Reconsidering Purpose and Plotting a Future Direction
- Why? Knowing what our priorities and purposes should be in raising children, nurturing them in the faith and teaching them the skills they need dor life.
- What? Seeking knowledge of what these priorities and purposes mean for the things we teach.
- How? Making wise and informed choices each day about schooling, curriculum and pedagogy.
The first fruits of this project was the publication of the book: New Perspectives on Anglican Education. It argues that Anglican education should be different; not just in the results achieved, but in how schools are used redemptively by God. This should be seen in the lives of the students and families associated with the school, and in the impact of the school on the wider community.
The book can be purchased from Wandering Booksellers.
Articles & Papers
Additional Resources not found in the book
Author: Professor Trevor Cairney
Master of New College, UNSW: Trevor has held senior academic positions in several Australian Universities. His specialty is in early literacy and he is a prolific writer and blogger and well known throughout the world for his writings on literacy and through his presentations at international conferences.
Author: Dr Bryan Cowling
Bryan is the Executive Director of the Anglican Education Commission and was previously founding Principal of Thomas Hassall Anglican College. During his career in the NSW Department of Education he was at different times a teacher, consultant, inspector, regional director and the state Director of Curriculum and Educational Programs.
Author: Rev Dr Michael Jensen
Michael is a former teacher and school chaplain and is currently a lecturer at Moore Theological College and has a worldwide reputation as the blogging parson. He is the author of “I am: what it means to be human” and a frequent writer in Eternity magazine.