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Albert Boerema

Professor of Education

ajb37@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6036
315 Spoelhof Center

Weekly Schedule
(Calvin login required)

Dr. Boerema will be on sabbatical leave during
January - May, 2015.

Educational Background

  • M.A., Royal Roads, 1999
  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2005
  • Educational leadership advisor

Research Interests

  • Educational leadership
  • Leadership development
  • School structure

Publications, Presentations, and Professional Services

  • "Professional Communities: A Gift from God," Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Europe Leadership Conference. Hotel, Katowice, Poland. 02/05/2014
  • "Professional Community: A Gift from God," Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Europe Leadership Conference. Precept Ministry Center, Lake Surduc, Romania. 03/20/2014
  • Talk contributed at a conference. International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) 2014 (Biennial Conference). Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. 05/30/2014
  • Student teaching supervision
  • Article reviewer, Educational Management Administration & Leadership
  • Article reviewer, Journal of Educational Change
  • President-elect, International Community of Christian Teacher Educators
  • Participant, Christian Higher Education Online reading group
  • University Council for Educational Administration conference, Denver
  • Board Member, International Community of Christian Teacher Educators.
  • Column Editor, Panel.Edu, Christian Educators Journal, 2006-present.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 2010.
  • Proposal Reviewer, University Council for Educational Administration.
  • Boerema, A.  (2011). A research agenda for Christian schools.  Journal of Research on Christian Education.
  • Boerema, A.  (2011). Challenging and supporting new leader development.  Educational Management Administration & Leadership.
  • Boerema, A.  (2009). Does mission matter? An analysis of private school achievement differences.  Journal of School Choice, 3 (2) pp. 112-137.
  • Boerema, A.  (2010, May).  Leadership theory for Christian Schools.  Paper presented at the International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX.
  • Hekman, B., Boerema, A, & Walcott, J.  (2010, February). Leadership training workshop. Nehemiah Center, Managua,  Nicaragua. 
  • Boerema, A.  (2009, October).  Leadership theories and the development of Christian practices.  Paper presented at the Teaching, Learning, and Christian Practices Kuyer’s Conference, Calvin College, MI.
  • Boerema, A.  (2009, July).  Reflections on Christian leadership in schools:  What difference it makes day-to-day.  Invited presentation for the Educational Leadership Development Institute, Cedar Springs, Washington.
  • Boerema, A.  (2009, February).  Christian Schools Should Look Different.  Staff Professional Development Workshop presented at Imlay City Christian School.
  • Boerema, A.  (2009, January).  Leadership as stewardship: Servant Leadership.  Workshop presented at the Leadership Development Conference, Nehemiah Center, Managua, Nicaragua. 
  • Boerema, A.  (2009, January).  Leadership as stewardship: Servant Leadership.  Workshop presented at Martin Luther University Staff Development Conference, Managua, Nicaragua.
  • Boerema, A.  (2008, November).  Mentoring New School Leaders.  Paper presented at the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Orlando, Fl.
  • Boerema, A.  (2008, May).  Holiness,  Schools, and Teacher Preparation.  Paper presented at the International Community of Christian Teacher Educators Conference, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
  • Journal article, Peer reviewed Boerema, A. (2011). A research agenda for Christian schools. Journal of Research on Christian Education, 20 (1), pp. 28-45.
  • Magazine article Boerema, A., van Eyk, K., Cook, J., & Mingerink, R. (2010). Professional development and supervision: Five affirmations. Christian Educators' Journal, 50 (2), pp. 16-18.
  • Invited lecture Decision-making for school leaders. Leadership training workshop, Managua, Nicaragua 01/27/2011
  • Invited lecture Working with teachers. Leadership training workshop, Managua, Nicaragua 1/25/2011
  • Talk contributed at a conference Challenges in Leading through Organizational Change University Council for Educational Administration Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana 10/30/2010
  • Talk contributed at a conference Student Assessment: A Blessing or Curse. Christian Educators Association Convention, South Bend, Indiana 10/23/2010