How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? (Psalm 137.4): A Quaker understanding of education

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Abstract

In this chapter I scrutinize the tensions experienced in the transition from primary school teacher to university lecturer and identify what I believe are the main tensions within this new role. From a personal faith perspective that is rooted in Quaker thinking, I question the role of education in developing individuals and as a method of societal transformation and emancipation. I examine what it means to be an educational professional with an opening and questioning faith among a student body that perhaps has needs which challenge my personal educational philosophy. The chapter examines how, as a lecturer, identifying and meeting the students' needs is juxtaposed with the vocational call to live out the values of my faith within a culture of educational consumerism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeing Christian in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFaith Perspectives on Practice and Policy
EditorsHoward Worsley, Hazel Bryan, Justin Welby
Place of PublicationNorwich, UK
PublisherCanterbury Press
Chapter4
Pages58-70
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781848257528
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2015

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