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Educ 518, Sec B09 Dr. Anna Cates Judeo-Christianity vs. Public Education: A Research Proposal on the Impact Christian Beliefs can have on Students Juan Cepeda Liberty University
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Abstract To explore the possible impact Christianity can have in the Public Education System Different variables that influence the behavioral patterns and upbringing of a minority individual Influences: neighborhood (i.e. family and community) religious beliefs the public school system.
Purpose of Study The purpose of this study is to explain how Christian educators can improve student’s behavioral habits in low-income environments through Christian practices. The overall goal is to demonstrate the impact a Christian educator can have on a student (RV: Proverbs 22:6)
Research Questions 1. Does the student’s socio-economic status affect his/her behavior and academic performance? 2. Can the exposure to Christian beliefs impact the upbringing of low-income students? 3. Is there a significant difference between the behaviors of pupils who have had exposure to Christian educators and those who have not? 4. Can having a public Christian school in a low-income environment positively affect the conditions in which the student’s grow-up in?
Definitions of Key Terms Academic Achievement – Steinmayr, Meißner, Weidinger, & Wirthwein (2014) define academic achievement as the “performance outcomes that indicate the extent to which a person has accomplished specific goals that were the focus of activities in instructional environments, specifically in school, college, and university” Christian Behavior – “a man who perseveres in doing just actions gets in the end a certain quality of character” (Lewis 1943a, 48 as cited by Pike, 2010)
Definitions of Key Terms Cont. Christianity – Teaching and practices of cultivating a life closer to God through his son Jesus Christ and the intervention of the Holy Spirit (Pike, 2010).
Review of the Literature Socio-Economic Over 25 years of numerous studies have examined and concluded that there’s a specific relationship between: The environment or community someone is brought-up in and the student. Academic achievement and life formation. (Boyle, Georgiades, Racine, and Mustard, 2007). Evidence has been found stating that: Socio-economic advantage communities have better resources. Support a better educational structure for their students and their educational attainment.
Review of the Literature Cont. Buck and Deutsch (2014) stated: “Community becomes impoverished as deindustrialization, high unemployment rates, untreated mental health, and high crime rates”. Teachers are not properly equipped to handle the situations in which the student may come to school with (Buck and Deutsch, 2014). Exposure to Christian Belief exposure to Christian beliefs can help: “adolescents in the formation of a personal identity” (LeBlanc and Slaughter, 2012). Christian school had a significantly higher intellect and ability to defend their faith and beliefs against other (LeBlanc and Slaughter, 2012)
Review of the Literature Cont. Exposure to Christian Belief Cont. Brown (2014): Revealed that if given and/or provided students, parents and faculty members with an exposure of Christian belief would foster a greater sense of spiritual

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