Christian education has been the focus point of many authors who conduct constant analyze in various research programs, with the purpose of enhancing it in every aspect that contributes to its modification, not only in Christian education but also in teaching and learning from grade schools to advanced studies. While scholars like M. J. Anthony concentrate on giving readers with the valuable insights regarding the past and string together biographies in a seamless list in a means to accomplish the task of reviewing history's facts. Others like Joel Spring prefer to work on the regulation of school curriculums to help increase student's learning capacities with the means to affect change in people's society. This book is intended to address the issues involved in multiculturalism society and its educational perspectives.
M. J. Anthony, W. S. Benson in Exploring the History and Philosophy of Christian Education: Principles for the 21st Century attempted to make his book a very practical instrument in elevating teaching and learning performance in the United States' school system and modern educational movement. He looks upon the past in the Adam, Abraham, and Jesus' eras to gather valuable insights to better equip the future servants in the Christian education field. It maintains a high level of critical and independent philosophical enquiry into a more understandable development of Christian education in an age of cultural differences, moral relativism, religious pluralism, social disintegration, and more.
The authors use past Christian education history to differentiate it to what occurs in today worldviews based on Christian education traditions. Not surprisingly that this book carries many references between the Roman education, philosophical thought, Christian education in the Early Church, European origin in the Early Church, Christian education in the colonial America. Michael J. Anthony uses the word education as a metaphor because there is no other distinctive to categorize his approach in which to show that Christian education is as important as any other educational studies. Nevertheless, this book offers a way to evaluate the previous work done on the subject of education, and to also help provide a backdrop to those who which to develop ideas in similar subject.
The seventh edition of the American School: from the Puritans to no Child Left Behind by Joel Spring features an expanded discussion in the multicultural population of the United States of America which composes of many well defined sections: a section on the 1924 immigration Act, a section on Eugenics and the Age of sterilization, An expanded discussion of public school as America welfare institution, a section on concepts of childhood, and an update examination of the no child left behind legislation. This book WAS Designed to Stimulate critical thinking and critical analysis by Providing alternative interpretation of Each historical period. The point of views taken from this text book emphase the role of multiculturalism and cultural domination in shaping U.S. schools, the position of the schools as one of Many Institutions That manage the distribution of ideas in Society, ...