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    Adventist Education in North America - Who We Are Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn about the mission and purpose of Adventist education in North America. Sign in to access resources in the teacher toolkit.

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    Pacific Union Conference Education Department Preschool-Lifelong
    The Pacific Union Conference Office of Education (NAD) provides an online statement of vision and purpose, as well as a variety of educational resources.

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    Philosophy of Adventist Education - GC Working Policy 1998 Preschool-Lifelong
    This 30 page former GC Working Policy statement provides an excellent overview for new teachers, parents, and administrators. It includes general statements of educational philosophy and of Adventist educational philosophy; basic assumptions; the student;...

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    Philosophy of Adventist Education - GC Working Policy 2003 Preschool-Lifelong
    The Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education statement serves as a guideline for Adventist educational institutions world-wide. This includes sections entitled: Premises; Rationale; Aims and Mission; Agencies of Education (home, local and world church,...

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    A Challenge for the New Teacher Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Teaching is a holy commission and a ministry. Ralph M. Coupland shares three essential perspectives every Christian teacher should revisit often: each student is a creation of God; each subject provides the opportunity to understand God's creation; each student...

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    A Distinct Education Preschool-Tertiary
    In this special issue, we want to present to the teachers of the Adventist educational system a topic that we consider of vital importance so that each of the classes and activities, in each school, college, seminary or university, can be anchored in the solid...

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    A More Complete Report Card Grade 9-Grade 12
    What is the purpose of your school? How Adventist do you perceive it to be? Read this summary report of research conducted in the South Pacific Division by Division Education Director, Barry Hill. Comments on 8 of the 18 interview questions are summarized...

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    A Proposal for Adventist Christian Education - From Rhetoric to Reality Tertiary-Lifelong
    Coupland unpacks the fundamental ideas behind the statement "True education is the harmonious development of the physical, mental and spiritual powers." Coupland points out the areas where the statement hasn't been fulfilled in Adventist education....

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    Adventist Core Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An overview of the Adventist core curriculum. "The Adventist curriculum development process, defined by the Adventist worldview, includes four overlapping stages with accompanying essential questions: PURPOSE — what is the Adventist worldview? PLAN...

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    Adventist Education and Its Eschatological Dimension in the Writings of Ellen White Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Seventh-day Adventists have historically placed a high value on the Bible and its multifaceted truth, which has been illuminated and supported by the writings of Ellen G. White."

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    Adventist Education Sermon - Moving Hearts and Minds Upward Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Drawing on the theme from the NAD 2012 Teacher Convention, Adventist educator Phil Kahler shares a sermon powerpoint.

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    AIIAS INFO Journal Grade 1-Lifelong
    International Forum (INFO) is a multidisciplinary academic journal published biannually since 1998 by the AIIAS School of Graduate Studies. Archived online, download research reports, discussions of contemporary issues, instructional materials, and book reviews.

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    Apply the Book Education in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can we apply the principles found in the book Education today? And what does a school look like that did this? This presentation will show a process to convert an Adventist school into an Education education. It will also show actual artifacts...

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    Benchmarks - Opportunities for Time and Eternity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Foundational statement taken from Fundamentals of Christian Education focusing on the teachers role and influence in shaping characters for eternity.

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    Building Bridges - A Teacher and a Pastor Dialogue about Discipleship Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A teacher and a pastor discuss how education and pastoring overlap extensively in the area of discipleship. Educators would benefit from pastoral approaches and pastors would benefit from broadening their instructional approaches and understanding.

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    CHAMPS Model of Adventist Education Preschool-Lifelong
    George Akers presents the themes in Ellen White's writings regarding true education and the ministry of teaching in this one page model. This paradigm demonstrates that conscious character, critical thinkers, cultured people, cooperation, creation, balanced...

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    Discipline - Whose Problem is it Anyway? Preschool-Grade 8
    Discipline is everyone’s problem, beginning with the home, society, and now the school. This 2012 NAD Teacher Convention presentation discusses how to solve the discipline problem in schools and classrooms.

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    Education for What? An Essential Question Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis from an American Perspective Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Of all the important questions demanding answers, there is one question that demands constant engagement. To what ends are we educating our students?"

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    Educational Design Theory: Theory development of an Adventist learning environment design process Tertiary-Lifelong
    "For decades, educational change has been a topic of controversy with representative thought from nearly every conceivable perspective. While attempts at public and private school reform have provided guidance for practitioners as to the way that schools...

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    Engaging Head, Hand, and Heart: Lessons from a Caribbean Social-work Degree Program Tertiary
    The Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) approach seems to go well with the wholistic orientation of Adventist education. Recognizing this, the author asked: “Can CRT be used to achieve the wholistic development of tertiary students, as conceptualized...

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    Epistemology of Faith and Learning - A Systems Approach Tertiary-Lifelong
    Uremovich develops a systems approach to Christian epistemology. He first looks at the classics of theology and "progressive" education. He continues by showing how the epistemological models are too reductionistic and simplistic to adequately explain...

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    Essential Elements in the Philosophy of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "What makes Seventh-day Adventist education distinctive? While there are many distinguishing features, these merge into a single defining construct—the philosophy of Adventist education."

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    Goals of the Undergraduate Experience: A Christian Perspective Tertiary
    Christian educators must reexamine the goals of the undergraduate experience to accomplish the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. To help students achieve this, educators must show them how to process information, demonstrate...

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    In Search of a Superman, Reflections on the Purpose of Education Grade 10-Tertiary
    Taking as an example the education that Nazism imposed on the German youth of the 20th century, this article attempts to show how the influence of both Charles Darwin and Friedrich Nietzsche gave shape and meaning to such education, making it useful, but...

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    Is Adventist Education for Everyone? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author surveyed Adventists in the Lake Union Conference about the possibility of developing Adventist special-education programs for the mentally retarded. The only way for all Adventist children to be enrolled in Adventist schools is to develop special-education...

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    Issues and Alternatives in Educational Philosophy Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Knight's introductory textbook offers a survey of philosophies and philosophic issues in education and presents educational theories, from scholasticism to educational anarchism, that have existed throughout time. Part I touches on basic issues in philosophy...

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    JAE Editorial - Building Bridges Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This editorial provides an introduction linking each article in this issue. Centered on discipleship and building bridges between church and school, pastors and educators, Christian education should focus on the holistic development of students as they come...

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    JAE Editorial: Assessing Adventist Higher Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Fowler shares a report from the first ever Summit on Seventh-day Adventist higher education held in Loma Linda, California, March 19-21, 1997. Two major themes dominated both the individual and group presentations: Why are we operating colleges and universities?...

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    JAE Editorial: Managing for Eternity Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Victor Griffiths lists the ways that doctrines affirm the believer. These same objectives can be made a distinctive part of the global purpose of the Christian educator to prevent secular drift. In the year of the SDA teacher, the distinctiveness of true Christian...

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    JAE Editorial: Spirituality - Rituals and Relationships Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The author introduces the featured topic of education and spirituality. Beyond instilling biblical knowledge, educators should model spiritual living in order to help their students to desire and build a personal experience with God. Articles include:

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    Making Seventh-day Adventist Schools Distinctive Grade 1-Lifelong
    This teacher orientation workshop was developed by the South Pacific Division to assist Adventist schools to become truly Seventh-day Adventist. Based on Dr Don Roy's 'Towards Wholeness' proposal for the ideal Adventist education, this document includes participant...

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    Mission and Identity of Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Each leader and worker within the Seventh-day Adventist Church's school system must be aware and understand the mission of the church, keeping it at the center of all their plans and activities. Kibuuka emphasizes that while time and challenging circumstances...

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    Old School or Cutting Edge? An Examination of Ellen G. White's Views on Education from a Best Practice Twenty-First Century Perspective Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ellen White “wrote prolifically on the philosophy of Christian education, its goals and its practice. This article explores her views, as written over a century ago, and compares them with several twentyfirst century educational concepts that impact...

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    On Interdisciplinary Learning Grade 7-Tertiary
    Considering the great literary masters, Heslop notes that "each author has his or her own background discipline and approach, but has an empathy for other disciplines." He encourages the extension of this to the school environment. His hope is for...

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    Philosophy - The Most Useful of All Subjects Tertiary-Lifelong
    Knight illustrates why "a sound educational philosophy is the most useful and practical item in a teacher's repertoire." This paper was presented at the 8th Institute of Christian Teaching.

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    Philosophy and Education - An Introduction in Christian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    George Knight examines the nature of philosophy and education, philosophic issues in education, traditional and modern philosophies and education, the postmodern impulse, contemporary theories of education, analytic philosophy, the necessity of building a...

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    Postmodern Religious Educational Philosophy - An Oxymoron? Tertiary
    Is a religious educational philosophy relevant or even viable in the postmodern world? Or is a postmodern religious educational philosophy an oxymoron? An incongruous contradiction of terms? These are the fundamental questions discussed in a paper presented...

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    Postmodern Religious Educational Philosophy an Oxymoron? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Taylor looks to answer the following questions: "Is a religious educational philosophy relevant or even viable in the postmodern world? Or is a postmodern religious educational philosophy an oxymoron? An incongruous contradiction of terms?" This...

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    Profile 2001 - Curriculum and Instruction in North American Schools Grade 1-Grade 12
    Review results from the eighth biennial survey of Adventist educators regarding curriculum and instruction in North American schools. Important findings regarding purposes, plans, practices and products are included, with thought-provoking implications for...

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    Redemptive Education Part I: A Philosophic Foundation Preschool-Lifelong
    This article describes the importance and basic shape of philosophy, examines the foundational philosophic categories from a biblical perspective, and indicates the importance of the biblical worldview in shaping an Adventist approach to education. Parts II...

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    Redemptive Education Part III: Implications of Philosophy of Adventist Education (continued) Preschool-Lifelong
    Consider the philosophic implications for the curriculum along with its impact on teaching methodologies and the social function of the Adventist school. Parts I and II complete the series: Part...

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    Religion, parental choice, and school vouchers in urban parochial schools - The case of five schools in Southern California Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose of this study is to investigate why parents choose parochial schools, whether parochial-school parents are likely to favor school vouchers, and what factors lie behind their support for vouchers. To this end, this study gives special attention...

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    The Bible and the Philosophy of Science Tertiary-Lifelong
    Baldwin identifies and assesses five elements either related to or implications of a Christian philosophy of science which seem to be implied in a key line by the first angel urging us to "worship Him who made the heavens and the earth, and sea, and the...

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    The implementation of the educational philosophy of Avondale High School Grade 7-Grade 12
    The Seventh-day Adventist Church school system, which grew from American church-oriented primary schools estab¬lished first in the 1850s, has attempted to implement an educational philosophy formulated from 1872 onwards, largely by Ellen White, the church's...

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    The Mission School - Catalyst or Catastrophe? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    John Fowler shares the challenges and benefits of establishing mission schools in India. He also discusses the philosophy, ecclesiology, and missiology of establishing a Seventh-day Adventist presence in every town.

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    The Relationship of Educational Ideology Preferences to Curriculum Acceptance Problems of Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose: The intent of the study was to determine the extent to which educational ideology influences curriculum use with Seventh-day Adventist secondary teachers in North America. The research endeavored to determine the teachers' ideological approach...

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    The Role of Social Emotional Learning in Impactful Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 8
    Read this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session to "discover how the alignment of Adventist educational philosophy and transformational classroom management will result in developing the skills needed to create trauma-sensitive learning...

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    What Matters Most Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A retired principal promotes simplicity in teaching. His list of five "musts" for teachers shows his belief that students should be actively led by their teacher, not encouraged to be independent learners as is the trend in some schools. Leo's book...

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    Why Have Adventist Education? Preschool-Lifelong
    George Knight proposes six reasons for Adventist education in the early 21st century: it introduces the student to the Bible as a framework for thinking and evaluating; it introduces young people to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; at its best, it leads students...

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    Worldviews Make a World of Difference Grade 9-Lifelong
    "It’s crucial that Adventist educators clearly recognize that though all worldviews ask the same underlying questions, they are worlds apart in their answers. It’s important to help your students embrace the ultimate Answer: Jesus Christ...