About the Journal
The expressed purpose of the Journal of Christian Education is to "consider the implications of the Christian faith for the entire field of education". Our aim is to call together readers and writers from all sectors and subject areas of education, so that the integrative light of the Christian gospel may be shed on all our specific concerns. Having articles ranging over all areas of education assists the reader to consider different points of view on issues of concern and to avoid the arrogance of those who lay claim to be the only stewards of Christian witness in education.
The inclusion of articles relating to the different sectors, from pre-school to adult and from state to non-state contexts, enables the reader to come to appreciate the often profound commonalities shared between people in a wide range of educational settings seeking to teach in ways compatible with Christian values.
The Australian Christian Forum on Education, the sponsoring organisation of the Journal, operates from an evangelical basis of faith, affirming those beliefs commonly held to be central by Christians who acknowledge the Christian scriptures as their supreme authority for faith and conduct. The pages of the Journal, however, are open to academically sound articles by authors of any persuasion, provided that they provoke constructive thought on issues consistent with the Journal's purpose. The editorial panel reserves the right to maintain a generally evangelical weighting in the balance of articles, and to commission rejoinders where these are considered useful in the dialogue.
As a refereed journal, editorial review on articles submitted is sought. We attempt to obtain constructive review, and suggestions for revision are offered to encourage authors to resubmit if the manuscript is considered to be not yet appropriate for publication.