JAE 2023-4

Volume 85, Issue 4 (2023) of The Journal of Adventist Education is now available online.

The Journal of Adventist Education April 22, 2024

Our anchor. Our hope. In her editorial titled Anchored in a Covenant, Faith-Ann McGarrell follows the experience of the Israelites as they learned to trust in God for deliverance. We can choose to put our trust in this same God today. Additional articles in Volume 85, Issue 4 of  The Journal of Adventist Education (JAE) include:

Teaching Life Writing (as an Alternative to Fiction) in the Literature Classroom by Lindsey Rose Gendke
“My aim is neither to argue for nor against fiction, since many Adventist English professionals and scholars have already shared similar arguments. Instead, as a conscientious Adventist who still places confidence in Ellen White’s writings, I’d like to do several things: First, I’d like to revisit a few of Ellen White’s comments that once troubled a younger me, see what wisdom I can gain from them today, and urge all Adventists, but especially Adventist English teachers, to choose literature with care—whether they choose fiction or non-fiction. Second, as a (writing) professor who teaches mainly general-education literature classes—that is, I teach literature to primarily non-English majors—I want to present a type of non-fiction literature that I have found to be my best tool for creating courses that can benefit the greatest number of students: Life Writing.”

K-12 Adventist School Boards: Leading Now and Into the Future by Robert D. Crux
“The role and responsibility of the Seventh-day Adventist school boards require more learning about visioning and governance as we move further into the 21st century. To maintain their central position in educational governance, boards must be future-ready rather than satisfied with the status quo. Board members of K-12 Adventist schools can’t wish where their school and students will be four or five years into the future; they must design it now.”

The Post-Lecture Tête-à-Tête: A Teaching Practice for Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Education by Rigaud Joseph
“Because existing campus-based services leave few opportunities for faculty to help students outside regular scheduling times, there is the potential for mismatched expectations between faculty and nontraditional students and the inability of students to get the help they need. This article presents the Post-Lecture Tête-à-Tête technique as a teaching approach that can help to address the needs of nontraditional students in higher education. The goal is to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in postsecondary classrooms. A description of this technique—along with theoretical assumptions and connection to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework—is provided.”

Using Christ’s Method for Reaching Students by Junjun Manalo Amparo
“There is no shortcut for reaching students, but Christ’s method provides an opportunity to break down walls and build bridges for true witnessing. In addition to demonstrating profound knowledge of their subject areas, every educator can learn from the Master Teacher and become an effective missionary as they reach out to students who need help.”

Effective Strategies for Teaching Second Language Learners by Carol Linda Kingston
“Many different strategies can be used to help students navigate the challenges of learning a new language. Some of these challenges include developing a strong vocabulary in the language, learning how to pronounce new words, understanding the new culture, and developing confidence in learning to communicate and converse. Strategies such as the Silent Minute, think-aloud, calendar of words, visualization, and the use of video clips and web tools can be effective in creating interest and building cognitive skills. Incorporating differentiated-instruction approaches can also help target the varied needs of language learners.”

Turning Points in Adventist Education: A Video Series by H. Stephen Bralley
Originally shown at the 2023 North American Division Educators’ Convention, these six short videos “are freely available and may be used schoolwide or in classrooms to introduce students and educators to Adventist education history.”

Griggs International Academy and Griggs University by Donald R. Sahly, Stephen Payne, and Alayne Thorpe
Follow the interesting history of Adventist distance education, beginning in 1909 as Fireside Correspondence School.



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