Concordia Theological Monthly

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lutheran teacher, children, pastor, christian education, curriculum

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In education, as in other pursuits, it is easy to lose oneself in matters of secondary importance. Educators are known to have followed a pet subject for more than a decade, until it seemed that the educational symphony had only one theme. It is enough here to recall the protracted and all-absorbing attention given to methods, tests and measurements, and curriculum revision, each in its turn. Important as these are, the teacher ought to occupy first place in the thoughts of educators at all times, because the success of any school hinges first of all on the teacher. Curriculum, methods, and measurement do not guide the impressionable minds and bodies of young children in their growth to spiritual, moral, social, and physical maturity. The teacher does. This article, then, is a frank appeal to give the teacher his rightful place in the scheme of education. The thought is especially of the Lutheran teacher.


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Laity; Ministers; Scholars