eD 17 What Motivates Christian Educational Practitioners?: Theology as a School Resource (2013)


Teachers are now subject to numerous measures of performance, both individually and collectively. But for the Christian teacher, what are the theological concerns which provide motivation for teaching?

This series of reflections arose from a retreat with Christian teachers. It offers a way of connecting classical themes in Christian theology with the practice of teaching in the current context, generating both affirmation and critique.

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Clergy, Headteachers, Governors, Diocesan Education Officers

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Author: Howard Worsley

Howard Worsley is a long term researcher into the interface between education and theology. He has been a teacher in Egypt and in England, a Church of England clergyman, a theological educator and is now a diocesan director of education. His passion is to see the Church wake up to the strategic possibilities of engagement with schools.

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