Series 1

Volume IX, Issue 1

Autumn 1988

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Articles in this Issue

  1. The Dramatic Growth of Christian Schools 1945-1985

    By Fred R Wilson — Pages 11-30

    This article evaluates the growth of Christian schools in the forty year period from 1945 to 1985. Included are reviews of crucial Supreme Court rulings, comments on changing attitudes toward public schools, a summary of the origins of Christian school associations, and a review of the growth of Christian publishing of textbooks and curriculum materials.

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  2. Christian Schools and Family Development

    By Kenneth H Tanis — Pages 31-36

    The problem of secularization has taken a stranglehold on many Christian families. This article examines ways that Christian schools can help parents develop strong, godly homes in which Christian character and biblical priorities mark all that is done.

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  3. Planning and Achieving Curricular Excellence

    By Claude E Schindler Jr. — Pages 37-44

    This article examines a developmental model to help educators plan, design, and implement Christ-honoring curriculum. Educational goals, corporate goals, and departmental philosophy and goals are suggested. The article concludes by listing six criteria educators should use when evaluating Christian curriculum materials.

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  4. Practicing Integration in the Classroom

    By James W Braley — Pages 45-54

    This article studies the importance of a biblically integrated world view to Christian educators. Principles of integration are reviewed. Then examples of integration are explored from various subject areas such as reading, literature, arts and crafts, health, physical education and sports, and science. The article concludes with a five-point inventory for biblical thinking.

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  5. Faculty Recruitment and Retention: A Principal Responsibility

    By David L Edwards — Pages 55-64

    Because teachers play such an important role in education, Christian schools must develop competitive methods of recruiting and retaining teachers. This article suggests ways that Christian school administrators can improve their abilities to identify, recruit, select, and incorporate teachers into their school faculties.

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  6. Christian Schools and Christian Higher Education-Competition or Cooperation?

    By Roy W Lowrie Jr. — Pages 65-74

    This article examines the problem of declining enrollments in Christian schools, Bible colleges, and liberal arts colleges. The author suggests several ways that these institutions can correct the problem by cooperating with one another.

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  7. Equity or Elitism: Achieving Parity in Christian Schools

    By Charles G Schauffele — Pages 75-82

    This article looks at three financial charges leveled against Christian schools--charges of discrimination, pride, and high tuition costs. Solutions to these problems are considered, including scholarships, private funding, and financial aid. The article concludes by suggesting ways that Christian schools can strengthen their programs for vocational training and educating the learning disabled.

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  8. Striking Statements and Sanctified Speculation

    By D Bruce Lockerbie — Pages 83-90

    The author reviews and comments on the seven theme articles in this issue of the Journal. He concludes by identifying eight issues that are critical to the future of Christian schooling.

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  9. Identity Formation Theory and Youth Ministry

    By Lester L Steele — Pages 91-100

    This article discusses the use of identity formation theory for youth ministry, based on the ideas of Erik Erikson and James Marcia. Identity theory is described and discussed in relationship to conversion and spiritual formation. The author shows what conversion brings to identity formation and how identity formation theory informs our understanding of conversion. Implications for the youth minister's style of service and for the church's development of youth programs are discussed.

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  10. Has the Church Gone Soft on Education?

    By Eugene B Habecker — Pages 101-108

    This article asserts that the church is neglecting its educational function and, unless significant changes are soon made, its educational programs may be irreparably harmed and its future impact diminished. The author seeks to stimulate thought regarding the plight of church education.

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  11. Self-Esteem and The Christian

    By David W Aycock — Pages 109-118

    Self-esteem is a fundamental determinant of emotional well-being and is of great interest to educators. However, research shows that Christian do not evidence higher self-esteem than non-Christians. Various explanations for this phenomenon are presented. Implications for parenting and discipling are addressed as well.

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  12. Research Notes

    By — Pages 119-124

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  13. Book Reviews

    By — Pages 125-130

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