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    Academic Service Learning in First-Year Writing: Implications for Practice Grade 12-Tertiary
    The author shares research answering six questions: 1. What do service-learning composition courses look like? 2. What perceptions do teachers in service-learning composition programs have about their success in ensuring that composition and service...

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    Action and Reflection in Service-Learning and the Formation of Favorable Attitudes to Community Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    This review is concerned with analyzing the contributions of studies on the effects of reflection in service-learning on students' attitudes towards community service.

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    ADRA Community Services Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of Adventist Disaster Relief Agency to assess public awareness of various initiatives and services offered by the organization. Over 400 participants from the general public answered questions...

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    Adventist Community Services Strategic Planning Study Tertiary
    This PowerPoint details the results of a survey conducted to analyze the full scope of Adventist Community Services. Participation from 67 church leaders was gathered.

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    Amistad - Helping Women and Children Around the World Grade 8-Lifelong
    This is an interview between Karen Hanson Kotoske and Jeff Boyd about the way God has lead Karen in helping others around the world.

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    Bible Labs Manual Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download this manual for ideas on how to engage your students in service learning, applying the biblical principles learned in class in outreach and service within the home, church, and wider community. While the manual is now 25+ years old, much of the 'how...

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    Central Lincoln Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a community needs assessment in Lincoln, Nebraska. Its purpose was to profile the demographics and religion of the neighborhood around the Capitol View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Lincoln. The information should be helpful for...

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    Changing the Campus Colloquy Paradigm Tertiary
    Pacific Union College shares how their campus-wide program incorporates service learning. Six points are shared for campuses establishing a culture of service in and out of the classroom: 1. Have a precise vision of the meaning of service. 2. Develop...

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    Church Schools as Centers of Influence in the Community - K-12 Education as Evangelism Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Our schools must be campuses that provide a loving gospel subculture for our children and can be centers of gospel evangelism for our communities, as well. Where we once tried to reach our communities directly from our churches, now our churches can...

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    Cindy's Lunch Takes Wing Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Based on a real experience, Marjorie Chandler shares how students became engaged in looking for ways to help their peers in Nicaragua who suffered in the Mangua earthquake. From collecting cans to writing letters of encouragement, this class was able to demonstrate...

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    Community Kids Connection Grade 9-Lifelong
    Community Kids Connection offers a Christ-centered perspective to community service for Loma Linda University (LLU) students. Every week children between the ages of 3-12 visit the Social Action Community Health Systems-Norton (SAC-Norton) to sing songs, listen...

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    Community Services - Information from Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This presentation is one of the series of reports entitled Adventist Communities Today under the general title Faith Communities Today. The study is focused on community services. Data are based on a 12-page questionnaire completed by the pastor or an elder....

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    Community Services in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper presents a research of community services in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations today in North America. It is one of the series of reports under the general title Faith Communities Today (FACT) prepared by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Creating a Servant Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shares ways to daily and intentionally infuse service activities in the curriculum beginning with the primary grades in Adventist schools. Practical tips and lots of ideas make this an excellent starting point in planning service education, community...

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    Creative Service-Learning Projects Kindergarten-Lifelong
    If you're having a hard time coming up with service projects for your school, this article gives examples of activities for elementary and high school students. Examples include working with low income housing, creating a community mural, and providing the...

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    Crucial Curriculum: The Teaching of Compassion Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article presents suggestions for teaching compassion through involving young people in the plight of their peers. Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) provides many kits such as the Kick the Cycle, the Do Something Kit, Currency Collector, and...

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    Eagle Eye Inc.: Extending the Classroom Into the Community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Community partnerships not only expose students to adults involved in meaningful and demanding tasks, but also allow students to participate in such activities themselves. Extending the classroom in to the community provides opportunities for hands-on, cooperative,...

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    Educational Leadership in the 21st Century: Challenges and Expectations Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A summary of major issues facing school leadership in the 21st century, this article posits that a clear understanding of the issues will enable Adventist educational administrators and teachers to prepare for the future. Topics include: Modeling Leadership;...

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    Ellen White as a Prophetic Voice for the Poor and the Oppressed Grade 9-Lifelong
    This article reviews the influence of Ellen White's vision and voice regarding community service, providing the rationale for the Adventist perspective on social justice.

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    Engaging with Community - How Schools Are Helping Their Students Become Informed, Responsible and Compassionate Citizens Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "As the 21st Century continues to bring changes to the structure of society, educators are continually challenged in their role of preparing students to take their place in society. In order to achieve this, some schools are exploring the possibilities and...

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    Enoch Kanagaraj - Dialogue with an Indo-U.K. Adventist Grade 11-Lifelong
    Mr. Kanagaraj spearheads “One Vision,” a youth organization working for community cohesion and service in Hertfordshire County, United Kingdom.

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    Experiences with Service-Learning as Perceived by Students, Faculty, and Community Partners Involved with the Master of Public Health Program at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Tertiary
    "Service-learning on a voluntary basis as well as being a requirement for a degree has a positive impact on learning. The AIIAS Department of Public Health (DPH) in the Philippines has conducted various community service activities in the communities...

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    Finding Service In Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Helping students find joy in service is a challenge all educators must address. Integrating service opportunities into the classroom helps students make the connection between their knowledge and their personal, moral responsibility to others. Topics include:...

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    Frog Ponds and Baby Beanies - How One School Fosters Student and Teacher Wellbeing Through Connecting with their Community Grade 7-Grade 12
    This Adventist high school in Australia fosters wellbeing through its service learning program.

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    He had compassion on them - Christ's attitude toward the poor Tertiary-Lifelong
    "The church and the Christ-follower must answer the question “Am I my brother’s/sister’s keeper?” The suffering of our fellow human beings causes us pain. We may try to hide it, deny it, cover it up, or reason it away, but still...

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    His Kids in Action Grade 5-Grade 12
    Watch a series of video clips to learn how one Walla Walla youth program is serving their community.

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    Ikke like, men likevel Kindergarten-Grade 8
    ADRA-musikalen Ikke like, Men likevel består av følgende: 1. CD med syv sanger, sunget av en barnegruppe, inkludert singback til alle sangene. CD-coveret er en liten bok som inneholder en fortelling til hver av sangene, sangtekster...

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    Integrating Service into the Life of a University Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article explains the steps that Andrews University is taking to integrate service into its curriculum and what world service means in different contexts on its campus. It details the process of developing community service learning and provides some resources...

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    JAE Editorial: A Revolution of Service Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Citing evidence of the impact of service learning through La Sierra University courses, the guest editor encourages educators to develop service-learning programs through which students can experience the joy of serving through applied learning. Articles...

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    JAE Editorial: History Is Not Bunk Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Questions are raised about the student's attitude to history. History is more than recalling dates. The historical narrative of the Bible provides us with an understanding of God, His dealings with and hopes for His children. Both secular and religious history...

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    JAE Editorial: Service Learning Makes a Difference Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Reaching the goal of service-oriented schools will require changes in our schools. These changes include a model which is Christ-centered rather than liberal-arts based, administrators involved in more than plant and personnel management, teachers who are...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Scarce, Outdated Textbooks Impede Learning, Teachers Say; Community Service and Volunteerism; Women's Progress in Education;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Hooked on Junk Food Income; Low Default Rate on Student Loans; Classroom Standards; Raising Achievement; Student Debt Lingers;...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Administrative costs of higher education; elementary curricula similar worldwide; private schools reach out; teens and drugs;...

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    Just Do It: Christian Outreach - How to Get Started Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The most daunting part of a service program is getting it started. Beverly Mac Laughlin presents several scenarios showing how to start and run a successful outreach program. Explained are circumstances that make it difficult for schools to implement certain...

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    Keeping Girls Safe - Educating for Peace Through Social Justice Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Learn about ADRA Thailand's Keep Girls Safe Project from founder Joy Butler, and discover what you can do to act on God's call to treat every human being with dignity and respect, and thus to 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights...

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    Learning Faith Through Experience Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Increased student motivation, better practical skills, and fewer discipline problems are the results of a well developed service learning program. Steve Daily examines the conflict between theory and practice in the area of service, noting that Adventist academy...

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    Mission Environment: Using the World As A Lesson Book Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Direct experience equals authentic learning when teachers risk taking learning activities beyond the classroom walls. In support of outdoor education, Jean Lomino presents personal experiences with project based learning and outdoor education and shows how...

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    Missionaries in Their Own Backyard Grade 5-Lifelong
    A group of Adventist students in Rosario, Argentina, supported the social and spiritual development of children through a soccer club.

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    NAD Community Services Grade 5-Lifelong
    Consider service learning options available for students through Adventist Community Services by visiting their website, or contacting regional leaders. The YES! (Youth & Young Adults Empowered to Serve!) network "consists of affiliations with various...

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    Northview Bible Lab Report 2001 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Looking for practical ideas on how to make community outreach and service opportunities a vibrant part of your school's curriculum? Read this report from Northview Adventist Academy for great ideas on what worked for them this year.

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    Outreach Programs for Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can a multigrade school with few children, limited personnel, and restricted resources carry out a viable outreach program? Advantages to scheduling an outreach program in a small school setting are size, orientation, flexibility, transportation and supervision,...

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    PET 08 Special School Service Issue Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download a special issue of Jennings Panorama of Education Thoughts (PET) newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 235 links to service projects teachers and students could do.

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    PET 09-10: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Preschool-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' October 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features 40 links to service activity ideas.

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    PET 09-10: Panorama of Educational Thoughts Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Download Vaughn Jennings' October 2009 newsletter for Adventist teachers in North America. This edition features over 20 links to service project ideas.

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    Potential Plus - Why Orphans Matter to Teachers and Their Students Grade 1-Lifelong
    This TEACH Journal article looks at how "linking a school to an orphanage in a developing country is one way of linking students, unsel´Čüshly, to the needs of humanity." This is a valuable lesson worth teaching our students and could be part...

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    Prison Ministries: Setting Captives Free Tertiary-Lifelong
    The goal of Pacific Union College's Prison Ministries Program is to share the love of God and to bring prisoners into a closer walk with Jesus. This articles shares the students' enthusiasm in planning weekly visits and preparing bilingual chapel services...

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    Profile 5: Parent Involvement Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The Language Literacy Program at Canberra Christian School enlists the help of parents and community members to meet the need of students. They have achieved a ratio of one adult to every two students. Serving the Australian community since 1972, the school...

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    Public Perceptions of the Seventh-day Church & Adventist Community Services in the Chartiers Valley Tertiary
    This paper reports a research on public perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Adventist community services in the Chartiers Valley. Telephone interviews were used for collecting the data.

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    Quiet Hour Ministries Grade 9-Lifelong
    Read reports of and get involved in a variety of evangelistic outreach projects. Primarily an Adventist media evangelism organization, Quiet Hour has expanded in outreach projects to many countries in the form of Evangelistic Campaigns, Health Expos, Mission...

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    Re-Visioning General Education - The La Sierra Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    The authors share the process and product of La Sierra's revised general education curriculum. They also outline the background, time-line for this university curriculum implementation, the community service component, and some observations made along the...

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    Reflection - The Value-adding Component of Service Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Service learning is an important part of Christian education. George Knight says, “A crucial function of Christian teaching is to help students not only to internalize God’s love but also to externalize it.” The author states...

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    Sequim Adventist Community Services Needs Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study with purpose to profile the demographics and religion of the community served by Sequim Adventist Community Services, to provide a community needs assessment, and to put information on the table for planning and program development.

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    Service - The Fourth Dimension in Adventist Education Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This article highlights the fact that while Adventist education philosophy centers on the development of mind, body, and spirit, there is a fourth element to true education - service. Serving others is our ultimate calling, the final goal of education. Service...

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    Service and Growth for Teenagers and Grown-ups! Grade 9-Lifelong
    This successful, school-based community service program began when academy teachers and board members realized they needed to make sure students were learning spiritually and academically. The school and community work together to provide opportunities for...

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    Service Learning - Connecting Classrooms with Communities Preschool-Grade 12
    With the handout and presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn key components for implementing service learning in your classroom, engage student learners, promote mission-mindedness, and address the NAD standards all while building...

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    Service Learning and Community Service - An Essential Part of True Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The authors remind readers of the Adventist philosophy of service education with examples from Andrews University, K-12 schools, and research findings on the value of intentionally building service learning and community outreach or service into the curriculum.

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    Service Learning in India Grade 1-Lifelong
    This TEACH journal article discusses the important pairing of service learning and learning to teach through their India mission trips.

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    Service Learning Moves Nursing to the Frontiers of Community Tertiary-Lifelong
    The Union College Nursing Program instructors believe that service learning will: (1) enrich students’ learning experience at college while motivating them to better appreciate their civic responsibilities and Christian discipleship experience;...

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    Service Learning Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources designed to help your students learn about service and get involved in the community.

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    Service Project Ideas Grade 1-Tertiary
    Start your service project brainstorming off with these forty ideas, shared by the Journey to Excellence content developers.

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    Service, More Than Just a Symbol at Union College Tertiary
    A report on Union College's commitment to service on its campus and various community programs. Beautifying Residences Using Student Help (BRUSH), Special People Are Reaching Kids (SPARK), Union For Kids, the Great UC Giveaway, the Community Health Nursing...

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    STORM Co - An Introduction to Adventure in Service Tertiary
    This TEACH Journal article outlines the philosophy underpinning the STORM Co program that sends teams of trained young people to work for, learn from and encourage individual communities, sharing God's love through service.

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    Teaching Elementary and Secondary Students How to Care for the Earth Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Students in elementary and secondary schools don't have specific classes designed to teach environmental issues. Thus, these issues need to be integrated into the existing curriculum. Also, school-wide projects dealing with the environment help to involve...

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    Thailand Diary Tertiary
    In this TEACH Journal article, extracts from the diary of two recent Avondale College graduates who are teaching as volunteers in a refugee camp in Thailand are shared.

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    The Christ-Centered, Character-Driven School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    By default, much of the responsibility for teaching values, morals, and ethics has been passed on to schools. Schools, therefore, must become more intentional in teaching and nurturing moral development. This article addresses how schools, along with home...

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    The Cry of Rosy Tertiary
    "The ultimate question in terms of my own salvation is not how many lives I have changed or how much injustice I have prevented, but how much of myself I have given to another human being in need. Right now I don't know where Rosy, her mother and baby...

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    The Experience of Community Service in Mexican Adventist Universities Tertiary-Lifelong
    The idea of values formation in general, and prosocial values in particular, is of increasing interest to curriculum planners and administrators in higher education. The use of community service as a prosocial training strategy has served universities in recent...

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    The Future of PACS Tertiary
    This report presents key information shared during one-day meeting with PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) and recommendations for the next steps in the development of a strategic plan for PACS.

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    The Gateway to Learning Grade 1-Grade 12
    In this TEACH Journal article, an account of and reasons for establishing a composite class with a different learning culture is discussed; "one that emphasises independence, academic success, responsibility, organisational and social skills, and community...

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    The Invictus Wellbeing Program - Cultural Architecture and Human Flourishing Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learn about the mental fitness and resiliency course that uses Dr Martin Seligman’s PERMA model to help achieve the wellbeing mandate in the 2008 Melbourne Declaration.

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    The Performance of Trilogy Functions of Higher Education of Selected NOCEI-member HEIs in the CALABARZON Provinces Tertiary
    "Often the three functions of the trilogy of higher education, which consist of teaching, research and community service, are not assigned equal merit. The priority for performance is only given to teaching, and to a certain extent to research efforts,...

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    The Philosophy and Practice of Christian Service Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides reasons for including service-learning in the curriculum and shows how it can help Adventist schools achieve a balanced curriculum that combines theory and practice. It also notes that the true teacher in a Christian school will not be...

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    The Power of Service in Adventist Higher Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    Columbia Union College President Wisbey asks "How will our vision for Christian education enable students to take seriously the call of Jesus to be His hands and feet in a world in which wealth and poverty co-exist, where images of hunger and death are...

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    The Relationship Between Community Service Involvement and Student Outcomes in Mexican Higher Learning Institutions Tertiary
    Problem. Although Mexican Seventh-day Adventist higher learning institutions involve their students in diverse forms of community service, it is not clear whether involvement in service-related projects in these institutions is producing the desired prosocial,...

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    The School and Community Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schools are important to communities and should purposefully search for appropriate ways to foster interaction. The authors explore a variety of avenues by which schools can not only serve their communities, but also make use of community resources to enhance...

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    The Spiritual Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Education in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    Southern Adventist University President Bietz says of Adventist higher education in the 21st century: "We create environments where the Word becomes flesh every day, in every class, in every contact with every students, and through every employee"....

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    Town and Gown: Enhancing Relationship Between College and Community Tertiary-Lifelong
    Pacific Union College president Osborn discusses the importance of Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education making and keeping a growing, reciprocal relationship with the communities in which the exist.

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    Training up a Child in the Right Way - Stewardship for Adventist Students Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Stewardship includes use of body, abilities, time, material possessions and the world. This article includes two pages of sample activities grouped by subject area.

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    Turning Students on to Community Service Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Every student should take from his/her school experience a solid grasp of academics and a desire to give something back to society. Volunteering changes students and helps them grasp that altruism brings its own rewards. It enables the student to see the connection...

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    VG1 Report - Where Do We Go From Here? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The third report focuses on areas of improvement the North America Division is planning based on Valuegenesis I research. These include: 1) Educating boards on the realities faced by church school teachers; 2) Acknowledging the renewed interest teachers are...

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    VG2 Update 09: Importance of Values Grade 7-Lifelong
    This Valuegenesis 2 report focuses on attitudes students in grades 6-12 have toward materialism, altruism, and morality. Read this issue to find out how factors such as school religion programs, peer religiousness, quality of family worship, and the frequency...

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    Websites Providing Resources for Service Learning Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A list of links to 18 organizations providing information about opportunities for community services, models for service-learning in formal education, and resources available to build service learning programs in Adventist schools, colleges and universities.

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    Why Adventist Education - Service Learning Preschool-Tertiary
    Why is service such a key component of Adventist education, both within the context of curriculum and the extended service trips we take to provide hands on experience and empathy? This is the 7th one-page article in an 11-part series clarifying the philosophy...

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    Work Experience in the Elementary School Grade 6-Grade 8
    Harry Rogers, a seventh-grade homeroom teacher, developed an innovative and successful practical arts work program for elementary students. The objective is to get students into the community to experience work in the real world and learn work habits and techniques....