Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science

First Committee Member

Craig Walton

Number of Pages



Remnants of Christian tradition exist in American culture although we live in a pluralistic society. Faith-based schools seek to restore elements of the Christian tradition, believing those values essential for their children. Some in the greater community look to such schools for elements and practices to translate and apply into the greater systems; Private faith-based education is considered overall successful, but there are problems that warrant discussion. Most of the dynamics are typical of all organizations, but perhaps not expected because of the moral representation. Others dynamics are unique or exaggerated in faith-based organizations; Non-profit organizations, including faith-based, exist to fulfil a human need and depend on leadership to initiate, grow and maintain. Decisions affected by pressures to preserve the system can divert the organization from the original mission. Eventually the system may need the mission to support the organization. Continual self-assessment of both the organization and the leader, with integrity and moral excellence can prevent degeneration of mission.


Based; Dynamics; Educational; Effects; Faith; Organization; Standardization

Controlled Subject

Religion; Political science; Education--Philosophy

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Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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