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Religion and education have been compatible down through the ages. Where there has been religion there has bee education in order to propagate the beliefs of religion. A proper system of education is necessary for the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ.
It is the purpose of this study 1) to determine the teaching methods used in the Oregon-Washington Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, through an investigation of the teachers, the church school superintendents and the pastors in the conference; 2) to point out a few of the basic emphases of modern educational procedure; and 3) to make an evaluation of the church school methods in the Oregon-Washington Conference in the light of these basic emphases of modern education.
For a number of years the leaders of the Oregon-Washington Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church have wanted to know how its teachers have been teaching. This is the first study of this type; therefore, it is supplying the Conference with valuable information which it greatly needs.
All Christian instruction has been well nigh ruled out of the public school systems of today. Because of this, the task of the church school is even greater. This situation demands that the methodology of the church school be the best. This study in a small ways has indicated both the weak points and the strong points of church school's teaching procedure and endeavored to show how the weaknesses may be improved through proper learning situations and motivation,
Wildermuth, Wesley Lawrence, "A Study of the Church School Methods in the Oregon-Washington Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in the Light of Modern Educational Procedure" (1951). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 25.