Biblical Curriculum Essay

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Biblical Foundations A curriculum that does not lead to the Savior is meaningless, never reaching its full potential. God’s Word is the standard in which all other curriculum is to be measured. As Christians, all emphasis is to bring glory and honor to Him, the Creator and Sustainer of all things. Within the Christian educational setting, Biblical truths are centered on the planning of all subject matter content as well as spiritual instruction as revealed by God. A curriculum focused on Biblical truths includes the creation of man in His image; broken fellowship with God because of sin, and the development of the relationship with Jesus Christ, the Savior. A worldview perspective of curriculum development involves allowing educators to …show more content…
Within the context of curriculum development, culture has shifted to the mindset of a standard curriculum. Society believes that all students should be exposed to similar ideas and content within the educational system. Founder of Core Knowledge, E. D. Hirsh, believes that common schools should offer common content that emphasizes knowledge that is “most useful and productive for children living in American society” (www.coreknowledge.org). Moreover, Hirsh contends that the knowledge gap occurs due to a decline in language proficiency. Therefore, he offers a solution to a community-centered school program, teaching a common …show more content…
Students are unique individuals, requiring understanding and support throughout the learning process. In his practical book for young adults, Life on the Edge, James Dobson thanks “God for schools that are serious about the gospel of Jesus Christ, which are vital to perpetuating our faith through your generation and beyond” (1995). In both public and private settings, the learner assumes the role of learning the curriculum as it is presented by the teacher, whether it is a secular or Christian curriculum. The student must demonstrate readiness for the curriculum. Otherwise, the teacher will need to make necessary adjustments. Psalms 127: 3 reveals that “children are a heritage (gift) from the Lord.” Parents are given the responsibility to provide the necessities of life, including an education for their children. Deuteronomy 4:9 and 6:7 reveals that God entrusts children to their parents for nurture and instruction. Ephesians 6:4 instructs Fathers to “bring up their children in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Parents are given the right to choose whether to educate their children through public education, private education, or

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