The author of this book has been a teacher in a Mennonite school for many years. He has a strong interest in the Christian school and its history. This book answers many interesting questions, such as:
- Why were the Anabaptists so interested in education that they taught their daughters to read at a time when usually only boys were educated?
- What did Menno Simons teach about the value of education?
- Why did the American colonies pass their first education laws?
- How did the American public education system almost destroy Mennonite involvement in education?
- Why have almost all concerned Mennonite churches established their own schools?
- What are some of the threats facing these schools today?
This book traces Mennonite involvement in education from the time of the Reformation to the Conservative Mennonite movement of today.
Table of Contents
- 1. The Reformation Period
- 2. Christian Education in Colonial America
- 3. Mennonite Education in Colonial America
- 4. Secularization of American Education
- 5. Mennonites Start High Schools and Colleges
- 6. Mennonites Reenter Elementary Education
- 7. The Current Conservative Mennonite School Movement
- 8. Thought to the Future