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Adventist Education Ken Rogers Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Southern Union Conference of SDA

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1 Adventist Education Ken Rogers Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Southern Union Conference of SDA

2 Obstacles & Barriers that prevent Adventist schools from thriving

3 1. Absence of visionary, transformational leadership 2. Lack of financial resources 3. Shortage of qualified, talented educators

4 4. Poor accountability structures/ Inconsistent Quality 5. Dysfunction in the denomination’s organizational structure for operating schools 6. Ineffective School Boards

5 7. Turf wars between local churches & schools / Lack of support from pastors 8. Poor marketing 9. Feelings of inferiority / Misconceptions about quality

6 10. Outdated teaching methods and text books

7 SOLUTIONS TO OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES

8 Offer competitive compensation and professional development opportunities Reinvest in a new education model Create accountability structures

9 Improve school board selection and training Aggressively pursue talented educators Market more effectively

10 Set up model schools or “demonstration sites” Nurture community action Develop a leadership program that provides internships, mentoring and administrative residencies

11 Identify and reward best practices


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