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  • Adventist Resource
    Griggs Credit by Examination Services for Teachers Preschool-Grade 12
    Take an Orientation to Teaching in Adventist Schools course, or apply for credit by challenge exam, to complete NAD teacher certification requirements. This page also links to a full listing of all courses available at a distance through Andrews University.

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    Inter American Division Education webpage Preschool-Lifelong
    The Inter American Division's (IAD) education webpage includes a listing of IAD schools and colleges, code of ethics, manuals and other resources. Also available in French and Spanish.

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    Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Vaughn Jennings' blog, replacing his previous newsletters for Adventist educators.

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    The Adventist EDGE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The NAD Southern Union's comprehensive school improvement initiative, Educators Developing Goals of Excellence (EDGE). This website includes resources for administration, early childhood, elementary, secondary, and staff development. Helpful resources also...

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    The Blueprint - The Colorful History of an Adventist Metaphor Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The debate about blueprint will continue, but as we better understand its history and the principles God has given for the operation of Adventist schools, we will improve our understanding of the issue, which will result in enlightened conversation and...

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    The Ministry of Teaching Website Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "If you are looking to do something significant with your life then choosing teaching as a profession is the answer.... There are many pathways in the ministry of teaching." Avondale College developed this website to share teacher stories that inspire...

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    The Special Character of Adventist Education Video Kindergarten-Grade 12
    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...

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    A Christian School in a Foreign Land Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Brown tells the story of a young woman who sends her son to Kingsway College.

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    A Lesson Learned on the Journey Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Victor Chant shares his varied experiences as a teacher in Zambia and notes that the power of Christian teaching is not in the technology, fancy gadgets, or modern facilities, but rather in being able to accept our students and guide them on a journey that...

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    A Portrait of Adventist Educators Tertiary
    A survey of recent research concerning the attitudes, perceptions, motivations, and characteristics of teachers and administrators in Adventist schools. Valuegenesis is one of the research projects. Topics covered are quality of Adventist schools, teachers...

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    A Shiny Face Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Our faces tell a story - whether we're happy, tired, or upset. After spending 40 days with God in the Mount and receiving the Ten Commandments, Moses' face shone. Victor Fitch explores Exodus 34:29-35 and makes applications to the life of the Adventist educator....

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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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    Administration Disconnect Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A retired superintendent discusses the challenges faced by Adventist principals. Topics include compensation, workload, and lack of training.

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    An Ethical-Theological Approach To Literature - Some Suggestions for Adventist Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    Barayuga shows how "fiction provides an excellent window for looking at life both objectively as well as subjectively, for identifying people's value and making value judgments, for contemplating the immediate and/or eternal consequences of man's doings...

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    An investigation to determine the role classroom teachers play in recruitment Kindergarten-Grade 12
    [Ch IV – Conclusions and Recommendations] This study was undertaken to determine as far as possible: (1) the reasons which teen-agers and others have for not looking toward teaching as an appealing career, (2) the major reasons teen-agers...

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    ANGEL and the Well-Stocked Library Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Adventist Network of General Educational Libraries (ANGEL) was developed to improve the quality of church school libraries in the Southern Union Conference. The services it offers include selection and purchase of books appropriate to student age level,...

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    Are Our Children Spiritual Champions? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Griffith posits that Adventist Education is a terrific evangelism tool. Griffith draws from George Barna's research on building spiritual champions, and correlates this with the role of the Adventist educator.

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    Atlantic Union Handbook for Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The Atlantic Union Conference Handbook for Teachers is a practical guide (resource) to assist the teacher in the daily operation of a classroom. Much of the content in this Handbook is additional information to that found in the K-12 Education Code or...

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    Beliefs , Perceptions and Practices of Seventh-day Adventist Educators in Australia and New Zealand Tertiary
    The survey instrument was an updated adaptation of that developed by Plubell (1979) for his study of SDA educators in the American northwest. The anonymously completed questionnaire for this study sought to determine the Australian and New Zealand SDA educators’...

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    Beliefs, perceptions, and practices of Seventh-day Adventist educators in Australia and New Zealand Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The survey instrument was an updated adaptation of that developed by Plubell (1979) for his study of SDA educators in the American northwest. The anonymously completed questionnaire for this study sought to determine the Australian and New Zealand SDA educators’...

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    Beyond Telling - Narrating Trauma in the Wartime Writings of Great War Chaplain William McKenzie Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What do war heroes and Christian teachers have in common? This story of Salvation Army Chaplain of the Australian Imperial Force McKenzie draws similarities to educators, who are also “engaged in the midst of suffering, disarray and confusion”,...

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    Columbia Union Conference Powerpoint Presentations Lifelong
    "The Office of Education is making available to Columbia Union educators Powerpoint presentations that have been used in our field for presentations to union and local conferences boards of education, principals councils, curriculum committees, academy...

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    Currency - Are We Truthful or Do We Speak Another Language? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    To convey our message of Jesus, the author writes that "as educators in a 21st century world with an end-time message, teaching to multi-tasking spider-web-brained children, we better learn their language or rather, their currency." This should...

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    Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Values - Revealing the Invisible Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "'Back to values' has been a significant trend in school systems during the past few years. While the secular school system continues to debate on how to go about teaching values, Adventist teachers are encouraged to continue the deliberate integration...

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    Employing Non-Adventist Professors Tertiary-Lifelong
    Would hiring non-Adventist professors and contract teachers result in a compromise of mission and secularization of Adventist institutions? Richard Osborn asks critical questions to determine whether such hiring practice are unavoidable, necessary, or a 'slippery...

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    Faculty stress and health practices: Stress among higher education Seventh-day Adventist faculty who practice NEWSTART health principles Tertiary-Lifelong
    This study explored the stress levels experienced by faculty members who practice a set of health principles developed and advocated by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) religious organization to promote health and well-being. The principles summarized in the...

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    Going Home - Or Why I am a Seventh-day Adventist Teacher Tertiary-Lifelong
    Warren Ashworth writes about the privilege and responsibility each Seventh-day Adventist faculty has in allowing their unique worldview to shape and inform every aspect of their teaching lives. He states that every decision, from textbook choices to teaching...

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    Goodloe Harper Bell - Pioneer Seventh-day Adventist Christian educator Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Seventh-day Adventist church operates a worldwide system of Christian education. The pioneer education who played a most significant part in laying its foundations was Goodloe Harper Bell (1832-1899). Bell was a public school teacher in central...

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    Great Teaching Must Inspire Great Thinking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses some of the perennial issues that arise when schools attempt to teach students to think. Teaching critical and independent thinking does not appear to hinge on the controversy between the merits of teacher-centered or student-centered...

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    JAE Editorial: Margaret and the Graduate--Story of an Encounter Grade 9-Lifelong
    This editorial shares a story about the importance of individual Christian influence in the lives of students in Adventist schools. Dedicated to Higher Education, this special issue of JAE contains the following articles: Encouraging...

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    JAE Editorial: Drug Abuse Grade 5-Lifelong
    This special edition of JAE handling drug abuse suggests that in spite of expectations that the school's location, the health message and religion should provide immunity from substance abuse, youth in Adventist schools are affected. The traditional approach...

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    JAE Editorial: The World Education Team 2015-2020 Kindergarten-Tertiary
    The October/November 2015 issue of Journal of Adventist Education issue begins with the General Conference Education Director Lisa Beardsley-Hardy introducing The World Education Team 2015-2020 and education...

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    JAE Legal Update: Home Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Are home schools legal and how should educators relate to them? Due to a variety of social and economic factors, the home school movement is growing. State compulsory school attendance laws and the state's interest in compulsory education, and the parents'...

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    Mentoring the Beginning Teacher Kindergarten
    This article outlines why mentoring beginning teachers is worth prioritizing, mentor's responsibilities, how to build effective mentor-mentee relationships, how to select and prepare the mentor teacher, and the role conference office of education administrators...

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    NPUC Conflict with Creation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Supplemental book to use with chapter one of the Social Studies book, The Ancient World. Designed to offer the creation point of view of early man. Contains biblical and spirit of prophecy references, worksheets, a letter to parents, and more.

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    Perceptions of Seventh-day Adventist Educators in Southern California Concerning Ministerial Support for Christian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of educators concerning ministerial support for Christian education, areas of dissatisfaction by educators with their jobs and the likelihood of their continued teaching in SDA schools,...

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    PET 08-10: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' October 2008 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition shares a variety of recommended online resources including Rosh Hashanah, Teachnology, William Miller, election education, Day Dream Education, Truth for...

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    Profile 1987 - Curriculum and Instruction in Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The 1987 Profile of Teacher Concerns, one of the most comprehensive research studies of Adventist elementary and secondary school teachers in the North American Division, aimed to determine which curriculum concerns of teachers required the most urgent attention....

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    Profile 1991 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Schools Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines the process, results and four recommendations of the third North American Division survey of elementary and secondary teachers. Results discuss the following areas: the research significance, respondents' profiles, problem areas in elementary...

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    Profile 1993 - Curriculum and Teaching in Adventist Elementary and Seconary Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    This article shares the results from the fourth biennial poll of North American Division K-12 educators. It focuses on teaching, testing, technology, and textbooks and in some instances compares the results with prior surveys.

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    Profile 1995 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    In this article researcher Brantley details the process and results of the Profile '95 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1993), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1995 findings, is presented.

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    Profile 1999 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author details the process and results of the Profile '99 survey of NAD educators. A synopsis of what has been learned in previous surveys (1987-1997), as well as a comparison in some areas with the 1999 findings, is presented. Detailed attention is given...

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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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    Profile 2004 - K12 Teacher Perceptions of Adventist Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This is the second article reporting on the Profile 2004 study of educators in the North American Division. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one another's perceptions of curriculum and...

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    Profile 2004 - NADCC Full Report Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Read the complete Profile 2004 research report as presented to the NAD Curriculum Committee and to the American Educational Research Association. Results of the Profile studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators to better understand one...

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    Profile 2004 - What Do We Know About the Quality and Commitment of Adventist Educators? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Profile 2004 survey sought to investigate the perceptions and concerns of educators throughout the North American Division (NAD). Information was collected on three measures of teacher quality and asked for nominations of excellent educators throughout...

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    Profile 2007 Final Report Grade 1-Grade 12
    This report shares the findings of the Profile survey of Adventist teachers in the North American Division during the 2007 academic year. "Results of the Profile Studies help administrators, teachers, and teacher educators develop better understanding...

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    Quality and Commitment of Adventist Educators - The Latest North American Division Profile Survey Results Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In order to retain well-prepared and committed teachers in the Adventist system and to ensure that constituents are aware of the high-quality teachers employed by the church’s schools, the authors recommend Adventist leaders consider several actions.

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    School Leadership Retention - A Study of Servant Leadership and School Leader Satisfaction Tertiary
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    School leadership retention: A study of servant leadership and school leader satisfaction Preschool-Grade 12
    The purpose of this quantitative correlation study was to find the relationship between the level of perceived servant leadership and the school leader job satisfaction in the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists P-12 schools. This quantitative...

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    Selected Personality Constructs as Correlates of Personnel Appointment, Appraisal, and Mobility in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: Despite tentative postulations and explorations of the person/job interaction, the specific relationships between personality and occupational behavior are not clearly understood. In particular, the relationships between human temperament and...

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    Spiritual Experience and the Organizational Commitment of College Faculty Tertiary
    The relationship between the spiritual experience and organizational commitment of faculty in Seventh-day Adventist tertiary educational institutions in north Philippines constituted the primary focus of this study. Instrumentation included the Spiritual Well-being...

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    Stressed-out Faculty May Need a NEWSTART! Tertiary
    With an abundance of literature supporting the relentless pressures that educators face, the authors of this article decided to explore potential strategies that might help reduce faculty stress. The Seventh-day Adventist Church has advocated the adoption...

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    Supporting Education, Research, and Training in the 21st Century Preschool-Tertiary
    Partnerships among the Curriculum and Instruction Resource Center Linking Educators (CIRCLE), the Adventist Learning Community (ALC), and the Institute of Church Ministry (ICM) now connect more Adventists to education and training resources, and a large collection of research and ministry materials.

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    Teacher Burnout - Coping Strategies for Adventist Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A random sample of Adventist elementary and academy teachers ranked burnout related issues as the most critical problems. It is associated with low morale, absenteeism, high job turnover, and overwork. A comprehensive burnout management program should include...

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    Teachers Talk - Adventist Learning Community Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Hill describes the history, current offerings, and vision of Adventist Learning Community, a platform designed to provide resources and training for all entities of the church.

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    That Terrific Rainbow Grade 1-Grade 12
    Having recently retired, Perepelitza found time to reflect on his years of educational service. Other than carrying out the job description for each particular year, there are things he learned during those forty-two school terms.

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    The Academy Principalship Today Grade 9-Grade 12
    The author reports on dissertation research regarding Adventist academy principals in the continental USA. "The purposes of the study were 1) to determine and analyze the status off the principalship with respect to a number of personal and professional...

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    The Christian College Teacher Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author presents the challenges and opportunities for Adventist Colleges and shows why teachers in Adventist Colleges play a pivotal role in Christian Education. He develops this theme by exploring the role of the teacher as an instructor, as a person,...

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    The Stranger Within Your Gates - Muslim Students in Adventist Schools and Islam in the Curriculum Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What do Adventist educational administrators and teachers need to know to deal with Muslim students in Adventist schools and Islam in the curriculum? Topics discussed: God and Allah; Jesus and Mohammed; the Bible, the Koran, and the Hadiths; sin and forgetfulness;...

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    Thinkers and Not Mere Reflectors Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Across Canada, schools are looking to incorporate inquiry-based learning into their curriculum”, allowing “Adventist schools to return to their roots and the original purpose of Adventist Education.”

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    VG1 Portrait of Adventist Educators Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A survey of recent research concerning the attitudes, perceptions, motivations, and characteristics of teachers and administrators in Adventist schools. Valuegenesis is one of the research projects. Topics covered are quality of Adventist schools, teachers...

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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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    What It Means to Be a Great Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    After finishing her second year as a teacher, the author reflects on using her gift of teaching and the need to "remember to model what I teach, demonstrate God’s love and grace, and to do my best in all I do. It is crucial to remember that teachers...

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    What Makes a School Christian? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    On a Christian campus every worker, including support personnel, should communicate visible concern for the present and eternal interests of each student. For students to learn the values of efficiency, cooperation, punctuality, and diligence, their work supervisors...

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    William Warren Prescott, Seventh-day Adventist educator Kindergarten-Lifelong
    William Warren Prescott, 1855-1944, was one of the most influential educators of the Seventh-day Adventist church. As a religious educator he also served the church as preacher, writer, editor, and administrator. His influence on the church was extensive but...