JAE 2023-1

Volume 85, Issue 1 (2023) of The Journal of Adventist Education is now available online.

The Journal of Adventist Education September 20, 2023

The number three is important to many different concepts, and Adventist education is no exception. In his editorial titled The Three-legged Stool, Julián Melgosa discusses the impact of the home, the local church, and the school, each representing one leg of the stool. Additional articles in this issue of The Journal of Adventist Education (JAE) include:

Wherefore Adventist Education? Early Perspectives on the Value of Adventist Education by John Wesley Taylor V
“The Seventh-day Adventist Church operates a global educational system with 111,476 teachers and 2,064,741 students in 9,589 educational institutions, primary through university. The extent of this school system is a statement of the value that the denomination places on education. However, this was not always the case.”

Leadership Strategies and Strategic Planning for Times of Crisis and Beyond by Greg Baldeo
“This article explores components associated with Adventist educational renewal through strategic thinking. It focuses on strategic leadership within the context of Adventist learning institutions and the corresponding characteristics of this approach.”

Phygital Disciple-making: A Response to the Pandemic by Santosh Kumar, Marcelo E. C. Dias, and Richard Sagor Mitra
“Since the popularization of the Internet, socialization has been happening in the phygital world, a virtual space that bridges the gap between the physical and digital worlds. This model of human interaction intensified during the pandemic. In this article, the authors discuss the impact on discipleship post-pandemic.”

The Power of Yet by Jessica Burchfield
“As I stood at the beginning of another school year, I felt more than a little overwhelmed. Truthfully, I was terrified. I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way. We, as educators, are all on a quest to find the ‘magic formula’ that will make us the teacher that our students need.”

Helping Your Students to “Flourish”! by Karen Holford
“Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the number of children and adults experiencing anxiety and other harmful/draining emotions. More students of all ages struggle to balance their emotions and develop resilience. Flourish! is a tool based on psychologist Barbara Fredrickson’s research and an excellent resource to help students cope and thrive.”

James White Library Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary by Margaret Adeogun
“The 85th anniversary of the James White Library (JWL) and the current building’s 60th are significant achievements and milestones for the Andrews University community and the global Seventh-day Adventist higher-education system. A summary of the commemoration celebration is shared here.”



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