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Teaching for Commitment: Liberal Education, Indoctrination, and Christian Nurture Paperback – Oct 20 1993
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This book covers the fields of religion, philosophy, epistemology, ethics, and education. The very practical nature of the problem examined, and Thiessen's straightforward and non-technical presentation, will be of interest to parochial and public school boards, teachers, and parents, as well as religious groups, educationalists, and philosophers of education.See all Product Description
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He concludes, "If by indoctrination we mean the curtailment of a person's growth toward normal rational autonomy, it should be obvious that this is possible to avoid also in Christian nurture" (p. 241-2).
Thankfully a majority of voting members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) have recognized this reality in the past few decades. Sadly, a majority of voting members of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) have refused to recognize this reality to date.
Perhaps if more CAUT leaders were to read and digest this work and Thiessen's 2001 follow-up study, CAUT leaders might gain some enlightenment on this debate. Both studies are surely "must-reads" for polemicists on all sides of this debate, as well as readers who want to be informed on the issues.Teaching for Commitment