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ERIC Number: EJ906321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5456
Honors Education and Stone-Campbell Heritage
Willerton, Chris
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v14 n2 p33-46 2010
In this article, the author explores the Stone-Campbell tradition, which produced the North American Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ. In this tradition he finds the distinctive combination of three emphases to promote civic virtues in an honors context: (1) the individual pursuit of truth; (2) reliance on Scripture; and (3) the drive for unity. Here, the author offers a modest proposal, that honors programs can promote civic virtues that build "social capital," in Joseph S. Renzulli's words (2002), by using themes from the Stone-Campbell heritage. He maintains that the distinctive Stone-Campbell combination of individual pursuit of truth, reliance on Scripture, and drive for unity is innately suited to promote such civic virtues in an honors context. He provides a historic background on each of the three principles and then suggests applications to honors education. He focuses on American developments in the Stone-Campbell movement as most pertinent to American universities and their honors programs. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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