"Reconsidering College" looks at Christian adult educationPosted March 07, 2014
Cornerstone University provost and author Dr. Rick Ostrander has an insider's perspective on the life of a non-traditional student: he has been one himself. In his new book, "Reconsidering College: Christian Higher Education for Working Adults" (Abilene Christian University Press), Ostrander argues that working adult Christians should consider getting a college degree, despite the challenges they might face. He also believes Christian colleges should reach out to non-traditional students.
The book addresses important topics, such as:
- The practical and intrinsic value of education for working adults
- Christian worldview and adult education: What difference does it make?
- Integrating faith while learning and living in the professional world
"At ACU, we're glad to offer the kinds of graduate programs Dr. Ostrander extols," says managing director of online programs Corey Patterson. "We provide working adults with the flexibility, significant learning experiences, and integration of faith they desire."
About the author
Rick Ostrander holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from the University of Notre Dame. His book "Why College Matters to God: An Introduction to the Christian College" is one of the leading texts used by Christian college and universities for first-year seminars and new faculty orientations.