Religion Education and Academic Success

Religion  Education  and Academic Success

Part of the Research on Religion and Education series, this text is divided into 11 chapters, covering such topics as: the removal of prayers from schools; the effects of religious schools; issues regarding school choice; and the history of ...

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: Information Age Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1931576521

Category: Education

Page: 266

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Part of the Research on Religion and Education series, this text is divided into 11 chapters, covering such topics as: the removal of prayers from schools; the effects of religious schools; issues regarding school choice; and the history of the study of religion, education and academic success.
Categories: Education

Religion Education and Academic Success

Religion  Education and Academic Success

Religion, Education, and Academic Success does, however, offer conclusive evidence about a number of positive effects of religion on education.

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607525394

Category: Education

Page: 281

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The goal of this book is to examine the relationship between religion and academic success, both historically and in modern society. Very few books are dedicated to examining this very important topic. In addition, to this date there has never been a published quantitative metaanalysis examining the effects of religiosity and religious schools on academic outcomes. It is my hope that this book will be a useful tool for educators, researchers, professors, and parents who desire to examine this relevant and practical area of study. Our nation owes much of its educational foundation to the religious orientation of many of its founders, educational pioneers, and educational reformers. Although educational historians used to focus on the religious and moral orientation of people like Noah Webster, Horace Mann, Johann Pestalozzi, Emma Willard, Friedrich Froebel, and many others, contemporary educational historians inappropriately omit the religious roots of these individuals.
Categories: Education

Religiosity Cultural Capital and Parochial Schooling

Religiosity  Cultural Capital  and Parochial Schooling

This book examines whether or not and how personal religion associates with school cultural capital.

Author: ChangHo C. Ji

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607523826

Category: Education

Page: 199

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This book examines whether or not and how personal religion associates with school cultural capital. Specifically, on one level, the book offers insights and empirical data on who is choosing, teaching, and working in parochial schools and what motivates them to do so in the schools, issues that still remain largely unexplored in the educational research literature. In particular, it centers on the significance of personal religion and commitment as a reason for choosing and serving in parochial schools. On another level, the book is an attempt to enhance our understanding of the leadership orientation, school satisfaction, teacher assertiveness and empowerment, educational aspiration, and parental involvement in parochial schools, attributes reportedly essential for successful schools. Most importantly, at the heart of the book is an endeavor to estimate the influence of personal religion on the development of these cultural capital attributes and to address its implications for parochial schools as well as the current discussion on public schooling versus parochial schooling in the United States. To achieve these goals, the author will rely on firsthand empirical data collected for this book or other related research projects and adopt various scientific methods for data analysis and interpretation. The book shows that personal religion matters, but its impact is weaker than thought and is largely restricted to the students and parents in parochial schools, rather than their educators. To the extent that parochial schools excel more than public schools, personal religion seems to be responsible for the development of student and parentlevel cultural capital such as parenting style and student desire for academic success and favorable attitude toward school, yet it does not necessarily engender the growth of teacher and administrator cultural capital. This result, to some extent, comes as a surprise but corrects and enhances our understanding about whether or not and how religion affects academic achievement. This book is an inquiry into the issue of school success and cultural capital, representing a scholarly contribution to the fields of education, religion, psychology, and sociology. Both scholars and lay people of education and religion will find this book a useful, informative, and insightful reference and classroom textbook.
Categories: Education

Christianity Education and Modern Society

Christianity  Education and Modern Society

Education, 119(1), 172-175. Jeynes, W. (1999). The effects of religious commitment on the academic achievement of Black and Hispanic children.

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607527312

Category: Education

Page: 313

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The issues that these authors address in this book are some of the most salient in American society. It is imperative that Americans today address these issues and establish an appropriate world view. There is little question that how people resolve these issues will have a longlasting impact on the future of civilization.
Categories: Education

Education Reform

Education Reform

Studies have demonstrated that religious schools strengthen the standard academic achievement of children. Jeynes' sociological work, Religion, Education, ...

Author: Craig S. Engelhardt

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623963248

Category: Education

Page: 253

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Education Reform proposes and defends an alternate paradigm of public education. It challenges “secular education” as a failed educational model and proposes an alternate model with farreaching potential. It reveals how secular schools have insufficient resources to support the public’s educational interests while religious schools, within a plural public education system, have the superior capacity to nurture citizens with the moral, intellectual, and civic qualities of good citizenship. The fulcrum upon which Engelhardt’s argument rests is the recognition that beliefs and values of a religious nature not only provide motivating frameworks for individual life, but also, they naturally provide core sources of meaning, understanding, and motivation for education efforts. Whereas secular schools avoid these ideological resources, they potentially suffuse the curriculum, climate, and community of “religious” schools to increase their educational success. Thus, this book argues that the move to a plural public education system, in which families are free to choose either secular or publicly supportive “religious” schools, will advance the educational interests of America. This argument is developed in three parts. The first entails a multichapter analysis of education history to discern the relationship between religion and the public’s education goals. By tracing ways in which “religion” is a key resource for curricular meaning, parent buyin, rational thought, individual morality, public unity, and academic inspiration, it correlates school secularization with many of our current education problems. Part two engages criticisms that may arise from this reform proposal such as concerns regarding autonomy, deliberative skills, equity, and public cohesion. Part three illumines superior ways in which religious schools can address the public’s educational concerns. The book concludes by proposing ideas and principles to guide the development of an American plural public education system that allow the public to draw from the strengths of religious schools without secularizing them in the process or breaching church/state boundaries.
Categories: Education

A Call for Character Education and Prayer in the Schools

A Call for Character Education and Prayer in the Schools

Education, 119 (1), 172–175. . (1999). The effects of religious commitment on the academic achievement of black and Hispanic children.

Author: William H. Jeynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313351044

Category: Education

Page: 332

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This book offers an examination of the related topics of school prayer and character education in the United States, advocating for their return to public schools. • Includes excerpts from primary documents such as diaries, letters, speeches, and eyewitness accounts • Offers a chronology of the history of character education and prayer in the schools throughout American history, with some reference to world history • A helpful index offers access to the major topics examined in the book
Categories: Education

School Choice A Balanced Approach

School Choice  A Balanced Approach

A meta-analysis of the effects of attending religious schools and religiosity on black and Hispanic academic achievement. Education & Urban Society, 35(1), ...

Author: William H. Jeynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440828362

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Are public charter schools more effective than traditional public schools? This book provides quantitative evidence to answer this question and considers a better way to undertake a policy of school choice. • Supplies a unique evaluation of the school choice issue that is based, in part, on meta-analysis, an approach that allows social scientists to conclude which school choice policy would be the most productive and enables readers to easily grasp what the overall body of research indicates • Fairly presents and considers the points raised both by advocates and opponents of school choice • Examines the complex issue of school choice from a number of different perspectives, including a historical view, from the aspect of policymaking, and in terms of data analysis • Considers the popular theory among social scientists that allowing private schools to become more involved in education could relieve the federal government of some of its financial burden from education
Categories: Education

God Grades and Graduation

God  Grades  and Graduation

This book takes us inside the lives of these teenagers to discover why they achieve higher grades than their peers, why they are more likely to graduate from college, and why boys from lower middle-class families particularly benefit from ...

Author: Ilana Horwitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197534147

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The surprising ways in which a religious upbringing shapes the academic lives of teens It's widely acknowledged that American parents from different class backgrounds take different approaches to raising their children. Upper and middle-class parents invest considerable time facilitating their children's activities, while working class and poor families take a more hands-off approach. These different strategies influence how children approach school. But missing from the discussion is the fact that millions of parents on both sides of the class divide are raising their children to listen to God. What impact does a religious upbringing have on their academic trajectories? Drawing on 10 years of survey data with over 3,000 teenagers and over 200 interviews, God, Grades, and Graduation offers a revealing and at times surprising account of how teenagers' religious upbringing influences their educational pathways from high school to college. Dr. Ilana Horwitz estimates that approximately one out of every four students in American schools are raised with religious restraint. These students orient their life around God so deeply that it alters how they see themselves and how they behave, inside and outside of church. This book takes us inside the lives of these teenagers to discover why they achieve higher grades than their peers, why they are more likely to graduate from college, and why boys from lower middle-class families particularly benefit from religious restraint. But readers also learn how for middle-upper class kids--and for girls especially--religious restraint recalibrates their academic ambitions after graduation, leading them to question the value of attending a selective college despite their stellar grades in high school. By illuminating the far-reaching effects of the childrearing logic of religious restraint, God, Grades and Graduation offers a compelling new narrative about the role of religion in academic outcomes and educational inequality.
Categories: Education

International Handbook of Protestant Education

International Handbook of Protestant Education

Jeynes, W. (1999). The effects of religious commitment on the academic achievement of black and Hispanic children. Urban Education, 34(4), 458–479.

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400723863

Category: Religion

Page: 714

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Since their earliest days, institutions providing a Protestant education have always been respected and sought-after for their rigor and relative freedom from dogma—and despite today’s secularism and plurality, they remain so. This international handbook is the ultimate companion to protestant schooling worldwide. Its 39 chapters form the most comprehensive and wide-ranging treatment of the subject yet available, addressing Protestant education on all six inhabited continents and featuring the perspectives of leading authorities and public figures. The contributions cover in detail not only the facts and features of Protestant schooling in sundry nations, but also integrate a range of themes common to them all, themes so vital that they are of central concern to Christians around the world and of whatever denomination. Some of these topics are school choice, globalization, Bible pedagogy and character education, the fine arts, parental involvement, and the rise of Christianity in previously inaccessible locations such as China. The handbook’s stellar list of authors is a Who’s Who of authorities on the subject and includes a renowned American evangelical, a former historian of the US House of Representatives, and White House consultants responsible for framing legislation. The many contributors from outside the USA are leading academics conducting seminal research on numerous topics in the field. Both exhaustive and authoritative, The International Handbook of Protestant Educationwill be an invaluable asset to educators, ministers, parents, policy makers political leaders of any denomination—or none.
Categories: Religion

The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education

The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education

The effects of Black and Hispanic 12th graders living in intact families and being religious on their academic achievement. Urban Education, 38(1), 35–57.

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119098386

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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A comprehensive source that demonstrates how 21st century Christianity can interrelate with current educational trends and aspirations The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education provides a resource for students and scholars interested in the most important issues, trends, and developments in the relationship between Christianity and education. It offers a historical understanding of these two intertwined subjects with a view to creating a context for the myriad issues that characterize—and challenge—the relationship between Christianity and education today. Presented in three parts, the book starts with thought-provoking essays covering major issues in Christian education such as the movement away from God in American education; the Christian paradigm based on love and character vs. academic industrial models of American education; why religion is good for society, offenders, and prisons; the resurgence of vocational exploration and its integrative potential for higher education; and more. It then looks at Christianity and education around the globe—faith-based schooling in a pluralistic democracy; religious expectations in the Latino home; church-based and community-centered higher education; etc. The third part examines how humanity is determining the relationship between Christianity and education with chapters covering the use of Christian paradigm of living and learning; enrollment, student demographic, and capacity trends in Christian schools after the introduction of private schools; empirical studies on the perceptions of intellectual diversity at elite universities in the US; and more. Provides the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to gain a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between Christianity and education and its place in contemporary society A long overdue assessment of the subject, one that takes into account the enormous changes in Christian education Presents a global consideration of the subject Examines Christian education across elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels The Wiley Handbook of Christianity and Education will be of great interest to Christian educators in the academic world, the teaching profession, the ministry, and the college and graduate level student body.
Categories: Religion

Does Religious Education Matter

Does Religious Education Matter

Jeynes, W. (2003) Religion, Education, and Academic Success. Greenwich: Information Age Publishing. Luckmann, T. and Schutz, A. (1973) The Structures of the ...

Author: Mary Shanahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317148685

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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In the current climate, and in an age of increasing hostility towards religion and the study of religion, religious education is a much-debated area. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of contributors from the USA, Britain and Ireland, and Australia, representing a variety of religious perspectives, Does Religious Education Matter? provocatively demonstrates that it is vital that religious education is presented as it ’really’ is: a valuable and rich resource that, when taught and engaged with appropriately, stimulates essential qualities for global and responsible citizenship: critical thinking, tolerance, respect, and mutual understanding.
Categories: Religion

Parental Involvement and Academic Success

Parental Involvement and Academic Success

Shido: Education and selection in Japanese middle school. ... The Value of the Bible, and the Excellence of the Christian Religion: For use of families and ...

Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136912870

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most. Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success: uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates examines research results in terms of their practical implications focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.
Categories: Education

International Handbook of Inter religious Education

International Handbook of Inter religious Education

Paul Prinsloo's academic and research interests include religious studies, ... business education, curriculum design and factors impacting student success.

Author: Kath Engebretson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402092601

Category: Education

Page: 1175

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This Handbook is based on the conviction of its editors and contributing authors that understanding and acceptance of, as well as collaboration between religions has essential educational value. The development of this Handbook rests on the f- ther assumption that interreligious education has an important role in elucidating the global demand for human rights, justice, and peace. Interreligious education reveals that the creeds and holy books of the world’s religions teach about sp- itual systems that reject violence and the individualistic pursuit of economic and political gain, and call their followers to compassion for every human being. It also seeks to lead students to an awareness that the followers of religions across the world need to be, and to grow in, dialogical relationships of respect and understa- ing. An essential aim of interreligious education is the promotion of understanding and engagement between people of different religions and, therefore, it has great potential to contribute to the common good of the global community. Interreligious education has grown from the interfaith movement, whose beg- ning is usually identi?ed with the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. This was the ?rst time in history that leaders of the eastern and we- ern religions had come together for dialogue, and to consider working together for global unity.
Categories: Education

American Evangelicals and Religious Diversity

American Evangelicals and Religious Diversity

The first book in the series, Religion, Education, and Academic Success by Professor William Jeynes, documented the nexus between the religious experience ...

Author: Kevin M. Taylor

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607525622

Category: Education

Page: 313

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American Evangelicals and Religious Diversity is a qualitative study of how religion and education intersect at one conservative Christian school. The school is Evangelical and American. The school’s curriculum is biblebased and fulfills its state’s educational requirements for high school graduation. While the school has an environment that is Evangelical, the students live in a religiouslydiverse world. This book documents how three students and their teacher struggle to understand a world that challenges their faith. The context for this understanding is how the teacher presents and the three students come to understand Catholicism, Islam, and the indigenous religions of the Americas. Americans continue to debate whether religious schools are too parochial and do not prepare students to live a diverse society.
Categories: Education

The Praeger Handbook of Faith based Schools in the United States K 12

The Praeger Handbook of Faith based Schools in the United States  K 12

One recent study, that took advantage of school religious tradition ... Research on academic achievement tends to find important religious school effects, ...

Author: Thomas C. Hunt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313391392

Category: Education

Page: 583

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Exploring a subject that is as important as it is divisive, this two-volume work offers the first current, definitive work on the intricacies and issues relative to America's faith-based schools.
Categories: Education

The Economics of Religion in India

The Economics of Religion in India

Student Achievement Conditioned upon School Selection: Religious and Secular Secondary School Quality in Bangladesh.” Economics of Education Review 26 (6): ...

Author: Sriya Iyer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674989290

Category: History

Page: 304

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Religion is not a popular target for economic analysis. Yet the economist’s tools offer insights into how religious groups compete, deliver social services, and reach out to converts—how religions nurture and deploy market power. Sriya Iyer puts these tools to use in an expansive study of India, one of the world’s most religiously diverse nations.
Categories: History

American Educational History

American Educational History

Religion and morality in American schooling. Washington, DC: University Press of America. Jeynes, W. (2003). Religion, education, and academic success.

Author: William H. Jeynes

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452222561

Category: Education

Page: 496

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American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!
Categories: Education

The Secret of Academic Progress and Success

The Secret of Academic Progress and Success

The common questions among college and university Christian and non Christian students are: what is the secret of academic success?

Author: Audu Suyum

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 9783962463526

Category: Religion

Page: 44

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The common questions among college and university Christian and non Christian students are: what is the secret of academic success? How can I succeed? How can I balance my academics with my spirituality? These and many other relevant questions are intelligently and concisely discussed in this booklet
Categories: Religion

Alternative Schooling and School Choice

Alternative Schooling and School Choice

Second, refocus public education from a business model to a model that is centered on the needs of the child. ... Religion, education, and academic success.

Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412987950

Category: Education

Page: 367

View: 148

Written and signed by experts in the field, this volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice, offering an illustrated overview of the topic as well as providing resources for further study.
Categories: Education