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Title: Myths of Christian Education


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Myths of Christian Education
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Adventist Education
  • Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders
    labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the
    city, the guards stand watch in vain.
  • Psalm 1271 (NIV)

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Adventist Education Myth 1
  • Education given in Adventist schools is very poor

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Adventist Education Myth 1
  • Today in the North American Division
  • 879 Schools
  • 8,582 Teachers
  • 80,541 Students
  • Worldwide
  • 6,709 Schools
  • Adventist Education is the second largest
    denominational educational system in the world,
    second only to Catholic schools.

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Adventist Education Myth 1
  • Challenges
  • Small Size
  • Multi-grade Classrooms
  • Low Budgets
  • Lack of Adequate Facilities
  • Cost

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Adventist Education Myth 1
True education means more than the pursual of a
certain course of study. It means more than a
preparation for the life that now is. It has to
do with the whole being, and with the whole
period of existence possible to man. It is the
harmonious development of the physical, the
mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the
student for the joy of service in this world and
for the higher joy of wider service in the world
to come.
Education p.13
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Adventist Education Myth 2
  • Adventist Schools Need Better Teachers

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Adventist Education Myth 2
  • Train up a child in the way he should go and
    when he is old, he will not depart from it.
  • Proverbs 226 (KJV)

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Adventist Education Myth 2
  • Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace
    thereby good shall come unto thee.
  • Job 2221 (KJV)

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Adventist Education Myth 3
  • Better Facilities Mean a Better Education

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Adventist Education Myth 3
  • If education is to prepare youngsters just for
    this life, then we are among all men most
    miserable.
  • 1 Cor 1519 (adapted from)

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Adventist Education Myth 3
  • God does NOT want

God does want
Their Success
Their Sincerity
Their Achievement
Their Obedience
Their Talent
Their Commitment
Their Possessions
Their Passion
Their Beauty
Their Behavior
Their Brain
Their Heart
Their Knowledge
Their Loyalty
Them for a Time
Them for Eternity
Them in Hell
Them in Heaven
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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Public Schools Prepare Children Better for the
    Real World

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship
    in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the
    promise, without hope and without God in the
    world.
  • Ephesians 212 (NIV)

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Joseph How can I do this great wickedness and
    sin against my God?

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Esther If I perish, I perish

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Daniel Purposed in his heart that he would
    not defile himself

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Moses Stand still and see the salvation of the
    Lord

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Joshua As for me and My house we will serve
    the Lord

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Adventist Education Myth 4
  • Ruth Thy God is my God

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Adventist Education Myth 5
  • Religion Should Only be Taught in the Home and in
    the Church

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Adventist Education Myth 5
  • These commandments that I give you today are to
    be on your hearts.  Impress them on your
    children. Talk about them when you sit at home
    and when you walk along the road, when you lie
    down and when you get up. 
  • Deuteronomy 66-7 (NIV)

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The Cognitive Genesis Study
Amid all the buzz on education reform, the
Seventh-day Adventist school system might seem an
unexpected place to look for models in improving
student achievement. But by educating mind, body,
and spirit, Adventist schools outperform the
national average across all demographics.
For real education reform, take a cue from the
AdventistsBy Elissa Kido, Ed.D., professor of
education at La Sierra UniversityPosted on
www.csmonitor.com on November 15, 2010.
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The Cognitive Genesis Study
Even we were surprised by the results. Our
four-year, independently financed study showed
that students at Adventist schools outperformed
their peers at the national average in every
subject area. One of our most dramatic
findings is that students who transferred to
Adventist schools saw a marked improvement in
academic achievement. The more years a student
attended an Adventist school, the more his or her
performance improved.
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