News, Policy, History, and Philosophy of American Education*
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Weekend Geography Quiz
This week's geography is pretty easy, thanks to the distinctive, world famous twin towers. What spread out capital city is this? Here is the colonial heart of the city with the distinctive Moorish architecture of the railway station:
Here is the famous Central Market next to the large Chinatown district:
Another picture of Chinatown:
So what is the name of this attractive capital city?
"I have what passes for an education in this day and time but I am not deceived by it." Flannery O'Connor on her "social studies" major taught by liberals.
The Social Foundations of Education blog has a two-fold purpose: 1) To help facilitate research and access of the knowledge of prominent education reformers, those who buck the trends and fads of the left-wing bias of failed mainstream education. 2) To provide tools to help educate oneself in the humanities, the rich subject matter that liberals denigrate and deconstruct, thus denying many of us our rich Western and American heritage in the liberal public schools and universities.
The Real Social Foundations: Fellowship and Appreciation of Our Western Heritage
B.A. English, Virginia Tech, B.A. Asian Studies, University of Maryland Asian Division, M.Ed Education Policy, UVA, working on M.A. in Systematic Theology from Notre Dame Graduate School Christendom College in evenings (a great way to understand Western Civilization). Goal is to continue my B.A. studies in Asian Studies by eventually getting a doctorate in Southeast Asian Studies (particularly the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia) or Strategic Studies with a focus on Asia. I live in Northern Virginia.
* Social Foundations is the term used in education colleges throughout the country for the fields of education theory, philosophy, history, and policy. It is a term with a long history dating back at least to the 1920s to John Dewey, the father of modern, "progressive" education. Flannery O'Connor stated, "My advice to all parents is . . . anything that Wm. Heard Kilpatrick & Jhn. Dewey say do, don't do."