Institution for Authority Research
Herndon, KS 67739
Dean Gotcher is the founder and director of the Institution for Authority Research. His background is in education and European history and philosophy. His extensive research in the area of education reform has given him exceptional insight into what education reform is all about, who is responsible for the changes, when the reforms really started, and most importantly, why our system of education (and our entire nation) is being restructured.
He is internationally known for his research, and is referenced as a source in many articles and books. He is a consultant to business managers, state legislators, school board members, school administrators, teachers, and Bible-based ministers; as well as a sought-after guest on radio talk-shows.
He is the author of the booklets Dialectic and Praxis: Diaprax and the End of the Ages: Vol. 1 and 2 (excerpts from both booklets) explaining the dialectic process which is the foundation of and justification for Goals 2000, Outcome-Based Education (OBE), School-to-Work (STW), and the Church Growth and Emerging Church Movements. He also explains Total Quality Management (TQM), consensus, the Delphi technique, group dynamics, cognitive dissonance, paradigm shift, and their roles in restructuring society.
Over the past nineteen years he has held over 5000 seminars and/or weekend conferences. He shares in his seminars that the main goal of the process and those promoting it is to destroy any overt position of authority, especially parental authority. As a Christian, he believes the ultimate authority is God and His Word. He shares what God has to say to us today regarding the subject of authority and educating our children.
Questions he will address in his presentation include:
* What are the differences between traditional and transformational ways of thinking?
* How do they relate to OBE, TQM, STW, Goals 2000, Church Growth, and the Emerging Church?
* How do these processes affect the workplace, government, church, or family relations?
* How do these processes destroy faith in God?
Dean Gotcher is THE expert on the Hegelian dialectic or consensus process at the heart of Total Quality Management and the new global management system. Schools, corporations, community groups, and governments are implementing this manipulative system of teaching, training, monitoring, and manipulating people (derogatively calling them "human resources") around the world.
To avoid compromise and to equip our children, friends, and families to stand firm in God's truth, we need to understand the goal and strategies of the consensus process. I don't believe anyone understands its danger better than Dean. And no one is better equipped to help Christians prepare to resist its subtle and overt pressures to conform to the new global beliefs and values and to become ‘group thinkers.' I recommend that everyone hear God's warnings and encouragement through this wise and godly man.
(Berit Kjos, author of Brave New Schools; website: crossroad.to)
We have the highest regard for his Christian life style and commitment to ministry. He is known as one of the most knowledgeable researchers in the country on the topic of educational psychology and theology. He refutes the modern worldview with authority and responsible research, as well as a solid biblical foundation.
(Lynn & Sarah Leslie, Discernment Ministries)