Author(s)

Christy HillFollow

Date

5-2014

Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Ellen Black

Keywords

biblical concepts, biblical integration, biblical worldview, classroom management, discipline, learning environment

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education and Teaching | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Abstract

This phenomenological study examined biblical concepts utilized by elementary Christian school teachers in classroom management in two Christian schools in Virginia. Items examined included which biblical components were being utilized and how teachers are utilizing them. Determining factors influencing the incorporation of biblical concepts in classroom management and teachers' perceptions of their utilization were also explored. The study used teacher interviews, focus groups, and document reviews. Data analysis was conducted through the use of interview and focus group transcriptions along with as analysis of pertinent documents. Significant statements from the data were coded into themes. Findings included biblical concepts were being incorporated in the classroom management of these schools along with the Bible being a foundational component with each teacher and school studied.