Title

Antecedents of Faith Integration Self-Efficacy in PreK-12 Mennonite Schools in North America

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-19-2021

Publication Title

British Journal of Religious Education

First page number:

1

Last page number:

12

Abstract

Private Christian schools in North America endeavour to provide an educational experience that integrates religious and academic training for their preK-12 students. The integration of faith and academics has been studied in higher education institutions in North America, but not substantially in preK-12 schools. This study uses the lens of teacher self-efficacy to examine Christian school teachers’ confidence to integrate faith into their instructional practices. A survey was conducted that drew responses from 390 educators from 18 Mennonite-affiliated schools across North America. Responses indicated generally high levels of faith integration self-efficacy for all teachers; however, teachers felt least confident in drawing parents into the process. Regression analysis showed that individual factors did predict faith integration self-efficacy. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Keywords

Self-efficacy; Faith integration; Christian schools; Survey; School fit

Disciplines

Christianity | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Language

English

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