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This conference paper was originally published as:

Fisher, B. (2005). Promoting Biblical literacy in the elementary classroom. In H. Rasi (Ed.),Christ in the classroom. Paper presented at the International Faith and Learning Seminar, Helderberg College, Cape Town, (pp. 77-96). Silver Spring, MD: Institute for Christian Teaching.


Biblical truths and Christian values underpin all genuine Christian education. If we are to educate resilient and committed Christian young people who have developed the skills, techniques and moral courage to use this knowledge in an informed and practical way, it is imperative that teachers convey and transmit these truths and values in an engaging and realistic manner. Because children are most susceptible and impressionable during the early years of their schooling the earlier these concepts are conveyed by committed and knowledgeable Christian teachers, the greater the opportunity for positive outcomes.


Used by permission: Institute for Christian Teaching

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access the full text of this paper from the Avondale College Library (268 R18 Vol.19)