Vyhmeister, Shawna



Personality Types, Preferred Learning Modalities,
and College Majors of Students in Luzon    

Allida, Daniel & Vyhmeister, Shawna

A Child's Spiritual World: A Qualitative Study  
Casimiro, Leni

Creating Educational Partnership Between School,
Family, and Community     

Ndahayo, Claver & Gaikwad, Prema

Ultimate Sports Nutrition
Ellen Coleman & Suzanne N. Steen
Reviewed by Chan Wai Fong

Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom:
The Realities of Online Teaching

Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt
Reviewed by Lynn Merklin



The pride and joy of any graduate school is its students.  Without them, the school would cease to exist.  It is my privilege to introduce this special issue of the International Forum, which is predominantly made up of major articles by graduate students.  This special student issue covers current topics which center around Christian themes.  From integrating faith and learning in the Biology classroom to comparing faith development in children from various home backgrounds, to studying school, family, and community interaction, to comparing personality types of college students, this issue brings a variety of interesting topics, all centered around a common interest in Christian education.  The methods used in these studies vary almost as much as the content, including quasi-experimental research, correlational, qualitative, and secondary research. 

What students choose to write about when they are allowed to choose a theme for a class paper or for a culminary masterpiece tells others something about the issues that they find important.  Themes raised repeatedly in this collection of studies include learning styles, critical thinking, personality types, spirituality, and community.  These are themes which are currently being debated in secular academic circles, as well as appearing in Christian students’ papers. 

All the papers in this collection have a decidedly Christian focus.  These students apparently not only wish to study using their Christian worldview, but they actually wish to examine their Christianity and study issues relating to it. While this is not a requirement of the school, it is an important observation that students are actively pursuing Christian issues, not merely secular ones, yet at the same time, are choosing themes that have current relevance in the public sphere.

It is my hope that this collection of student papers will enrich and enlighten your professional experience as it has mine.



Shawna Vyhmeister, PhD
Editor, Info Journal
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies
Silang, Cavite , Philippines