If your student is taking preparatory courses for an Advanced Placement exam, does it make a difference who teaches it and what they believe? Today on Home School Heartbeat, hear one perspective as culture commentator and college professor Gene Edward Veith joins host Mike Farris.
I’m pleased to have Dr. Gene Edward Veith in the studio with me today. He’s an author, former cultural editor of World Magazine, a literature professor, and now the Provost of Patrick Henry College. Ed, thanks for joining me!
Dr. Gene Edward Veith:
Good to be with you!
Ed, how does teaching from a Christian worldview make a tangible difference in what students would learn in an Advanced Placement course?
Well, a high-quality course, one that covers the subject in real depth, I think has to include the dimensions of biblical truth. Otherwise, it’s leaving out truth! Now the biblical dimension won’t be on the AP exam directly, but still, I think a student who understands the worldview issues and all the different theories and all the different practices that you study in just about any subject, is going to have a real advantage.
What we’ve done at PHC Preparatory Academy is design courses that are approved by Advanced Placement people. So they’ll cover all the material, address all the questions that will be on the AP exam, and they’re also thoroughly integrated with a biblical worldview. So I think that they’re going to have a higher quality even than the typical AP course.
Ed, thanks so much for joining us! It’s a crucial consideration for parents thinking Advanced Placement and college credit. I’m Mike Farris.