The Education Department is responsible for the supervision, coordination, promotion and quality control of the global Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Though primary education for children was advocated by Adventists during the 1850s and 1860s, it was not until the early 1870s that the newly budding Adventist Church began to recognize and develop a denomination-based school system. The Adventist interests in propagating education was founded upon the philosophy that students at all levels of schooling possess individuality and should be educated to use their God-given capacities to become individuals of principle, qualified for any position of life. Education was to begin in the home where the basic values of redemptive discipline and mental and physical health were to be balanced with the importance of work.
Cheryl P Lin-ao, BSE, MA
Luzijun Pleños-Lantaya, BSCS