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The History of education
History is HIS story
In the beginningIn the garden of Eden education was directly between humans and God.
The Fall The Fall and advent of sin meant that communication
was forever distorted, and relationships were impaired.
The Tower of Babel After languages were confused, tribes went in different
Education developed within different cultural groupssome included Gods truth, some didnt.
Truth corrupted Elders passed on knowledge
including historical truths from the foundation of the
e.g. Flood stories appear in the history of many cultures
But many cultures began to worship other gods.
Truth was lost to many cultures.
The Hebrews The Hebrews faithfully educated their children in the
ways of the Lord.
A God-centred culture The Mosaic ideal was that every facet of the culture
was to be God-centred.
Clothes, place names, monuments, calendar dates, the law and every day practices were God-focused.
The Ancient Greeks The Greeks worshiped many false gods.
The educational system they established is still evident
Religion was separated out in a divided curriculum.
All for the glory of MAN
The birth and crucifixion of the Teacher changed education forever.
Jesus, our example His parables and His example impacted educational
thinking and practice.
Gods love and the gospels permeated the teaching-learning process.
The birth, death and resurrection
The world now had the opportunity to be reunited with God through the cross.
The Gospel was now a key to education.
The spread of the Gospel The Gospel impacted learning from Jerusalem into
Africa and Europe and beyond.
The Reformation In Europe, the Reformation was a spearhead for
literacy and education for all, so the Bible was in the
hands of everyone, and everyone was a priest.
John Bunyans Pilgrims Progress and other edifying
books were widely read.
Church-based education In Europe, the church valued literacy and promoted
study of the creation.
Seminaries became universities.
Cathedrals founded great schools.
Godly foundation The foundation of schools and universities was
theology the study of God.
Character development and spiritual disciplines were expected of students.
Moral law The laws of the land were based on the Bible and it
provided restraints and justice.
The church took responsibility for
Schools were linked to the local church community.
A Christian worldview permeated all lessons and
informed school practices.
The dawn of evolutionary
Darwinism created a setback to Christian education.
There was now a conflict.
Was Gods word really true, or was mans idea better?
False teaching throughout science, history and social science meant that generations grew without any
reference to the Gospel.
Where is God? Their parents and teachers taught and modeled
Christian education diluted Church schools became chameleon-like, trying to be all
things to all people. Faith was diluted out of education.
The State took control of education.
Church schools became elite fee-paying schools for the rich.
Gods plumb line Graduates left school with no certainties, no plumb
lines for life.
Discipline, academic standards and school cohesion fell.
Where is God? The integrating force of the cross was denied.
Christian schooling must be built on the rock of Jesus
Christ. The alternative is on the sand.
A new wave of Christian Schools
Because church schools of the past denied their Gospel roots, a new wave of Christian schools has
Schools that base their syllabus on God, His ways, His
character, His nature, His word...
Following the Teacher Schools where students can follow in the footsteps of
Christian education for the
Across the world the light continues.
A Holy Spirit generation is leaving the gates of
Christian schools ready to change the world.
The light shines in the darkness
Christian schools that build their curriculum upon the Rock will send forth students as lights to the nations,
bringing many to know and love God.
Will your school be one of these?