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A Study of the New Concept of Educational Technology Author: John Yu-Tee Lin(Department of Education, National Taiwan Normal University)


If we study the works of the church fathers themselves, we find that they deal relatively little with the education of youth. Of course, one could say that they were concerned mostly with the devotion of mankind and that this is education in the highest seuse of the word. His-tory itself, according to Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas, is nothing but the fallen man's way back to God. Education is the process of achieving this goal.
This paper takes the two most conspicuous Christian Fathers-Augustine and Aquinas-as the best representatives of educational philosophers of theology. Philosophically, both Fathers have different background of original thinkings, Plato and Aristotle, respectively. Yet in terms of education, they endearour to emphasize the importance of obedience to God as the only true and proper means and aims of education.

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