Author Faculty (Discipline)

Administration

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2017

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

McIver, R. (2017). Purpose and mission of Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands - Past and present. In R. McIver, & P. Kilgour (Eds.), Perceptions of mission held by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands (pp. 7-15). Cooranbong, Australia: Avondale Academic Press.

ISBN: 978‐0‐9874172‐3‐7

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130199 Education Systems not elsewhere classified| 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified

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B1

Abstract

Very soon after the Seventh-day Adventist Church became established in both Australia and the Solomon Islanders, leaders in the Church established church schools to pass on their world view to the students attending those schools. Over a century has passed since the initial setting up of the Adventist school systems in Australia and the Solomon Islands. In both countries government moneys provide the main funding for the schools, making them independent of the church for their funding. Has this made them also independent of the church in their goals and ethos? The results of the survey of teachers in Adventist schools in both Australia and the Solomon Islands reveal that there is still a strong congruence between contemporary teacher’s understanding of the role of Adventist schools, and the reason that Adventist Schools were initially established.

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Used by permission: the publisher and the author.

© 2017 Robert K. McIver

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Perceptions of mission held by teachers in Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands from Avondale College Library (371.071767 M18).

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