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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

Ellen White was an inspired writer who was influential in the development of Adventist education in the late nineteenth century. She 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 twenty-first educational concepts that impact pedagogical...

Let Me Do it and I will Learn: Investigating Three Models of Student-Centred Learning

TEACH Journal of Christian Education Let Me Do it and I will Learn: Investigating Thr Models of Student-Centred Learning ee Neroli Dobson Noosa Christian College Peter W. Kilgour Avondale College

Mathematical Manipulatives: Creating an Environment for Understanding, Efficiency, Engagement, and Enjoyment

This study examines the impact of using manipulatives in Mathematics on student understanding, efficiency, engagement and enjoyment in a lower primary classroom. Manipulatives are concrete physical objects that students can use in a hands-on approach to learning. During this research, 32 students were involved in various mathematical activities involving different kinds of...

Child Protection in Independent Schools

Given the relationship between a person’s emotional development, their faith development and the experiences during the early years of their lives, it is vital for the Christian school to do all it can to ensure that students are kept safe from all forms of abuse. This paper analyses research on the psychological effects of child abuse and gives practical ideas for teachers and...

International Students in Independent Schools: The Divide Between Attitude to Mathematics Class and Perception of Classroom Environment

The experience of students with a non-English speaking background (NESB) studying in Australian independent school classrooms is an ongoing concern for administrators of these schools. This paper reports on research by Kilgour and Rickards (2009) into the perceptions these students have of the learning environments of their Mathematics classrooms along with the same students...

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...