Title

Christian Higher Education and Students with Diverse Beliefs: Impacts and Challenges

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Journal

International Christian Community for Teacher Education

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

1-11

ISSN

1932-7846

Embargo Period

10-4-2016

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130103 Higher Education| 139999 Education not elsewhere classified| 220405 Religion and Society

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

The ethos, mission, and values of Christian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are usually grounded in a biblical worldview. Increasingly, Christian HEIs are attracting students who do not share the faith espoused by the institutions they attend. This qualitative case study explored the perceptions of six final-year education students with different belief frameworks to those of the Christian HEI they attended. They were interviewed to determine their perceptions of the transparency of the ethos, mission, and values of the HEI, the impact of the HEI on their lives, and the challenges they faced as students. The data revealed some positive impacts and some challenges for both the students and the Christian HEI and identified an overarching factor that moderated the identified tensions.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol11/iss1/2

Peer Review

Before publication

Comments

Used by permission: International Christian Community for Teacher Education and the author(s).

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.


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