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Braun, Guilherme Junior; Potgieter, Ferdinand Jacobus – Christian Higher Education, 2019
In this article, we attempt to justify and present the basic presuppositions of a (Christian) confessional and narrative vision for philosophy of education in a postmodern context. We argue that although the nihilistic strand of postmodernity challenges the viability of religious discourse, postmodernity also re-opens the world toward its…
Descriptors: Christianity, Educational Philosophy, Postmodernism, Religious Factors
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Robinson, David; Jeynes, William H. – Christian Higher Education, 2010
In this pair of two articles, the authors summarize the history of the practice of character instruction in Christian higher education. They examine character education beginning with the founding of Harvard in 1636 to contemporary times. They note that virtually every historian, theologian, and social scientist acknowledges that character…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values Education, Educational Philosophy, Influence of Technology
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Jeynes, William H.; Robinson, David – Christian Higher Education, 2010
In this set of two articles, the authors summarize the history of the practice of character instruction in Christian higher education. They examine character education beginning with the founding of Harvard in 1636 to contemporary times. They note that virtually every historian, theologian, and social scientist acknowledges that character…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values Education, Christianity, Educational History
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Langer, Richard; Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; McMartin, Jason – Christian Higher Education, 2010
Although character formation has always been a central goal of education, efforts to promote character education in schools have, in the last century, always been hampered by an inability to adequately define character. We offer the concept of the flourishing life as the appropriate context for defining and developing character. This concept,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Moral Values, Values Education, Christianity