Covering a variety of topics, Volume 80, Issue 4 (October-December 2018) of The Journal of Adventist Education is now available online. In her editorial, Faith-Ann McGarrell discusses the power of our stories and memories. Additional titles in this issue include:
Don’t Forget to Remember by Dragoslava Santrac
With its official debut planned for next year, the first online version of the Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists will help ensure that our church’s history and stories remain for future generations. Researchers, teachers, students, and others are invited to contribute.
Pieces of Memory: Pioneers of Adventist Education in Brazil by Renato Gross and Ivan Gross
While there are prominent figures in the history of Adventist education, the stories of others are less known. This article shares about “three Adventist educational pioneers, who throughout their struggles and at the end of their days, were victorious, having persevered in the faith to overcome monumental obstacles in establishing schools in Brazil.”
Oral History in the Classroom: Integrating Faith, Learning, and Service by Kris Erskine
Looking for a way to engage students in history class? An oral-history project can have many benefits. Planning tips, question suggestions, and potential challenges are covered.
Readers Theatre in the Classroom: Using Puppets and Scripts to Improve Reading Fluency by Tamara Dietrich Randolph
Inspired by the requests of teachers in East Malaysia, the author examined research on language growth associated with puppets and scripts. She then made several trips back to Borneo, conducting her own interesting research on the topic.
Engaging Head, Hand, and Heart: Lessons from a Caribbean Social-work Degree Program by Kernita-Rose Bailey
The Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) approach seems to go well with the wholistic orientation of Adventist education. Recognizing this, the author asked: “Can CRT be used to achieve the wholistic development of tertiary students, as conceptualized by the Adventist philosophy of education? What steps, reflecting CRT, might lecturers take to target the cognitive, attitudinal, and psycho-motor domains of students?”
Developmental Stages in the Educational Preparation of Effective Leaders (Higher Education) by Timothy James Ellis and Megan Elmendorf
Read for an articulation of “five foundational purposes of Adventist education and five practical methods or approaches for achieving and nurturing these purposes,” as well as “a brief discussion of a character-culture conundrum that often prevents educational institutions from achieving this mission.”
STEM Fest: Fun for Everyone! by Ophelia Barizo
Learn how creating a STEM department in your school can offer students an inter-disciplinary approach to STEM as they utilize problem-based learning. Students in this example also have “opportunities for internships, field trips, STEM-related community service and outreach, special courses (robotics, app development, project-based learning, and AP computer science), and networking with STEM professionals.”