THE TACIT CURRICULUM: UNEXPLORED OPPORTUNITY OR APPARENT CHALLENGE IN NURTURING RESILIENCE AND TRUST IN GOD’S SUPERNATURAL POWER AMONG YOUTH?

Dinah Katindi Nyamai, Mercy Mugambi, Rosemary Imonje

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This article investigated on the role played by the unseen curriculum in developing resilience and real honor for God among youth to help them holistically define their way of life and aspirations amid numerous life challenges. Since time immemorial significant attention has been directed towards the official curricular, but the role played by the veiled curriculum in nurturing young people to endure predicaments and genuinely trust in God’s supernatural power has barely featured in many schooling discourses. This means a good number of Christians are burdened by how best they can inspire young people to trust in the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent Creator of the universe but very few, if any, ever think about how the veiled curriculum, can hinder or facilitate young people’s development of resilience and trust in God. In this article the meaning of the concept unstated curriculum and its influences on nurturing resilience and teaching about God’s supernatural power—which when invoked in faith causes the kingdom of darkness to tremble, are discussed. The research employed a phenomenological design, guided by an interview guide with 12 open-ended items followed by extensive probing questions. Two experts examined the interview guide items to determine their clarity, but the researcher also conducted a pilot study among 3 participants (one lecturer and two students) to determine participants’ level of understanding of the interview guide items. The results from the research indicated a remarkable connection between hidden curriculum aspects and young people’s resilience and their grasp of how deep, wide, and high God’s power is in overcoming life challenges.

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invisible curriculum, teaching, resilience, God’s supernatural power, unexplored, apparent

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v7i11.3371

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