TEACH Journal of Christian Education

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List of Papers (Total 237)

There Arose a Generation That Did Not Remember: The Challenge of Maintaining Distinctively Christian Institutional Cultures in an Era of Change

The preservation and perpetuation of core institutional vision, values, ethos and identity to succeeding generations are critical imperatives that confront all Christian educational organisations. Christian institutions have historically been prone to the dis-integration of their respective cultural distinctiveness through processes of rationalisation and secularisation, and many ...

Dealing with Historical Movies in the History and English Classroom

Movies based on historical events can be of value to the teacher of History and English. Unlike documentaries however, they are not used as much as they might be in the History classroom, because as essentially fictional texts, they pose problems of interpretation for the historian. Given a correct understanding of how history and cinema interact, and how the cinema differs as a ...

The Mechanics of Intelligent Design — Good Enough to Teach?

Considerable debate has taken place in the last two years over whether or not Intelligent Design (ID) should be taught to high school students. This paper examines some of the basic features of ID as set out by its major proponents. It also outlines the arguments of detractors who would argue that ID is not science, but religion or creationism in disguise. These suggest that ID is ...

Problems Arising from Streaming Mathematics Students in Australian Christian Secondary Schools: To Stream or Not to Stream?

This article focuses on selected sections of a wider research study that investigated the perceptions of students in upper, lower, and mixed-ability stream mathematics classes, regarding their classroom learning environment. The study collected data from a representative sample of Year 9 and Year 10 students, employing recognised, reliable survey instruments. The most significant ...

Christian School Counselling: Towards Conceptualising a Distinctive Paradigm

This article proposes there are inherent core understandings in the words ‘Christian’ and ‘school’ that make this type of counselling different. The writer argues for a Christian distinctive through a critical challenge put to contemporary psychology and in reviewing 1 John 3:24-4:8. The unique character of school counselling is represented by two frameworks. These examine the ...

Christianity and a ‘Good Society’ in Australia: A First Response to Stuart Piggin’s Murdoch Lecture

The article responds to a challenge to focus the values of Christianity toward making 21st century Australia a ‘good society’. The author charts the directions for a projected three-part series, framed by the typology of theologian H. Richard Niebuhr that examines the historic nature and current potential of Christianity in Australia.

Factors that Influence the Desire to Become Teachers of Technology: An Australian Study

In this study, 337 pre-service teachers enrolled in Technology Teacher Education Programs (TTEP), in eight tertiary institutions across Australia, responded to a questionnaire seeking information about those factors that influenced their decision to become teachers of Technical and Applied Studies (TAS). The study found: a majority of the respondents were male (71%); most came from ...

‘Can I Last the Distance?’ Stress and School Leadership

This research study investigated how principals in a national, Christian independent school system cope with stress. Using a double-phased, mixed-methods approach combining questionnaires and in-depth interviews, school principals’ stressors and their reactions to these stressors were examined. Coping strategies used by principals to reduce or manage their stress were also ...