ERIC Number: ED309001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Compiled Papers on Amish and Conservative Mennonite Culture and Schooling.
Newcomb, Thomas L.
This collection of five papers, each originally published in 1982 provides an overview of Amish and Conservative Mennonite history, culture, customs, child rearing views, and educational practices. "Amish/Mennonite History: A Brief Look" traces the history of these two churches from the Reformation to their split from the main Anabaptist body to present day divisions. "Conservative Mennonite and Old Order Amish Doctrines, Discipline, Articles of Faith, and Their Dictating Holy Bible Passages" relates Amish and Mennonite beliefs, customs, and practices to scriptural passages. "The Old Order Amish View of Formal Education and Child Nurture" discusses (1) education as the responsibility primarily of parents and secondarily of the church community; (2) the primary educational goal of reaching heaven; (3) reasons for Amish displeasure with public schools; and (4) design and operation of Amish schools. "The Conservative Mennonite View of Formal Education and Child Nurture" discusses the educational responsibilities of parents, the goals of Conservative Mennonite schools, and considerations for a Christian curriculum. "Teacher Qualification and Selection in Old Order Amish and Conservative Mennonite Elementary Parochial Schools" describes desirable teacher qualities in the Amish and Conservative Mennonites communities, and problems related to selection and teacher shortages. Four papers contain references and recommended reading lists. (SV)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Educational Attitudes, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Parochial Schools, Protestants, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Selection
Dr. Thomas L. Newcomb, 19130 Nelson-Parkman Road, Garrettsville, OH 44231 ($20.00 plus $2.00 postage).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Information Analyses; Historical Materials
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