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  1. Roger Metzger
    08 September 2015 @ 3:35 am

    My mother took home economics classes at Union College. That was about 1940.

    It is crying shame that that course–or something similar–wasn’t offered for the young men of that era. Not only was my mother able to manage the household finances better than she would have been otherwise, she taught vegetarian cooking classes in all or almost all of the several places she and Dad lived over the years.

    The home economics class my mother took at Union didn’t include anything about growing fruits and vegetables–but then, that was in an era when virtually all adventists lived in rural areas and were already accustomed to doing that.

    My senior year at Campion Adacemy, my thesis was about what I called, “project education”. My premise was that students learn best when they embark on some useful project and are then shown how mathematics and other skills are useful in completing the project.

    It seems that someone else has a similar idea. Books are great but simply trying to cram book knowledge into young people is a woefully inadequate template for “education”.

    Praise the Lord! I think some other academies are headed in this new direction. Next step? Hopefully, this will be so successful, it will be attempted at the grade school and college level as well.