Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leigh's Thesis: Abstract



CHURCHES EQUIPPING PARENTS
TO PROVIDE AN ACADEMICALLY RIGOROUS,
HOME-CENTERED EDUCATION

A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF
GORDON-CONWELL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY LEIGH BORTINS


Abstract

The problem of illiteracy in America crosses all ethnic groups. All of our modern technologies have cost an enormous amount of money yet have resulted in a less than 40 percent proficient literacy rate among adults in the U.S.

Many parents have responded to the current malaise in public education by successfully home schooling their children. The church has historically been a major support and resource for families; unfortunately, during the twentieth century, Christendom has looked to the state, rather than to believers, to train up their children in the way they should go.

Christian leaders grappling with church-based education need concrete options that are easy to implement. The main project of this thesis is to present Christian leaders and educators with a proven model of once-a-week academic programs for families meeting in churches to practice the basic classical, Christian educational tools of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

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