For a Christian, effective worldview education includes gaining knowledge of what a worldview is and what some worldviews are plus developing skill in evaluation using logical reasoning built on a foundation of faith that is based on evidence from scripture and experience. As a reminder that the goal of education is improved quality of living, these two aspects of life share the same page. Topics in this sub-area are: What is a worldview?
In interviews with the Southern Baptist TEXAN about new social studies standards for Texas public schools, Lowe and Don McLeroy, the immediate past board chairman, said widely circulated news reports contained numerous inaccuracies, including claims that Thomas Jefferson was left out of the standards, that First Amendment religious freedom guarantees were omitted because conservative board members reject the concept of church-state separation, and that religious dogma had crept into the standards.
The board meeting, held March in Austin, made national and international news, chiefly because Texas buys or distributes about 48 million textbooks annually, influencing textbook content for most other states. To say that we were against protecting the religious freedoms of all the people, that is all spin from the Texas Freedom Network.
Students need to understand that this is what the founders intended. It is inaccurate to say the Founding Fathers were neutral about religion; most were strong proponents of religious faith but did not believe in a national church controlled by the federal government.
Thomas Jefferson … was deleted from a list of historical figures who inspired political change. As of March 22, the Texas Education Agency had yet to post the standards online for public viewing. There is no way students in Texas will avoid learning of his contributions to our country.
To the secular, radical left thinker, however, any mention of religious belief is anathema. It is those voices who are screaming most loudly because they do not want to admit the extent to which religious liberties and religious faith have influenced our country. You cannot trust man percent so you have a separation of powers.
That whole form of government is founded upon a biblical view of the nature of man. The new standards will face a final vote in May when the board meets. Standards for given subjects are revised every 10 years. The board has a Republican majority and an eight-member conservative voting bloc.My study examines white cultural practices in home economics education in British Columbia between and through two home economics manuals developed in the province for the express purpose of educating young women.
My methodology is informed by postcolonial constructs, social feminism, and white studies.
Glen Van Brummelen Bennington College Sven Widmalm Uppsala Universitet Benno van Dalen Johann Wolfgang Göthe Universität Roland Wielen Astronomisches Rechen-Institut Guido Van den Berghe Universiteit Ghent Christian Wildberg Princeton University Petra Van der Heijden Universiteit Leiden Richard P.
Wilds Independent Scholar.
Develops a [Cornelius] Van Tilian approach to maths. Geraldine J. Steensma and Harro W. Van Brummelen Shaping School Curriculum: A Biblical View (Terre Haute, Ind: Signal, ) Contains a useful chapter on math education by Van Brummelen and some examples (Statistics and Deductive Geometry) of how this translates into classroom practice.
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Van Brummelen, Glen - History for the Future: Heavenly Storytelling in the Mathematics Classroom Van der Meulen, Kevin - Polynomial root bounds using intercyclic companion matrices Van Horn-Morris, Jeremy - Incorporating genus into the Heegaard Floer differential.
By Eliot van Brummelen who posted this interesting essay on his own blog here.
We are delighted that he is keen to have it reposted on Culture Matters. Also check out Eliot’s blog for more reflections on the world! Contemporary understandings of sex and gender have changed considerably in recent decades.