Thesis Title

Why Parents Educate Their Children in Assemblies of God Christian Schools

Date of Graduation

Spring 1985


Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education


Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Darrell Roubinek


The main purpose of this study was to determine the most important reason parents had for sending their children to Assemblies of God schools throughout the United States. A further purpose was to find out how these parents felt about their local public schools. The study also included data concerning day school facilities, tuition, government influence in private education, child care, class size, racial integration, curriculum, and religious training. The study was composed of data gathered by means of a questionnaire from 738 parents representing 1,007 students from throughout the United States. All these students were enrolled in some type of Assemblies of God educational program. The study concluded that the most important reason parents had for enrolling their children in Assemblies of God Christian schools was to have them educated in a Christian environment. This statement was true regardless of geographic location.

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching


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