Seventh-day Adventists believe in great schools because they know that getting a well-rounded Christian education is a wonderful way to fall in love with Jesus and prepare for a life of service. The Education Department oversees the international Adventist network of 7,883 schools, colleges and universities, with 89,481 teachers and 1,758,737 students in 115 countries. The department promotes this huge network of schools. It also provides quality control to make sure Adventist educational institutions surpass expectations and provide a great start to the lives of students.
Early Leaders in Adventist Education
|W. W. Prescott||1887-1897|
|Lewis A. Hoopes||1897-1901|
|J. H. Kellogg||1901-1902|
|W. W. Prescott||1902-1903|
|Lewis A. Hoopes||1903|
|Homer R. Salisbury||1910-1913|
|John L. Shaw||1913-1915|
|Warren E. Howell||1918-1930|
|Charles W. Irwin||1930-1933|
|William E. Nelson||1933-1936|
|Harvey A. Morrison||1936-1946|
|Erwin E. Cossentine||1946-1966|
|Charles B. Hirsch||1966-1974|
|Walton J. Brown||1974-1980|
|Charles B. Hirsch||1980-1981|
|Charles R. Taylor||1981-1985|
|George H. Akers||1985-1990|
|Humberto M. Rasi||1990-2001|
The Education Department publishes the following periodicals:
Journal of Adventist Education is a bimonthly professional journal for Seventh-day Adventist teachers from kindergarten through university level, as well as educational administrators at all levels. Each issue features articles on a variety of topics relating to Christian education, applications of Christian education, the integration of faith and learning in the classroom and other devotional items.
Dialogue is an international network journal published especially for Adventist college and university students and professionals. It addresses issues relating to the interface between Biblical-Christianity and contemporary culture. Available in four languages English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish, Dialogue has readers in more than 110 countries of the world.