Contents , Introduction. Karsen Wendell Karsen continues his memoir in volume two with a focus on his work in an eyewitness, behind-the-scenes account of his work in China and Indonesia. Karsen also raises important issues relating to mission in that part of the world today. A Collegial Bishop? Janssen and Leon van den Broeke The papers, collected and edited within this volume, are from a conference hosted by New Brunswick Theological Seminary entitled, "Classis and Presbytery: Problem or Possibility?
Through the publication of the papers, it is hoped that the conversation will continue. Coakley While the RCA has traditionally resisted the idea of church mergers, it has nevertheless been active throughout history in working toward church unity. This book chronicles this important effort. This commentary explains the roles of elder and deacon, classes and synods, and details procedures necessary in the life of the church. The deacon's account book of what is now the First Church of Albany provides a fascinating look into church life in the early decades of the Dutch Reformed Church in America.
These indispensable reference guides to the Minutes of the General Synod contain alphabetical listings of the persons and subjects referred to in the minutes, along with a brief summary of action taken. Armerding This book tells the amazing yet little-known story of the medical mission of the Reformed Church in America in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Swierenga This book is a colorful, comprehensive history of the Dutch Americans who have made their home in the Windy City since the mids.
DeJong This book traces the early years of the Reformed Church in North America, from the establishment of a Dutch church at a mill in New Amsterdam to the early years of an indigenous American denomination. Ecumenical Testimony , by Arie Brouwer The volume's three sections of "The Healing of the Nations," "For the Unity of the Church," and "For the Renewal of the Tradition," document the significant role of one of the leaders of the RCA on the level of world, national, denominational, and personal commitment.
Swierenga This book traces the history of Elim Christian School in Chicago, the first Christian school in the Reformed tradition to provide educational services to those with developmental and physical limitations. Van Raalte to Phillip Phelps, Jr. Bruins and Karen G. Phelps was the administrator of the new school and the correspondence highlights the fundraising, the struggles, and the social and ecclesiastical life of the college and the community. Insights into Van Raalte emerge and the volume proves to be a valuable addition of source material about the history of higher education in America and Hope College in particular.
Contents , Sample. Bruins and Robert P. Swierenga Focusing on the religious history of the Dutch Calvinist immigration to West Michigan, this book includes the church struggles of the first settlers. Beeke This work of historical interest introduces the life and sermons of Theodore Frelinghuysen, one of the most important precursors of the Great Awakening. This book seeks to understand the settlement process of an unproblematic and relatively small immigrant group during the century when the door to America was wide open and Dutch emigration reached its apex.
It takes a closer look at the transatlantic ties to explain the formation of a new Dutch-American identity. This is the English translation of Krabbendam's Dutch book, Vrijheid in het verschiet.
Nederlandse emigratie naar Amerika, , adapted for an American audience. Heideman This work by a missionary to India analyzes the causes for the shift in missionary emphasis in India, illuminating in the process an intriguing yet little-known component of the RCA's witness. DeJong This book follows the history of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, from its beginnings as an academy in to its present status as a four-year college. Janssen A superbly researched volume that tells the story of the Classis of Albany, New York, from its beginning in up to Elton J. Bruins at Eighty ,by Jacob E.
Nyenhuis This series of essays covers church history and theology; the life and influence of the Reverend Albertus Van Raalte founder of Holland, Michigan ; and local history. Grace in the Gulf , by Jeanette Boersma This autobiography bears witness to Jeanette Boersma's lifetime of service in Iraq and Oman as a missionary nurse. Henry J. De Jong This singular biographical study will interest readers wanting to better understand the Christian Reformed Church during the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, particularly in comparison with the Reformed Church in America.
Kuiper stands at the center of the change from an immigrant denomination to a denomination becoming a part of a much larger culture during the the twentieth century. Michael W.
Olivas, The Story of Plyler v. Doyle, Michael K. McKlendon, and James C. Ralph D. Philip Martin, Universities as Immigration Gatekeepers Olivas, Lawmakers Gone Wild? A Response to Professor Kobach Bradley R. Klein, Esq. Nathan G. Mercer Bullard and Edward S. Christopher Collins and Robert A. Jesse P. Lijing Yang, Edward P.
Erik C. Ness and Molly A. Stephen L. Stella M. Flores and Catherine L. Christopher C. Kristen Miller and Celina Moreno, Martinez v. Regents: Mis-Step or Wave of the Future Commissioner Linnea A. Carol L.
Finnegan and Nathan F. Jason E. Marvin A. Kevin J. Dougherty, H. Kenny Nienhusser, and Blanca E. David J. Weerts, Funding the flagships: Governance, politics and identity in state support for public research universities Lisa M.
Evidence from Universities in Texas Richard K. Neumann, Jr. Alaine K. Corbin M. Campbell and Alberto F. Supreme Court Cases Espinosa Olivas and Kristi L. Francine J. Cabrera and Robert G. Flores and Toby J. Kevin R. Johnson, Bias in the Legal System? Jacob H. Juan F. Amanda M. Aaron N. Erin B. Scott R. William C. Kidder and Richard O. Marisa S. Maureen A. Laura F. Carla D. Josephine R. Twinette L. Neil G. Philip Lee, The Case of Dixon v.
Aaron M. Anthony, Lindsay C. Evidence From Italian Data Andrew B. Whitford and Janet S. Andrea K. David M. Christopher J. Ryan, Trusting U. Mayew and Christopher A. Parsons, , What's in a School Name?
Ann M. James T. Among their initiatives"the Science Across Egypt   initiative and "Egypt: Another Nation at Risk Report  " specially to address the post revolution needs of educational reform by the power of people. Direct link to read the report online and download . Ahmed Abdel Azeem on providing workshops on several related topics such as science in relation to life, biodiversity and Fungal Conservation in relation to education  in part of the Science Across Egypt Project.
Agricultural education is divided into a three-year and a five-year system. Both 3 year and 5 year options provide theoretical information taught in the classroom and practical aspects taught in laboratories, workshops and farms. These schools coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture to provide training opportunities for teaching staff about technical farming issues at agricultural research centres.
Farming plots are provided to schools and to offer job opportunities to graduates at institutions affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture. Although significant progress has been made to increase human capital base through improved education system, still the quality of education experience is low and unequally distributed. Due to lack of good quality education at the basic and secondary levels, there has been a mushrooming market for private tutoring.
Now to take private tuition has become more of an obligation than a remedial activity. According to the Egypt Human Development Report , 58 percent of surveyed families stated that their children take private tutoring. The CAPMAS survey showed that households spend on average around 61 percent of total education expenditure on private tutoring. In addition, per household expenditure of the richest quintile on private tutoring is more than seven times that of the poorest.
Egypt also has a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled workforce. But there has been an abundance of low-skilled laborers. Even if there are any high-skilled workers available, their quality of training is quite poor. This is mostly a problem in small-medium companies and large public industries that work in "protected" domestic markets.
The average gross production per worker is lower than other North African countries: Morocco and Tunisia. Youth unemployment is also very high, primarily due to lack of education system in providing necessary training under TVET programs. Most importantly, Egyptian education faces a main challenge because of the quality of teachers that teach in public schools.
An ethnography study conducted by Sarah Hartmann in concluded that most teachers in Egypt resort to teaching for lack of better options and because the nature of the job does not conflict with their more important gender role as mothers. The low salaries offered by the public schooling system in Egypt attracts low-skilled employees. Corporal punishment is a common practice in Egyptian schools even though it has not been deeply discussed in literature.
A recent example was brought to media's attention in when a pre-K teacher  was caught on video consistently beating his students harshly The teacher was sent to court but the parents and students protested for questioning him expressing that this is what they believe to be the best way to deal with their youngsters. A study conducted by UNESCO on educational equity in world's 16 most populous countries placed Egypt in the middle range in terms of equity of primary and secondary enrollments across governorates in Egypt. There are significantly higher enrollment rates in wealthier regions at both the primary and secondary levels.
This confirms that more efforts are needed to reduce the wealth gap in educational attainment.
Academic weekly holidays are on Fridays and sometimes, in addition to, either Saturdays or Sundays. In addition to some of the state official holidays, religious or secular, there are two main vacations. The school summer vacation starts at the beginning or middle of June and ends around the middle of September. Winter vacation starts from the middle of January and goes to the beginning of February. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also: Academic ranks in Egypt and List of universities in Egypt.
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