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The Advantages of Faith and Traditional Family Values for Children

September 23, 2010 12:00 ET    ( 1,118 views)
Click here to download Dr. Jeynes' PowerPoint For fifty years the federal government has been seeking to alleviate a litany of social, moral, and academic problems that have saturated the American landscape. The racial and socioeconomic achievement gap, adolescent behavioral problems, illegal drugs, alcoholism, and teenage pregnancy are all major problems that the US government has sought to address and resolve. Unfortunately, despite the plethora of programs and billions of dollars that have been spent, little progress has been made in dealing with these issues. Could it be that the solutions to these problems have been before our eyes all the time? Could it be that faith and traditional

Click here to download Dr. Jeynes' PowerPoint

For fifty years the federal government has been seeking to alleviate a litany of social, moral, and academic problems that have saturated the American landscape. The racial and socioeconomic achievement gap, adolescent behavioral problems, illegal drugs, alcoholism, and teenage pregnancy are all major problems that the US government has sought to address and resolve. Unfortunately, despite the plethora of programs and billions of dollars that have been spent, little progress has been made in dealing with these issues. Could it be that the solutions to these problems have been before our eyes all the time? Could it be that faith and traditional values are a major key to reducing and even eliminating the achievement gap and reducing the incidence of these other problems? Might it also be the case that faith and traditional values could also help the United States emerge from its economic quagmire? This talk will address the inextricable connection that exists between moral, academic, social, and economic variables and the need for the federal government to recognize this relationship if this nation is to experience a resurgence.

William Jeynes is a professor of Education at California State University in Long Beach and a Non-Resident Scholar at Baylor University. He previously was a faculty member in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated first in his class, and the University of Chicago (where he received the Rosenberger award for his cohort's most outstanding student). He has written approximately 70 academic articles and 9 books. His articles have appeared in journals by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, Notre Dame University, and other prestigious university journals. He writes and conducts research on Christian and family values. He is a well-known public speaker having spoken in nearly every state in the country and in every inhabited continent. He has spoken for the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the US Department of Health & Human Services, the National Press Club, UN delegates, members of Congress, the Acting President of South Korea, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Duke University, Notre Dame University, the Harvard Family Research Project, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and many other well-known universities. He has served as a consultant both for the US and South Korea governments. His 4-point plan presented to the Acting President of South Korea became the core of that nation's 1998 economic stimulus legislation, which helped it emerge from the greatest Asian economic crisis since World War II.  Dr. Jeynes has been interviewed or quoted by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, and many other major newspapers. His worked has been cited and quoted numerous times by the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament, the European Economic Community, and many State Supreme Courts across the United States. Dr. Jeynes has been heavily involved in trying to get the Bible as Literature in the public schools and has had heavenly favor in this endeavor. He has also been involved in pro-family and pro-marriage efforts across the country, including helping to write amicus briefs in defense of marriage and the family. He has been interviewed by Focus on the Family Radio, Relevant Radio and the nation's most listened to local Christian broadcast, Talk from the Heart, with Rich Buhler. A number of Dr. Jeynes' articles for Urban Education, Education & Urban Society, and Marriage & Family Review, according to these journal's websites, are in the top 5-10 of the most cited and read articles published in these journals' history. He has also gained admission into Who's Who in the World.

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Click here to download Dr. Jeynes' PowerPoint

For fifty years the federal government has been seeking to alleviate a litany of social, moral, and academic problems that have saturated the American landscape. The racial and socioeconomic achievement gap, adolescent behavioral problems, illegal drugs, alcoholism, and teenage pregnancy are all major problems that the US government has sought to address and resolve. Unfortunately, despite the plethora of programs and billions of dollars that have been spent, little progress has been made in dealing with these issues. Could it be that the solutions to these problems have been before our eyes all the time? Could it be that faith and traditional values are a major key to reducing and even eliminating the achievement gap and reducing the incidence of these other problems? Might it also be the case that faith and traditional values could also help the United States emerge from its economic quagmire? This talk will address the inextricable connection that exists between moral, academic, social, and economic variables and the need for the federal government to recognize this relationship if this nation is to experience a resurgence.

William Jeynes is a professor of Education at California State University in Long Beach and a Non-Resident Scholar at Baylor University. He previously was a faculty member in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he graduated first in his class, and the University of Chicago (where he received the Rosenberger award for his cohort's most outstanding student). He has written approximately 70 academic articles and 9 books. His articles have appeared in journals by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, Notre Dame University, and other prestigious university journals. He writes and conducts research on Christian and family values. He is a well-known public speaker having spoken in nearly every state in the country and in every inhabited continent. He has spoken for the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education, the US Department of Health & Human Services, the National Press Club, UN delegates, members of Congress, the Acting President of South Korea, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Duke University, Notre Dame University, the Harvard Family Research Project, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and many other well-known universities. He has served as a consultant both for the US and South Korea governments. His 4-point plan presented to the Acting President of South Korea became the core of that nation's 1998 economic stimulus legislation, which helped it emerge from the greatest Asian economic crisis since World War II.  Dr. Jeynes has been interviewed or quoted by the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Times, and many other major newspapers. His worked has been cited and quoted numerous times by the U.S. Congress, the British Parliament, the European Economic Community, and many State Supreme Courts across the United States. Dr. Jeynes has been heavily involved in trying to get the Bible as Literature in the public schools and has had heavenly favor in this endeavor. He has also been involved in pro-family and pro-marriage efforts across the country, including helping to write amicus briefs in defense of marriage and the family. He has been interviewed by Focus on the Family Radio, Relevant Radio and the nation's most listened to local Christian broadcast, Talk from the Heart, with Rich Buhler. A number of Dr. Jeynes' articles for Urban Education, Education & Urban Society, and Marriage & Family Review, according to these journal's websites, are in the top 5-10 of the most cited and read articles published in these journals' history. He has also gained admission into Who's Who in the World.

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