Resources for a Christian worldview

Education resources/ bibliography


Herman Bavinck Essays on Religion, Science, and Society. Edited by John Bolt. Translated by Harry Boonstra and Gerrit Sheeres. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. 

See the essays on "Trends in Pedagogy" and "Classical Education," chs. 12 and 13, respectively.
(NB: This book is a translation of Bavinck’s Verzamelde opstellen op het gebied van godsdienst en wetenschap (Kampen: Kok, 1921).)


Doug Blomberg, Wisdom and Curriculum: Christian Schooling After Postmodernity Dordt College Press, 2007.

Doug Blomberg 'An "epistemology of teaching"'. Philosophia Reformata 64 (1999): 1-14.

Doug Blomberg The Development of the curriculum with relation to the philosophy of the cosmonomic idea. PhD Thesis. University of Sydney, 1978.

Doug Blomberg and Ian Lambert (eds.): Reminding: Renewing the Mind in Learning. Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity

Peter DeBoer (editor) Educating Christian Teachers for Responsive Discipleship. University Press of America, 1993. 

Brederveld, Jakob. Christian Education: A Summary and Critical Discussion of Bavinck’s Pedagogical Principles. Grand Rapids, MI: Smitter, 1928.

Ken Bussema, "Perspectives on developmental psychology." Pro Rege 22 (1993) 1:1-8. 

Ken Bussema, "Developmental considerations for a theory of instruction." Pro Rege 13 (1984) 1:2-16 

Trevor Cooling A Christian Vision for State Education, SPCK, 1994. 

Trevor Cooling Called to Teach: Teaching as a Mission Vocation,  Grove Books, 2010. 

Arnold DeGraaf The Educational Ministry of the Church,  Craig Press, 1968

Arnold De Graaf and jim Olthius (editors) Joy in Learning: An Integrated Curriculum for Elementary School. Toronto: Curriculum Development Centre, 1973. 

Norman DeJong, (ed). Christian Approaches to Learning Theory. Lanham, Md: University Press of America, 1984. 

Jack Fennema,. Nurturing Children in the Lord: A Study Guide for Teachers on Developing a Biblical Approach to Discipline. Philipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1978. Reprinted: Sioux Center: Dordt Press, 1994. 

Stuart Fowler, Christian Educational Distinctives. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, 1987. 

Stuart Fowler, et al. Christian Schooling: Education for Freedom. Potchefstroom: Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, 1990.

Stuart Fowler, The Foundations of Christian EducationAfrican Journal for Transformational Scholarship 2(1) 

Stuart Fowler, Rationality, Certainty and Education. African Journal for Transformational Scholarship. 1(2)

Chris Gousmett, Education in God’s World, 1997

Albert E. Greene Jr., Reclaiming the Future of Christian Education, Purposeful Design Publications; 2nd edition, 2003.

Jan Habl Lessons in Humanity: from the life and work of Jan Amos Comenius. VKW, 2011.

Lee  Hollaar, "Christian education: Yesterday’s dream, today’s experience, tomorrow’s vision." Pro Rege 23 (1994) 1:18-26. 

John B. Hulst, "Creativity in Christian education." Pro Rege 16 (1987) 2:15-22.

John B. Hulst Building a Worldwide Network: IAPCHE 1975-2002.Dordt college Press, 2009.  

Jaarsma, Cornelius Richard. The Educational Philosophy of Herman Bavinck: A Textbook in Education. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans publishing company, 1935. 

Ian Lambert and Suzanne Mitchell (eds.) Reclaiming the Future: Australian Perspectives on Christian Schooling.  Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity.

Ian Lambert and Suzanne Mitchell (eds.) The Crumbling Walls of Certainty:Towards a Christian Critique of Postmodernity and Education.  Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity, 1997.

Nick Latinga (editor) Christian Higher Education in the Global Context. Dordt College Press/ IAPCHE, 2008.. 

Pam MacKenzie, et alEntry Points for Christian Education. Care for Education, 1997. 

Jack Mechielsen (ed.) No Icing on the Cake: Christian Foundations for Education Brookes-Hall, 1980. 

Bram de Muynck, Johan Hegeman and Pieter Vos (editors) Bridging the Gap: Connecting Christian Faith and Professional Practice. Dordt College Press/ IAPCHE, 2011.

Parker J Palmer, To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983.

Mark Roques, Curriculum Unmasked: Towards a Christian Understanding of Education. Monarch, 1989.

Richard Russell History of educational theory and practice: turning points Bridgehead for Education, 1999. 

Signe Sandsmark Is World View Neutral Education Possible and Desirable? A Christian Response to Liberal Arguments Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000.

Keith Sewell Reformed or Evangelical? A Question for Christian Higher Education. Association for Christian Higher Education in Australia, 2000. 

David Smith, The Bible and the Task of Teaching Stapleford Centre, 2002.

David Smith, ‘Does God dwell in the detail? The daily grind of Christian teaching’, lecture 2001

David Smith, ‘Biblical Teaching’, Christian School Teacher, Spring 2003 .

David Smith and James K. A. Smith (editors) Teaching and Christian Practices: Reshaping Faith and Learning. Eerdmans, 2011.

John Shortt, Towards a Reformed Epistemology and its Educational Significance,  PhD Thesis. University of London Institute of Education, 1991.

John Shortt and Trevor Cooling Agenda for Educational Change Apollos, 1997. 

Geraldine J. Steensma and Harro W. Van Brummelen, Shaping School Curriculum: A Biblical View Signal, 1977.

Geraldine Steensma To Those Who Teach: Keys for Decision Making. Signal Mountain, TN: Signal, 1971.

Gloria Stronks, "Myths and realities in Christian education." Pro Rege 23 (1995) 3:1-10. 

Gloria Stronks and Doug Blomberg, A Vision with a Task: Christian Schooling for Responsible Discipleship Baker 1993.

Elmer John Thiessen, In Defence of Religious Schools and Colleges. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.

Harro Van Brummelen, Walking with God in the Classroom. Burlington, Ont: Welch, 1992. 

Harro Van Brummelen "Stirring heart and mind: Teaching for Biblical values." Pro Rege 23 (1995) 3:11-18. 

Harro van Brummelen, Telling the Next Generation: Educational  Development in North American Calvinist Schools University Press of America/ Institute for Christian Studies, 1986

H. van der Laan Out of Concern for the Christian School. PUvCHO, Potchefstroom, 1979 (Series F)

John Van Dyk, Letters to Lisa. Sioux Center: Dordt Press, 1997 

John Van Dyk, The Maplewood Story: Fostering a Reflective Culture in the Christian School. Dordt College Press, 2007. 

John Van Dyk, The Craft of Christian TeachingA Classroom Journey. Dordt College Press, 2000. 

John Vriend et alTo Prod the “Slumbering Giant”: Crisis, Commitment, and Christian Education Wedge, 1972. 

Transfoming lives
Called to teach
John Shortt's new website 
www.forthosewhoteach.org contains much valuable and helpful material.
Transforming Teachers 

Association of Christian Schools International 

Journal of Education and Christian Belief 
Christian School Education 
Journal of Christian Education
A Journal of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education