The Use Made by LDS Institute Instructors of Statements and Messages of the Modern Prophets in Answering Current Issues of Importance to College Students

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Brigham Young University - Provo

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Brimhall, Gale J.
Brigham Young University - Provo
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Presidents; Quotations; Christian education; Teaching methods; Education; Mormon Studies
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This study was designed to evaluate the L.D.S. institute instructors use of statements made by leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These leaders have instructed Church school teachers to teach what the prophets have said and not the teachers own ideas or views on doctrine.The data from this study show the following: (1) Approximately twenty per cent of instructor responses in selecting the stated principles of the Church on a current issue are incorrect; (2) The ability of the instructors to recognize prophet's statements from non-prophet's statements is seventy-three per cent; (3) Over ninty per cent of the instructors use prophet's messages in their teaching and counseling but have no organized procedure; (4) Over fifty per cent of the instructors feel the course outlines are not adequate on current issues, and (5) Ninty-three per cent would like an alphabetized syllabus of prophet's statements on current issues. The main recommendation is that instruction, methods, and materials be prepared to assist the Church teacher in teaching messages of the Modern Prophets.