor/Teacher Relationships Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One crucial issue in the success of Adventist church schools is the relationship between the pastor and teacher. While the pastor is not the supervisor to the teacher, he is often viewed as such. Another misconception views the teacher as being on the B team...

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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    Guiding Principles for Cultivating Sustainable Christian School Cultures in an Era of Change Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This article presents a selection of findings arising from a recent study that analysed and investigated how sustainable Christian school cultures can be cultivated during changing times. The inquiry was positioned within the contextually bounded system...

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    Handbook for Principals of Seventh-day Adventist Schools - North American Division Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Available as a pdf or an interactive online version, this North American Division resource assists school administrators in meeting their responsibilities as educational leaders in the Adventist K-12 school system in North America. Topics include: Leadership;...

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    How to Create a Collaborative Faculty Culture Using the PLC Model Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Teacher collaboration is essential in producing a healthy school culture and optimizing student learning. One way to create this healthy culture is developing School-Wide Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)." Learn more with this 2018 NAD convention...

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    How to Develop Violence Prevention and Character-Intervention Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Character education, when integrated into the classroom management plan, encourages acceptable behavior such as demonstrating social skills, self control, sharing, and cooperation. Topics discussed include: The Importance of Character Development; Is Violent...

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    Implementing Climate Change for Increased Kindness and Relationships - Boarding Academy and Connected Learning Strategies Grade 9-Tertiary
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session's presentation brings "practical strategies in decreasting hurtful behaviors (i.e., Bullying, Conflict, etc.) among students in order to build a school climate that is caring, kind, and connected."

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    Implementing the Integration of Faith and Learning on the College Campus - A Developmental Model Tertiary-Lifelong
    Denison examines "the problem of the diminished influence of the Adventist educational system and the need for a coherent Adventist Christian worldview to serve as a foundation for the endangered school system. A process is suggested for bringing that...

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    INFO Editorial: Aloha Tertiary
    All articles in this issue focus on the teacher, although the issue does not have an overall theme. One article explores the integration of values and learning, while the other two articles examine the organizational commitment of teachers. Articles...

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    Institutional ethos: Conveying the essence of Loma Linda University's mission Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study sought to discover students' perspectives of the institution's mission. A set of models for understanding wholeness were developed by comparing the relationships between students' expectations and Loma Linda University's (LLU) documents and statements....

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    Institutional Grace - An Oxymoron? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Gordon Bietz asks the question "Is it possible to communicate a loving, warm, accepting God in an institutional setting?" as he addresses the issue of institutional grace. This article shares insights on the laws of grace in the early Christian church,...

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    Integrating Faith and Teaching in the University Classroom: Part 1 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The integration of faith in teaching is a challenge that is not easy to solve. The author, a teacher at an Adventist university, analyzes the problems that the search for academic excellence brings to faith. He proposes alternatives to create an environment...

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    International Education in Adventist Colleges and Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    Andrews University president Andreasen shares the importance of creating an international climate and ideas that will help make a school truly international. This article explores the motives for international study, and factors that will ensure a truly international...

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    Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Provided by a 2018 NAD convention workshop presenter, this list of resources will get you started on learning about Restorative Justice.

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    JAE Editorial: International Edition 1995 Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Adventist worldview must be reflected not only in the curriculum, but also in the activities that the institution organizes in and out of school. The entire educational community must contribute to the development of the student, that is, the formation...

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    JAE Editorial: School Safety Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How can Adventist Christian educators ensure that principles of love, peace, kindness, gentleness supersede bullying, threatening, hitting or stealing within their school environments? Paul E. Plummer addresses the need for vigilance in addressing the increasingly...

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    Justifiable or Not? Developing and Preserving a Christian School Ethos Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this TEACH journal article, Youlden suggests "that the best thermometer of what influences parental choice of schooling is the ethos or special character of a school. School ethos evolves within a school environment in response to the school’s...

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    Leadership Style, School Climate, and the Institutional Commitment of Teachers Grade 8-Grade 12
    "This study explored the relationships among principals' leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines. The organizational commitment model developed by Steers...

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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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    Making Students Bulletproof - Resilience, the Paradigm of Hope Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there anything teachers and administrators can do to limit at-risk behaviors in teens and young adults? This article examines recent research that shows how schools can make a difference by creating an environment that strengthens students' resiliency,...

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    Our Journey to Spirituality in School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Incorporating spirituality into a school is not a black and white issue, but by being intentional and emphasizing the roles of both teachers and students, schools can increase the feeling of spiritual intentionality in their halls. Livingstone Adventist Academy...

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    Predictors of work satisfaction among teachers in secondary level institutions in the South Central Peru Conference Grade 9-Grade 12
    Problem. The present study explores the following research questions: Are the work environment, teacher supervision, teacher recognition, and a fair and equitable perception predictors of work satisfaction in secondary school teachers in the South Central...

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    Qualities of a Great School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Qualities of a great school are: principal leadership, teacher quality, extracurricular activities, parent involvement, and safety and discipline.

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    Relationship Building and Ministry Grade 9-Grade 12
    Do you want a campus where God is worshiped with body, soul and mind? a place where administration, faculty, staff, and students are willingly working with the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the mission of the gospel? (Matthew 28:18-20) Learn about...

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    Relationship of leadership style, school climate, and the organizational commitment of teachers in the Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools in the Philippines Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    Reproduction, resistance & transformation at Maranatha High School Grade 8-Grade 12
    The focus of this thesis is the attempt by the Seventh-day Adventist church to reproduce Adventist culture in students attending one of its schools, Maranatha High School. As a 'critical ethnography', it adopts a theoretical perspective from critical social...

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    School Climate and Christian Character Formation Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The university is a habitat, a community, an environment, an ecosystem. It should be judged by the quality of life it sponsors, the opportunities for growth, exploration and experimentation it provides, by its interest in growth, enrichment and the culture...

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    School Climate and Faith Engagement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Funded by the Association of Independent Schools in Australia, this two year research collaboration between Avondale School and Avondale University College confirmed a significant link between faith engagement and positive school climate. Read the full report...

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    School climate and student character traits - A descriptive study of student perceptions in Adventist high schools in Rwanda Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study examined character traits and school climate as perceived by SDA high school students in Rwanda. Specifically, the study sought to identify the level of students’ character and school climate, the differences between student demographic...

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    School culture: An investigation of the dominant cultural styles existing in the Australian Adventist education system Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Culture describes the totality of socially transmitted behaviour patterns, beliefs, values and methods of operation that are acceptable to members of a group. It pervades people's minds and forms perceptions to interpret and relate to the world in which they...

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    Shielding Students from Stereotype Threat - Instructional and Developmental Implications Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Stereotype threat is driven by the conviction that academic performance may be judged or evaluated on the basis of culturally driven false beliefs or preconceived notions about the academic abilities of the ethnic, racial, gender, or socioeconomic group...

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    So What's a Principal to Do? Thoughts on How to Help Teachers With Classroom Management and Discipline Problems Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors clarify some important issues involved in classroom discipline and management in a Christian school. A case study illustrates what a principal should do to help a teacher with classroom discipline and management.

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    Spiritual Climate Survey - Pacific Union Conference Grade 9-Grade 12
    Developed in the Pacific Union Conference (NAD), this spiritual emphasis questionnaire is "designed to assist schools in assessing the impact of the school's program and personnel on students as perceived by the school's stakeholders." Different...

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    Stakeholders' Perceptions of School Climate and Their Partnership in School Curriculum as Predictors of School Reputation - A Correlational Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The main purpose of this study was twofold. The first purpose was to determine the stakeholders’ perceptions of school climate and their partnership in school curriculum and school reputation. The second was to come up with a predictive model for school...

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    Striving for Excellence When Circumstances Work Against It Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bradfield addresses popular misconceptions and myths about school improvement. Shared are significant observations about what makes a school successful, even in difficult circumstances, along with the administrators

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    Student Peer Bullying - A Brief Overview of the Problem and Some Associated Myths Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Over the past few years the news media has increasingly highlighted the problem of peer bullying in schools. Within school communities there is a considerable divergence of opinion as to how it should be viewed and what should be done to address...

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    Student perceptions of school climate associated with faith maturity in private sectarian, private nonsectarian, and public high schools in Metro Manila Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study examined school climate and faith maturity as perceived by high school students in Metro Manila, Philippines. Theory and prior research had suggested that a significant relationship might exist between school climate and student faith maturity....

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    Students' Intention and School Programs as Predictors Toward Health-risk Behaviors Tertiary
    This study assessed the predictors toward students’ intention on health. This study also investigated the predictors toward reported students’ health-risk behaviors. The Predictors of Students’ Intention Being a male...

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    Teacher behavior as predictors of students sense of community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The present study addressed the relatively unexplored relationship between teacher-student interaction and students’ sense of community (SOC). It sought to address the questions: (a) Which classroom behaviors in a teacher’s interaction with pre-adolescent...

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    Teachers Perceptions of Factors Affecting Morale in Schools in the Trans-Australian Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    The Adventist School System and Values Transmission Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "In 2011 Valuegenesis, a major survey of beliefs and values and how they are generated was undertaken for a second time twenty years after it was completed in 1992. It revealed the strength of the concert between the home, the church and the school...

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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Glasser Quality School - A Combination of Choice Theory and the Competence-based Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this JAE article, renowned psychiatrist and educational consultant Glasser introduces Choice Theory. For more information consult: 1. His website, www.wglasser.com, 2. His book, Every...

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    The relationship between perspectives of spiritual care and organizational climate in Seventh-day Adventist baccalaureate nursing programs in North America Tertiary
    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...

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    The Relationship Between School Climate and Student Bullying Grade 3-Grade 8
    "This study investigates the relationship between student perceptions of school climate and selfreported bullying between students...A significant negative relationship was found between measures of positive school climate and the prevalence of student...

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    The relationship of faith maturity and religious attitude to academic performance and satisfaction with life Tertiary
    This study investigated the relationship of faith maturity and religious attitude to academic performance and satisfaction with life among senior college students of Adventist tertiary schools in the Philippines. The subjects were 500 senior students from...

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    The Role of Values in Building Brand Equity - A Case Study Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Adventist education is based on the premise that the 'work of education and the work of redemption are one' (White, 1952, p. 30). At Hiroshima San Iku Gakuin, an Adventist High School in Japan, about 30% of the students are not Seventh-day Adventists...

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    Understanding, Serving and Educating Students in Urban Settings Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors explore the difficulties facing minority students, particularly in urban settings. They describe methods that can be used to solve school leadership issues, build student self-confidence and self-respect, increase student motivation, break the...

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    VG1 Measuring Quality in Adventist Schools - A Review of Valuegenesis Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is a report of the Valuegenesis study of Adventist school students in Grades 6-12 which focused on school quality. In addition to an interpretation and overview of the results, the authors present good news, mixed news, and bad news, from positive perceptions...

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    VG2 Once Upon a Time: What Valuegenesis says about the quality of Adventist schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The NAD second wave of faith maturity research provided interesting insights of students into the positive attributes of Adventist schools. These center on the themes of quality teaching, Adventist values, and school climate influences.

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    VG2 Update 13: Positive Family Influences Grade 9-Tertiary
    This Valuegenesis 2 newsletter shares 19 positive influences that target family and home life as it relates to intrinsic faith, faith maturity, denominational loyalty, and commitment to God. Additional influences that target church and school are also shared,...

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    WAD: Discipline, The Acid Test Preschool-Grade 12
    The acid test of a Christian school or college is its approach to discipline. Various principles are presented. The administration of discipline involves the integration of moral truth with outward act. Also available in French: La...

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    We've Come This Far by Faith Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Here are some activities to maintain school spirit as the school year draws to a close.

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    What Makes a School Multicultural? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Cross-cultural understanding and respect for diversity are no longer optional in the Adventist classroom, curriculum, or in program planning, but a necessity. Rosado states that a new model of education is needed to prepare young Christians for the 21st century....

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    Why Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters Preschool-Tertiary
    "One of the many things I admire about Jesus is the intentional and genuine connection He made with people. Regardless of their status, religion, cultural background, or other people’s opinions, nothing prevented Jesus from teaching and serving...

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    Worship and School Life Grade 9-Lifelong
    Koh seeks first to examine principles for worship and life from the Scriptures and the Spirit of Prophecy writings; second, to identify what constitutes authentic Christian worship experience; and third, to explore principles to improve worship life in school....