This title explores the Church of England's contribution to education since the establishment of The National Society in 1811. "Anglican Church School Education" explores the contribution of church schools and considers how they might contribute to education in the future to allow for a better standard of understanding of church schools. Drawing together some of the leading writers and thinkers in church school education, this volume is divided into five parts: The Historical Story; Current Policy and Philosophy; Reflection on Current Practice; Instrumental in Shaping the Future; and, Reflections and Recommendations. This unique collection celebrates past achievements and informs the future engagement of the Church in education.
Worsley's book makes me wish I had been at The Watson Symposium in 2011, joining in celebrating and reflecting on the 200 years of the Anglican church's investment in Christian education in the UK. Worsley provides the reader with a rich collection of essays that include historical research, reflections on contemporary theory and practice, and critical issues for the future of the church's investment in schooling children and youth. The book raises important issues, not only for Anglican church schools, but for all Christian school leaders around the world. I found it both informative and challenging, and I am grateful for the work of the scholars and editors who produced it. Kevin E. Lawson, Professor of Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, USA, and editor of the Christian Education Journal. At last a work of real significance that fills what has long been a serious gap in the literature. Drawing upon a star cast of writers in the field, who have breadth and depth of experience of - and ensuing wisdom about - Anglican education in the UK, these essays effectively bring out how important the contribution made by Anglican schools has been for our country and how constructive this promises to be for the future, despite the very real challenges to be faced. Providing a blend of historical background and contemporary contextual information, clear analysis of key issues, voices on the ground and research-based insights into realities, a fascinating picture emerges about these schools - where they have come from, what they are for, and how they need to move forward. Of especial value - for many different types of reader - are the questions raised at the end of each chapter. A very helpful tool for teachers and headteachers, parents and governors, clergy and chaplains, students and academics. John Sullivan, Professor of Christian Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK This volume provides an excellent collection of scholarly writing and empirical research findings about Anglican Church School education. We need more studies of this quality to support the future of faith-based schooling in the face of polemical attacks by aggressive secularist critics. Gerald Grace, Director of the Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK [T]his book will provide us with a valuable tool to enliven, equip, empower, and embed a truly Christian approach to education for the common good within our respective spheres of influence. -- Bryan Cowling Journal of Education and Christian Belief
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th November 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.45