Event Title

The KJB and Early American Education: Shaping a Nation's Curriculum from the "Ol Deluder Satan Act" to the McGuffey Readers and Onward

Location

Room A

Start Date

1-10-2011 10:45 AM

End Date

1-10-2011 12:00 PM

Abstract

I will explore the effect of the King James Bible on early American education. What effect did the KJV have on early American curriculum, methods, and grounding educational philosophies? I will provide an overview of the usage of the KJV from the 1600s through the early 1800s post Revolution America and then discuss the importance and relevance the shaping of the new American identity in an educational context. I will explore how the KJV had such an integral part in the development of the young American learner from day school through college. Also, I will examine the curriculum of the day from hornbooks through the McGuffey Readers.

Comments

Dr. David Holder is Assistant Professor and the Secondary Education Coordinator at Liberty University's School of Education. He co-authored "Examining the Impact of Learning Communities on Motivation” published in the Quarterly Review of Distance Education.

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Oct 1st, 10:45 AM Oct 1st, 12:00 PM

The KJB and Early American Education: Shaping a Nation's Curriculum from the "Ol Deluder Satan Act" to the McGuffey Readers and Onward

Room A

I will explore the effect of the King James Bible on early American education. What effect did the KJV have on early American curriculum, methods, and grounding educational philosophies? I will provide an overview of the usage of the KJV from the 1600s through the early 1800s post Revolution America and then discuss the importance and relevance the shaping of the new American identity in an educational context. I will explore how the KJV had such an integral part in the development of the young American learner from day school through college. Also, I will examine the curriculum of the day from hornbooks through the McGuffey Readers.