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ERIC Number: EJ1052606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Christian Teacher Education in a Culture of "Techne": Current Developments in Teacher Accreditation
Schwarz, Gretchen
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v18 n2 p171-189 2014
Teacher education has long been a major mission of Christian colleges. Many Christian as well as public universities have teacher education programs accredited by CAEP, a national organization. Self-study for improvement is important. CAEP promises high standards, but when examined more closely, the CAEP system works at cross-purposes with teacher education that supports teaching as Christian vocation. In an era dominated by "techne," as represented in the work of Ellul and Postman, CAEP replaces human and spiritual values with those of efficiency and technique, and ignores teaching as a moral calling. Christian colleges need a better accreditation system.
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning. 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Tel: 616-526-7500; Fax: 616-526-7502; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A