It’s the Culture Stupid


by
Ken Myers June 11, 2011


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011

ABSTRACT:

Restructuring classroom practices and curricular contents is easy compared to the challenge of reordering the ethos of a school and of the lives of its members. But if education is the reorientation of the affections, then the texture of everyday life (in school and out) may be more definitive than the content in books, lectures, and conversations. This seminar will examine the role of cultural style in forming students and offer some ideas and principles for sustaining the healthiest cultural ecosystems.


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Classical Education Classroom School Culture


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Ken Myers
As host of the Mars Hill Audio Journal since 1992, Ken Myers has interviewed hundreds of authors of books that contribute to understanding the challenges faced by Christians in modernity. A frequent speaker at classical Christian schools (and at SCL conferences), Myers has applied the wisdom from those interviews to the challenge of enculturating the next generation of believers. A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A. in Communications) and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R. in theological studies), Myers's early career as an arts and humanities editor at National Public Radio stimulated his life-long interest in discovering how contemporary culture took the form it now has, and how the consequences of the Gospel require Christians to embody counter-cultural alternatives.

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