Meeting Jesus in the Classroom: Transformational Integration
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This study explores how to best create the conditions for authentic spiritual formation in the Christian school classroom. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the history of Christian education in America, and the strengths and weaknesses of current Christian education. Chapters 2 and 3 offer an extensive literature review of the topics of philosophy of education, worldview, biblical integration, teachers, and learners. Chapter 4 presents an understanding of transformational integration through formation. Chapter 5 chronicles one Christian school system’s experience in striving to reach authentic spiritual transformation in the classroom. Lastly, Chapter 6 culminates in offering best practices and principles for authentic transformation. Appendices include book recommendations and small suggestions for teachers they can implement immediately in their classrooms.