This is post 5 of 5 in the series “colonial education” The first sphere of government in colonial America was the home. Home is where the foundation of character is laid and where self-government should first be learned and practiced. Man’s capacity to govern himself is in direct proportion to
This is post 3 of 5 in the series “colonial education” The Holy Family with Angels, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1646 All the great Protestant reformers of the sixteenth century—Luther, Calvin, Knox, Zwingli, Sturm, Farel, Beza, and Melanchthon—were aggressive education champions committed to Bible-centered Christian instruction and discipleship. They understood that
This is post 1 of 5 in the series “colonial education” Before the North American colonies became “these United States,” colonial parents understood their divine mandate to early instruct their children. As descendants of the European reformers, who highly valued a “virtuous education,”[i] the colonials believed the education of their children
Students Need to Know Why They Know What They Know John Calvin. The name evokes images of esoteric theological discussions in medieval European churches. But did you know that Calvin helped his hometown (Geneva, Switzerland) smell better? And that wasn’t the casual result of some marginal avocation. No, Calvin regarded the olfactory to
Downtown Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Photo by henristosch, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Wikipedia. A week before Christmas, the public schools of Augusta County were closed for a day because of possible “risk of harm to school officials” amid an angry backlash of parents over an assignment given to students at Riverheads
The human mind, bestowed by a Divine Creator, has developed remarkable technologies. How ironic that this rise of technical innovation could lead to the demise of the mind that invented the technologies in the first place! We have written elsewhere about Technologia, an educational concept birthed by the Puritans and
A mother is the first teacher of every exemplar and every scoundrel. Too often we leave our children’s education to television, video games, the state, or their peers. Too many parents have abdicated their responsibility, largely because they no longer have a God-ordained vision for the family and for education.