ERIC Number: EJ926034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Hospitable Classrooms: Biblical Hospitality and Inclusive Education
Anderson, David W.
Journal of Education & Christian Belief, v15 n1 p13-27 2011
This paper contributes to a Christian hermeneutic of special education by suggesting the biblical concept of hospitality as a necessary characteristic of classroom and school environments in which students with disabilities and other marginalized students can be effectively incorporated into the body of the classroom. Christian hospitality, seen in the teacher's attitude and approach to students and in the milieu of the classroom, conveys welcome, acceptance, and belonging. Rather than seeing diversity as a threat to community, hospitable classrooms welcome and seek to build relationships among all the students.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Christianity, Educational Environment, Disabilities, Special Education, Hermeneutics, Classroom Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Biblical Literature
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