The Pedagogy of Shalom

Theory and Contemporary Issues of a Faith-based Education

  • HeeKap Lee
  • Paul Kaak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michelle R. Cox
    Pages 63-76
  3. Gregory D. Richardson
    Pages 77-83
  4. HeeKap Lee, Ruth Givens, Megan E. Mendoza
    Pages 85-98
  5. Eunice Hong
    Pages 99-113
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-227

About this book


Based on the teachings of Jesus and a biblical foundation, this book presents a new framework for education and teaching, referred to as the shalom education model, that addresses four essential questions in education (why teach, what to teach, how to teach and who are teachers?). After explaining the theoretical background of shalom, the book investigates a range of contemporary educational issues including gender identity, bullying, disability, linguistic and cultural diversity, and social justice, and presents practical guidelines that can be applied to classroom teaching. The book also emphasizes the role of teachers as missional leaders who help students unlock their full potential.

The Pedagogy of Shalom keeps clearly in mind classrooms where the preeminence of Christ may not be recognized; it should be welcome in any Christian school or educational endeavor where the fragrance of shalom should waft heavenward.
Phil Bassett, Ph.D., Director, International Schools of China (Beijing, China), Leadership Development International (LDi)

I am grateful for the work of Drs. HeeKap Lee and Paul Kaak as they assembled a group of Christian scholars to explore the work of The Pedagogy of Shalom which provides important contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of preparing model educators.
Anita Fitzgerald Henck, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)

This book is truly a must-read by all Christian educators who need to be equipped with sound biblical knowledge and transformative competencies in order to enlighten our children.
Seung An Im, Ph.D., President, Korea Nazarene University (Cheon-An, South Korea) 

Whether for teaching in a public, private, or Christian school setting, this book provides Christian teachers with a foundational understanding of and practical advice for the effective integration of faith with methodologies. This book should be in every Christian teacher’s library.
Donnie Peal, Ed.D., Executive Director, Oral Roberts University Educational Fellowship (Tulsa, OK), International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA)


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Editors and affiliations

  • HeeKap Lee
    • 1
  • Paul Kaak
    • 2
  1. 1.Azusa Pacific University AzusaUSA
  2. 2.Azusa Pacific University AzusaUSA

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