The Purpose of Education

The purpose of education lies in our purpose in life. According to Knight (1989, p
194), if our ultimate goal is to be restored to the image of God, then our educational
purpose is to help our students to do the same. As a means to that end the purpose of
education should be to develop reason in order for students to be able to make moral
decisions. The Christian world is an internal world, one in which immoral thoughts are as
abhorrent as the acts themselves. Christian Education needs to give a framework to
understanding the ethics behind these acts. In the end it is the goal to have students who
show strong moral character.