Cardus Education Survey
The Cardus Education Survey research is relevant, the first of its kind, and will most likely have a formative impact on education, but specifically Christian education, for years to come. This project is unique in that it studies adults six to 21 years following high school graduation. The project provides in-depth data comparing Protestant Christian schools, Catholic schools, non-religious private schools, home school and public schools. Cardus is a “think tank” and consists of respected evangelicals in Canada and the United States.
Basically, the project studied three outcomes:
1. Spiritual Formation
2. Cultural Engagement
3. Academic Development
One important area of this research is the use of a statistical analysis that controlled 30 variables known to impact development (parents, church, etc.). Through this method, project leaders were able to isolate the alignment between the “motivations” (mission/goals of the school) and “outcomes” (the product; later in life) to better understand the role of Christian schools in students’ lives, families, churches and larger society.
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