Issue 2

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 135.2

Lutheran Education Journal Volume 135, Issue 2, 1999

From Where I Sit…The Age of Reform—Again

The Classical Education Movement and Lutheran Schools

Increasing numbers of Lutheran schools are embracing the classical model of education, the authors report, finding in it a model for increasing students’ engagement and achievement. Veith and Ankerberg present an historical overview of the principals of classical education, noting its compatibility with traditional Lutheran principals of schooling and tracing its recent reincarnation in Lutheran schools. by Gene Edward Veith, Jr. and Erik Ankerberg

Scholarship, Teaching, and Practice: Reflections on Lutheran Identity

In the struggle to define institutional identity, Morgan reminds us, we must not restrict ourselves to examining creedal documents and mission statements. We must also focus with great interest on the material practices of daily and ceremonial life: the rituals and ceremonies we observe, the buildings we worship and work in, the daily tasks we perform, the food we eat. “The point of Lutheranism,” he concludes, “is not to let people know you are a Lutheran, but that you seek to live a life that honors the biblical witness to grace and truth.” by David Morgan

C. F. W. Walther and Education in the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, Part Two

In the second of a three part series, Hilgendorf recounts Walther’s efforts to establish, maintain, and supervise the first Lutheran schools in the United States. Walther’s perseverance despite many obstacles-especially the difficulties of preparing teachers and establishing Lutheran high schools-offers inspiration as Lutheran schools continue to face a variety of challenges. by Mary Hilgendorf

The Legal Context of Lutheran Schools, Part One

The operation of Lutheran schools in the United States, Rietschel explains, is both supported and limited by a wide variety of legal structures. Forthcoming articles will examine the legal rights of both those who serve and those who are enrolled in Lutheran elementary and secondary schools. by William Rietschel

A Comparison of Public and Lutheran Elementary Teacher Discipline Styles

Do Lutheran teachers discipline their students differently than do teachers in public settings? Tomal presents the results of a study of the discipline styles of 117 teachers in public and Lutheran schools. by Dan Tomal

Administrative Talk…Rekindling Creativity

Educating the Whole Child … Every Single Child Imagine!

DCE Expressions…Close to the Cross: Confessions of a Professional Sinner

Multiplying Ministries…Countdown to 2000-or, Count Up!

Secondary Sequence…What’s the Matter with Kids Today?

Teaching the Young…The Child’s Perspective

A Final Word…Come the Millennium