ERIC Number: ED214743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Small Schools: Quality Schools. "Five Rooms or Less." Information Bulletin 31079.
Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.
The purpose of this bulletin is to point out the advantages of small schools (five rooms or less) and what makes them quality schools. Answers are supplied for the question, Why a Lutheran School in Our Congregation? (to provide opportunities through which the Holy Spirit can develop and maintain the Christian faith in each pupil) and When is a Small School Possible? (when the commitment to Christian education is strong enough). Advantages given for the small Lutheran school include providing a greater amount of parent-teacher-pastor-child interaction, bringing together Christian teachers and families striving to establish and maintain a Christian life-style for the school community, personalizing education when there are fewer students, and parents assuming more responsibility for the operation and success of the school. Points to consider concerning teaching staff in the small school include: the small faculty is advantageous in communication processes; often the pastor is a member of the teaching faculty; and the principal in a small school usually functions as both teacher and administrator. Other sections provide guidance on Expectations and Possibilities, Planning and Consulting, The Small School and the Congregation, and The Small School and the Community. A list of nine discussion questions concludes the document. (BRR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, St. Louis, MO.
Identifiers: Commitment; Lutheran Schools; Support Groups
Note: Prepared by Board of Parish Education.