Signs of Renewal in South African Christian Education

From: Volume VI, Issue 2: Winter 1986 Pages 49-57


This article focuses on promising signs of renewal in order to enlist interest and add momentum to the process of reform. The historical development and present situation (of widespread superficial Christianity) challenge Christian education in South Africa to penetrating renewal. At conferences, seminars, and meetings, an encouraging new atmosphere has become discernible. The dominating "Christian National" approach is being frankly criticized, the important of life-relatedness is strongly emphasized, and a readiness for change is revealed. Stimulated by research projects, syllabus reform is taking place and teacher training is receiving concentrated attention. Many are indeed aiming at a Christian education that is "vital, inspiring, and relevant."



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