Origins of Teacher Education at Calvin College, 1900-1930 and Gladly Teach
|Author: ||DeBoer, Peter|
This study highlights the significance of teacher education at Calvin College, the institution which provided leadership to the Christian school movement from 1900 to the present.
"Peter DeBoer's well written and carefully researched volume fills a gap in the history of the Dutch Reformed people. The Christian school movement, which they initiated in the 1850's, is rooted in the immigrants' urge to guide the process of cultural adaptation with a view to inter-relating Old and New World values, and the private Christian schools were the centerpiece of that strategy. Because teacher training is crucial to that effort, this study highlights the significance of teacher education at Calvin College, the institution which provided leadership to the Christian school movement from 1900 to the present." - H.J. Brinks
"A book which successfully draws out of dusty archives the life blood of a fledgling institution as it wrestled with problems both practical and principled. An excellent case study which reveals both the perils and promise in any institutional change. It shows the twists and turns, some surprising, that teacher education at Calvin took in its early years." - Donald Oppewal