Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Stephen S. Gruber, Ed.D.
gender matching, teacher mentor, female Bible teachers
This mixed method study examines the Bible department staff make-up of Ohio Christian high schools and examines administrators, parents, and students' views about females teaching Bible. Surveys were sent to 37 administrators to examine the cunent faculty make-up of their Bible departments and to evaluate administrators, parents, and students' perceptions of female Bible teachers. Fourteen female students wrote their perceptions of an all girls Bible class in their journals. Analysis of the surveys and journals found that \vhile few females teach in Bible departments, administrators are not necessarily opposed to females teaching. Parents prefer an all girls Bible class taught by a female for their daughter. Female students feel more comfortable discussing personal issues in an all girls Bible class. These results can be used to infom1 Christian school educators and stakeholders about the various perceptions of gender issues in Bible departments, specifically the perceptions of females teaching the Bible.
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Hacker, Elizabeth A., "Bible Department Gender Issues: A Study of Ohio Christian High School Bible Departments" (2012). Master of Education Research Theses. 42.