Faculty of Education
This paper considers the Christian teacher’s “place” in today’s increasingly diverse public school classrooms. Specifically, the paper explores the complexities of working as a Christian within educational systems which promote tolerance of all cultures and religious views. Is it possible for a Christian teacher to remain committed to The Way while employed in a system which encourages pluralism, equity, and diversity? Using insights and responses of participants in a Christian university education course on teaching in multicultural classrooms, a framework is provided to consider what it means to teach as a Christian in multicultural school settings.
Sider, Steve; Davids, Angie; Knowles, Amanda; Luimes, Annalisa; and Van Bostelen, Leanne (2009). Agents of Hope. International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 5: Iss. 1 , Article 6. http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/icctej/vol5/iss1/6
This article was originally published in International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal 5(1), Article 6, George Fox University Digital Commons. © 2009 the authors. Reproduced with permission.