FPU faculty publish article on creating "hospitable" Christian schools

Julie M. Lane, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Division Chair for Educational Leadership
Quentin P. Kinnison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Program Director, Christian Ministry and Leadership

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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Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations