The Christian philosophy of education is directly opposed to the public philosophy of education. Due to this philosophical difference, the goals, objectives and purposes of Christian schools (Education) are different from those of the public schools. It is important that pastors, teachers, parents and stakeholders in education fully understand the basis for the Christian philosophy of education and its implications. The Christian philosophy of education calls for an educational process that puts the Bible at the centre and asks the student and the teacher to evaluate all they see in the world through the eyes of God. It is purposed to return both learners and instructors to God’s honour in their lives, for the purpose of education is to build character; it is to mould a life that honours the Lord (‘a vessel unto honour, meet for the master’s use and prepared for every good work’ -II Tim. 2:21). In this sense realizing Christian Education in modern pedagogy primarily brings instructors and learners to the knowledge of God. The teaching of good character, qualities and moral principles provides a framework for successful life, skills, social well-being and protection from certain behavioural consequences. True education, most simply stated, is teaching about God’s creation and His providence.
Examining And Justifying the IS/IT Skills That May Be Designed into the Accountancy Education Curricula for Tomorrow’s Professionals (Published)
There is an increasing shift in demand towards professionals with a combination of business and Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) skills to help organisations structure their systems to provide effective and efficient support for their primary objectives and activities. Around the world professional training Associations and academic Institutions offering programmes in Accountancy are realising the inevitable revolutionary trends in the world of work and are redesigning their curricula to meet it. The implication of the above shifts is also the shift of the skills required to achieve their organisational objectives and goals the paradigms of people requirements. As a result, academic institutions and accountancy training bodies must understand the consequential shifts in the roles, skills, knowledge and experience accountants and finance professionals need to demonstrate, both now and in the future to keep their heads above the waters. This article analyses the key IT/IS skills that could be preferred for undergraduate accounting majors and professional accounting trainees and proposes a pedagogic structure of IS/IT in the accountancy curricula.