FPU faculty publish article on creating "hospitable" Christian schools

Julie M. Lane, Ed.D., associate professor of education and chair of the Division of Educational Leadership; Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D., associate professor and program director of Christian ministries and chair of the Division of Biblical & Religious Studies; and Acantha Ellard, M.A., instructor in educational values in the School of Education, published the article “Creating Inclusive and Hospitable Christian Schools: Three Case Studies” in the Journal of Disability & Religion, Vol. 23, 2019, posted February 21, 2019. According to the findings, Christian schools that develop a community of belonging must have a board of directors and administrators that embrace the vision and hold all stakeholders accountable to that vision. Where teachers who daily model the expectation of belonging have a designated special education teacher/director who is seen as the school champion, schools shape young minds and create communities where all children belong. The research was funded through a Louisville Pastoral Grant. The article can be found at doi.org/10.1080/23312521.2019.1570832  


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