Recent News [12.13.2021]
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
We were saddened to learn today that Dr. Janet Arndt passed away after being hospitalized for COVID.
Janet was a long-time member of ICCTE, almost since the beginning of the organization. She served as a coordinating host for the ICCTE Conference at Gordon College and recently served as president of the organization, guiding us through the difficult initial year of COVID and our first fully on-line conference. She was a Professor of Education at Gordon College for many years as well. Her organizational skills, fierce love for ICCTE, and deep sense of calling as a Christian educator came through in everything that she did.
We join together in grieving the loss of her wisdom and friendship. It is a comfort to know that she is with God now, but we will miss her a great deal. We ask all of you to pray for her family and students in their losses as well.
God’s Peace to all of you,
(on behalf of the ICCTE Board)
William Boerman-Cornell, Ph. D.
President, International Christian Community of Teacher Education
The purposes of the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) are to:
1. Promote communication and encouragement among Christian teacher educators;
2. Promote research-based and theoretically informed conversation about a range of topics related to the preparation of educators; and
3. Promote broader awareness of the importance and value of Christian thought and practice in relation to the broad field of education.
AT LeTourneau University, in May of 2010, the International Christian Community for Teacher Education (ICCTE) was launched as a formal association. Prior to that time, and dating back to a conference at Trinity Christian College in Chicago in May 1994, teacher educators and allied higher education personnel had been meeting every other year on the campus of a CCCU institution for the purpose of scholarly exchange and fellowship, For further information about the history of the group, see an article by Van Brummelen and Elliott