A Learners’ View (ALV) of Classic Education 1.2



Last Edited: June 11, 2018

Main Article: FRONT MATTER

Theme: Technical descriptions of the foundations upon which this site rests.

Note: The term Classic Education refers to the historic social purpose of education as a social institution for assimilating generations of people into society. This term was the original pubic name for this site and for presenting descriptions of A Learners’ View (ALV) of Learning.

I started this site, CLASSIC EDUCATION: A Learners’ View (ALV) of Choices … to describe a social foundation of learning in ways that teachers can use routinely in order to accelerate, increase, and deepen that learning promptly.

This foundation rests on the practical assumption that it is useful to know in and out of school what other people have done, how they used what they have done, and the consequences of those actions.

The term to know how to do refers to demonstrating that people can perform the same tasks as the most accomplished members of society perform.

This assumption accounts for a way to reduce the risk of new (whether by younger age or by immigration) members of society failing to participate as fully as do the most accomplish members of society.

Historically, educators have used this assumption by giving priority to … (Read More)

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.