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JAE 2018-3: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Adventist Schools

With a special section titled “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Adventist Schools,” Volume 80, Issue 3 (July-September 2018) of The Journal of Adventist Education is a must read. In her guest editorial, Charline Barnes Rowland explains how this issue “promotes intentional, harmonious development of all students in Adventist schools through a framework called culturally responsive pedagogy.” Additional titles in this issue include:

The Tragedy of Child and Adolescent Suicide by Brad Hinman
Group Of Students Using Computers In College Library“This story is a composite―an amalgamation of several true stories―and is used to illustrate the need for more attention to be paid to child and teen suicide, which is becoming a common narrative among young people today.”

Why Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters by Kalisha Waldon
“One of the many things I admire about Jesus is the intentional and genuine connection He made with people. Regardless of their status, religion, cultural background, or other people’s opinions, nothing prevented Jesus from teaching and serving others, or interacting with each person with whom He came into contact.”

Culturally Responsive Christian Education at Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School by Anita Strawn de Ojeda, Loren H. Fish II, and Jovannah Poor Bear-Adams
“Needless to say, Native Americans have cause to distrust boarding schools run by Christians that claim their sole purpose is helping Native Americans, especially since, for the older generations, the term ‘boarding school’ evokes memories of oppression, abuse, and assimilation.”

Shielding Students from Stereotype Threat: Instructional and Developmental Implications by Michael Milmine and Elvin Gabriel
“Stereotype threat is driven by the conviction that academic performance may be judged or evaluated on the basis of culturally driven false beliefs or preconceived notions about the academic abilities of the ethnic, racial, gender, or socioeconomic group to which one belongs.”

Celebrating the World in Your Classroom by Dale Linton
“Wading into another person’s culture can be a bit scary and complex. It may even challenge a few things you believe about your own cultural heritage. But for today’s teacher, it is a necessity to face the challenges and reach each student, regardless of cultural backgrounds, in order to maximize individual learning experiences.”

Know and Engage Your Constituency by Betty Nugent
“How many more constituents are sitting in pews of churches waiting to be inspired to get involved, waiting to use their gifts to improve their local church school?”

Continuing Education Courses and Resources Offered by the Adventist Learning Community (ALC) by Sharon Aka and Paola Franco-Oudri
“Lifelong learning is now accessible to anyone with a desire to continue learning, without the hindrance of prescribed class times and hefty tuition fees. As an initiative of the North American Division (NAD), the Adventist Learning Community (ALC) also seeks to contribute to fulfil this vision.”

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