Dr. J Gregory Behle

Articles by this Author

  1. "Judge Me Gently": Reflections on the Religious Life of John Milton Gregory, 1822-1898

    Spring 2011, Theological Perspectives — Pages 64-83

    John Milton Gregory is familiar to many Christian educators through his 19th-century publication, The Seven Laws of Teaching. For most readers of this important book, little is known about the author himself. This article explores the religious life and theological foundations of John Milton Gregory, who was both author of The Seven Laws of Teaching and founding president of the University of Illinois. Utilizing his spiritual diaries preserved in his daughter’s biography of her father and archival sources from the University of Illinois, this essay offers a theological and spiritual understanding of this important historical figure.

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  2. Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer: Reflections on the Historiography of Christian Higher Education

    Fall 1998 — Pages 9-31

    Christian higher education suffers from a dearth of scholarship concerning its history and historiography. This article examines the status of the literature concerning the history of American higher education in general, and Christian higher education within the United States specifically. Literature reviews are provided for the purpose of acquainting the reader with the seminal literature to a discussion of the subject. New directions and challenges to a study of Christian higher education are offered.

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  3. Adventure-Based Education: Its Philosophy, Process, and Practice

    Winter 1994 — Pages 74-93

    Adventure-based education is a nontraditional approach to learning. It uses adventure activities within the context of unique environmental and social settings to create metaphors that are applied to the broader context of life. Adventure-based education seeks to achieve traditional educational outcomes related to attitudinal objectives and social sensitivities. This article will provide an overview of the history, philosophy, learning theory, and program structure origins of adventure-based education.

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