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ERIC Number: EJ885822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Christian Schooling and Educational Excellence: An Australian Perspective
Justins, Charles
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v13 n1 p49-64 2009
This paper considers from an Australian perspective the tensions for Christian schooling in the notion of educational excellence and whether, ultimately, it is possible for a Christian school to promote itself as a centre for educational excellence and remain authentically Christian. The language of excellence is prevalent in Western society, and the language of educational excellence is certainly prevalent in Australia. Educational excellence appears to be the ambition and purpose of every "worthy" educational program and institution. This paper addresses the responses of Christian schooling in Australia, particularly Christian Parent Controlled (CPCS) schooling, to the concept of educational excellence. The vehicles for this exploration are an examination of the core values of CPCS schools, a consideration of the attitudes of a number of key CPCS educators and a case study of a particular CPCS school. The concept of educational excellence is critiqued in this context. (Contains 1 note and a bibliography.)
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: jecb@calvin.edu; Web site: http://www.jecb.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia