‘We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.’ - Martin Luther King (Clarke, Malcolm, Brain & Malcolm, p.183)
Most educators today agree that education involves more than just the transmission of knowledge and skills in relevant subject areas. It is a form of preparation for life and citizenship in a particular society. This was similar in early Greek society. Teaching was much broader than content and subjects. It meant simultaneously providing 'schooling', 'culturing' and 'character formation’. It involved a process of leading a student from boyhood into manhood, and helping him to find his true humanity and become a citizen (Cairney, 2011, p.65).
Posted by Gail Staples 21 months ago
Has the art of respectfully discussing ideas been lost? This question was raised in the article Disagreeing Well, written by Stephen Kinsella, that discussed four foundational attitudes: the first three - listen well, maintain an open mind, and respect the person – apply to schools in general; the fourth - give reason for the hope you have – has particular application for discussion about the Christian faith.
Posted by Gail Staples 2 years ago
Posted by Bryan Cowling 4 years ago
I have read a very helpful book titled History through the Eyes of Faith edited by Ronald A Wells, Professor of History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and published...
Posted by John Dickson 4 years ago
A framework for thinking about enhancing the positive influence of Christianity in an Anglican schoolBy John Dickson, 2014 Introduction: What is a Christian Anglican School? This paper offers a framework...