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Creating a Christ-centered Climate for Educational Excellence: Philosophical, Instructional, Relational, Assessment and Counseling Dimensions
Faculty Publications
  • Elvin Gabriel, Andrews University
  • Carole Woolford-Hunt, Andrews University
  • Esther M Hooley, Andrews University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2016
Abstract

Interest is peaking among educators in North America, and around the world, on issues relating to school climate. A primary reason for this strong interest is research confirmation that school climate may have a positive or negative effect on educational processes. A Christ-Centered school climate provides the best opportunities for stakeholders to work collaboratively to achieve four primary educational outcomes. These are: (1) creating and sustaining bias free learning environments where relationships are nurtured by love, respect, tolerance, and kindness; (2) establishing faith-based instructional and service learning programs which cater to the needs of students; and (3) utilizing quality assessment tools to measure school climate, and instructional goals/objectives. This is a monumental task, but it can be accomplished if stakeholders are deeply and passionately committed to the foundational tenets of Christian education

Journal Title
Catalyst
First Department
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Second Department
Graduate Psychology and Counseling
Acknowledgements
Retrieved March 22, 2018, from https://www.apiu.edu/download-individual-articles-pdf/catalyst-2016-articles/december-2016/1-creating-a-christ-centered-school-climate
Citation Information
Elvin Gabriel, Carole Woolford-Hunt and Esther M Hooley. "Creating a Christ-centered Climate for Educational Excellence: Philosophical, Instructional, Relational, Assessment and Counseling Dimensions" Vol. 13 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 4 - 11
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carole_woolford-hunt/7/