Education For Human Flourishing (Christian Worldview Integration Series)
Education is arguably the foundation for human flourishing within any society. What do distinctively Christian educators have to contribute within the broad framework of public education found in pluralist societies of the West? How can Christian teachers make their voices...
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Education is arguably the foundation for human flourishing within any society. What do distinctively Christian educators have to contribute within the broad framework of public education found in pluralist societies of the West? How can Christian teachers make their voices heard within an increasingly hostile environment where technique and pragmatism are firmly entrenched and religious views are often suspect?
^^Far from offering a thin patina of "niceness" spread over standard educational philosophy, Steven Loomis and Paul Spears set forth a vigorous Christian philosophy of education that seeks to transform the practice of education. Beginning with a robust view of human nature, they build a case for a decidedly Christian view of education that still rightfully takes its place within the marketplace of public education.
^^After surveying the history of educational philosophy, they offer a stimulating analysis of the information economy and its implications for education. This is followed by a concrete proposal for the teaching of social ethics, and finally by a delineation of issues and questions for educational practice, policy and leadership.
^^A must-read for all who are concerned for human flourishing through education.
Paul Spears (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School) is a philosopher of education within the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. He teaches the liberal arts Socratically with a classical curriculum, lectures nationwide on educational philosophy and has been a contributing author to Foundations of Christian School Education.Education for Human Flourishing: A Christian Perspective. with Steven R. Loomis (Ph.D., Claremont) is a professor of education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is coauthor (with Jacob P. Rodriguez) of C. S. Lewis: A Philosophy of Education and (with Jacob P. Rodriguez and Joseph G. Weeres) of The Cost of Institutions: Information and Freedom in Expanding Economies.
- Series Preface
- Authors' Preface
- Pr&eacute;cis Of Book And Chapters
- 1 Humanity Revisited
- 2 Historical Perspectives On Education: Looking Back To The Future
- 3 Who Knows? Education And Epistemology
- 4 The Information Economy Of Education
- 5 Social Ethics And The Institution Of Education
- 6 Issues And Questions For Educational Practice, Policy And Leadership