Teaching in a world that cries out for authenticity : reflections on teacher authenticity in Christian education
Teaching in a world that cries out for authenticity : reflections on teacher authenticity in Christian education / Ho Kyung Paul Kang
p. 121-141 ; 28 cm
수록자료: Journal of Christian education & information technology. Korea Society for Christian Education & Information Technology. Vol.30(2016 October), p. 121-141 30<121 ISSN 1229-9871↔ 저자: Ho Kyung Paul Kang, Torch Trinity Graudate University
The postmodern audience searches for authenticity because they are swamped over by plethora of relativistic values and ideas and are continuously forced to conform to a pseudo-identity. Teaching that fosters authenticity could counter this postmodern predicament and the concept “teacher authenticity” will be explored and formulated through this article. The review of the previous literature that discusses teacher identity and teacher spirituality enabled the formulation of the concept "teacher authenticity." There are three main components to teacher authenticity: bringing in the whole self, relationship, and integrity. The importance and need for faculty authenticity is delineated with supporting claims deriving from the foundations of the Scripture as well as social science and educational studies. Specific implications of teacher authenticity for higher education as well as Christian education context are also presented in this article.