Violent tragedies, falling test scores, the rise of relativism . . . can public schools make the grade if administrators can't agree on the purpose of education? Here DeJong calls all Christian and homeschools to a biblical philosophy of teaching---one that acknowledges human nature, recognizes revealed truth, and understands a child's need to be transformed. 184 pages, softcover from Presbyterian & Reformed.
As a successor to the author's Education in the Truth, this volume takes a fresh look at the basic truths that should mold our educational endeavors. This book meets the fundamental need for a more biblical, Christian philosophy of education in a country that is becoming increasingly secular.
Norman De Jong (PhD, educational foundations, University of Iowa) is the author of Teaching for a Change: A Transformational Approach to Education (P&R, 2001), as well as other books and articles on education and government. He was associate professor of education at Dordt College and, subsequently, professor of education and director of teacher education at Trinity Christian College. He also has served as principal in three schools and taught at several others.
A practical book that can be helpful to anyone interested in education.
Anything from Norman De Jong on the subject of education is worth reading. And especially in this day, when the secularists have so trivialized the task of education, it is important for Christians to remember that the work of the teacher always has to do with this explosive thing we call truth. Dr. De Jong is just the man to issue that reminder.
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