Resources for a Christian worldview

Education resources/ bibliography


Ken Badley and Harro Van Brummelen 2012. Metaphors We Teach By: How Metaphors Shape What We Do in Classrooms. Wipf and Stock

Alan Bandstra, 2014. Beyond Control: Heart-Centered Classroom Climate and Discipline. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press.

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

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).)

Geoff Beech 2015. Christians as Teachers. What it Might look Like? Wipf and Stock.

Louis Berkhof and Cornelius Van Til 1990. Foundations of Christian Education: Addresses to Teachers. (Ed. D.E. Johnson) Philipsburg: P&R. (Taken from Jaarsma, 1953)

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

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

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

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

Trevor Cooling & Margaret Cooling, 2013. Distinctively Christian learning? Cambridge: Grove Books.

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

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

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

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

Charis Project Materials http://www.forthosewhoteach.org/charis-project-downloads/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard J. Edlin 2014. The Cause of Christian Education (4th edition) Sioux Center, IO: Dordt College Press.

Richard Edlin and J. Ireland (eds.), 2006. Engaging the Culture: Christians at work in education. Blacktown, NSW: National Institute for Christian Education.

Jack Fennema 1978. Nurturing Children in the Lord: A Study Guide for Teachers on Developing a Biblical Approach to Discipline. Philipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed.

Jack Fennema, J. 2005. The religious nature and Biblical nurture of God's children: A guide for parents and teachers. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press. 

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

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

Stuart Fowler, The Foundations of Christian Education. African Journal for Transformational Scholarship 2(1)

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

Chris Gousmett 1997. Education in God's World,

Donovan Graham, 2009. Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth into Your Classroom. (2nd edn) Colorado Springs: Purposeful Design.

Perry L. Glanzer and Nathan F. Alleman 2019. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching. Oxford: Oxford university Press.

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

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

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

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

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

John B. Hulst 2012. Christian Education: Issues of the Day. Sioux Center: Dordt Press

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

Jaarsma, Cornelius Richard. (ed.) 1953. Fundamentals in Christian Education: Theory and Practice. Eerdmans.

Joldersma, C.W. & Stronks, G.G. (eds.) (2004). Nicholas Wolterstorff. Educating for shalom. Essays on Christian Higher Education. Grand Rapids/Cambridge, UK: Eerdmans.

Abraham Kuyper. 2019. On Education. Lexham Press.

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.) 1997.The Crumbling Walls of Certainty:Towards a Christian Critique of Postmodernity and Education. Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity.

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

Pam MacKenzie, et al. 1997. Entry Points for Christian Education. London: Care for Education.

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

S. Miedema, S. 2009. Nicholas P. Wolterstorff’s Philosophy of Education: Christian, Open and Critically Committed. Journal of Christian Education, os-52(1), 23–32.

Ted Newell 2019. Education: A Student's Guide. Series edited by David S. Dockery. Crossway Books.

D. Oppewal (ed). 1992. Voices from the Past – Reformed Educators. Grand Rapids: Calvin College Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Smith, 2003. Biblical Teaching. Christian 

School Teacher, Spring 2003.

David Smith, 2018. On Christian Teaching – Practicing faith in the classroom. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

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

David Smith and John Shortt, 2002. The Bible and the Task of Teaching Stapleford Centre. Online: http://www.forthosewhoteach.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Btt-Whole-Book.pdf

John Shortt, 1991. Towards a Reformed Epistemology and its Educational Significance. PhD Thesis. University of London Institute of Education. http://www.forthosewhoteach.org/my-phd-thesis/

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

Paul D. Spears and Steve R. Loomis 2010. Education for Human Flourishing: A Christian Perspective (Christian Worldview Integration Series). Downers Grove: IVP.

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

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

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

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

Paul D. Spears and Steven R. Loomis 2009. Education for Human Flourishing. IVP Academic.

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

Harro Van Brummelen, 2002. Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path. Colorado Springs: Purposeful Design.

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

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

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

Van Nierk 2000. Belief and education: the role of religious ground motives in the history of education

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

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

John Van Dyk 2000. The Craft of Christian Teaching: A Classroom Journey. Sioux Center: Dordt College Press. 

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

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

Stephen C. Vryhof 20014. Between Memory and Vision: The Case for Faith-Based Schooling. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Nicholas Wolterstorff 1980. Educating for Responsible Action. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.


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