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This study is to evaluate the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum (ACE) whether it meets its eight set objectives upon the spiritual formation of children in three selected schools in Rizal. There were 37 respondents in the study. This includes four primary teachers of grades four to six and all grades four to six students in the three selected ACE schools. The research problems revolve on “to what extent does the ACE curriculum fulfill its objectives on the children’s spiritual formation according to the students in grades four to six in three selected schools in Rizal?” This research was a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Cluster sampling was used and the statistical test used was the one-way ANOVA. The findings of the study are as follows: In relation to sub-problem two which says, “To what extent does ACE curriculum meet its objectives upon the children’s spiritual formation in terms of the following: (a) Leading Every Child to the Saving Knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, (b) Leading Every Child to the Knowledge of the Word of God, (c) Teaching Every Child to Lead Another Child to Christ, (d) Teaching Children to Fear (Respect) God, (e) Teaching Children to Live Holy, (f) Teaching Children Stewardship of Life, (g) Biblical Excellence, and (h) Teaching Kids How to Worship God?” the study indicated that ACE curriculum attains its objective in very great extent on one item (Item D) teaching children to fear (respect) God and that also in only one item (Item C) “teaching every child to lead another child to Christ” it was rated some extent. On the other six items such as leading every child to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, leading every child to the knowledge of the word of God, teaching children to live holy, teaching children stewardship of life, biblical excellence, teaching Kids to Worship God (Item A, B, E, F, G, and H) it was rated great extent. In terms of the overall null hypothesis, it was not rejected. The null hypothesis says, “There is no significant difference on the perception of the students on the extent of ACE curriculum in attaining its objectives upon the children’s spiritual formation in terms of the eight objectives of ACE.” It was not rejected on the basis that there is no significant difference according to the perception of the respondents on the extent of ACE curriculum in meeting its eight objectives in terms of the demographic variables of the students such as (a) age, (b) grade, (c) gender, and (d) religion explained in chapter four. Since, therefore, in its totality the null hypothesis is not rejected, this study shows that the ACE curriculum is not meeting its identified eight objectives in terms of the spiritual formation of children. In terms of age, the null hypothesis on the objective “teaching children to live holy” (Item E) was rejected; in terms of grade, the null hypothesis “teaching children to fear (respect) God” (Item D) was rejected; and in terms of gender, the null hypotheses “teaching children to live holy” (Item E) and “teaching children the stewardship of life” (Item F) were rejected. In terms of religion, the null hypothesis was not rejected on any of the eight objectives. Thus, the null hypothesis is rejected only on four objectives in terms of age, grade and gender. It is rejected on no objectives in terms of religion. Moreover, based on the findings of the study which came from the results of the surveys, interviews, observations, and review of documents, recommendations are identified for the schools, teachers, learners who uses ACE Curriculum, to ACE itself and lastly for further recommendations (see Appendix I).
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This collection contains the theses in fulfillment of the degree of Master of Arts in Religious Education at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.