Revealing Jesus in the learning environment: Experiences of Christian educators pp. 197-214
ANZSRC / FoR Code
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Avondale Research Centre
Christian Education Research Centre
Field of Education
Christian educators advocate that faith and learning should be holistic and integral to Christian education, but is this available for all students? The inclusion of students with disabilities does not have a strong record of implementation within Christian Schools. This chapter briefly recounts the history that led to the legislation mandating inclusion, and discusses the very real issues that concern teachers and parents today. The question posed is: should children with disabilities be enrolled in Christian schools? Responding in the affirmative, nine research-based strategies are described in detail, which provide solutions to the challenges faced in inclusive classrooms. Children with disabilities are capable of learning; and in order to receive a holistic Christian education they need to be included in Christian schools.
Shields, M. (2019). The challenge. Revealing Jesus in the learning environment: Experiences of Christian educators (pp. 197-214). Cooranbong, Australia: Avondale Academic Press.