Educology Research Associates/USA (ERA/USA) and The Institute of History and Philosophy of Educology for Developing Democracies in the World (The Institute)
ERA/USA was incorporated in the state of South Carolina on June 13, 1989, and was subsequently assigned: (1) the Internal Revenue Service Employer Identification Number of57-0892734, and; (2) the South Carolina Office of Secretary of State Registration Number of 4670, with authorization to solicit charitable funds.
The Institute: To work toward meeting the specific need of meeting 21st century cultural challenges characterizing developing democracies on earth, Educology Research Associates/USA (ERA/USA) created The Institute of History and Philosophy of Educology for Developing Democracies in the World (The Institute).
Mission of The Institute: Assigned to The Institute is the mission to research and develop a philosophy of educology, i.e. to research and develop a philosophy of a unified body of knowledge about the organization of the effective practice of the educational process, without producing mis-educative experiences as democratically destructive learning experiences, hence, without producing so much waste of human talent: (1) founded in the philosophy of democracy, as a form of government, and; (2) founded in the philosophy of democracy; (i) as a way of life of a populace enculturalizing itself by conducting critically oriented reflective thinking experiences, hence, (ii) as a democratically oriented evolutionary, rather than a democratically oriented de-evolutionary, way of life on earth.
The Institute is one initiative of ERA/USA, along with the initiative of the following projects.
Project 1: International Journal of Educology, a professional publication in CD format, exemplifies the purpose of educating knowledge producing societies in developing democracies in the world to the significance of educology as a body of knowledge about educational processed conducted in homes, schools, and other institutions.
Project 2: History, Archelogy, and Educology of several villages on the Rio Pongo River in Guinea, West Africa (specifically the village of Farenya) exemplifies the purpose of educating, specifically West African and Eastern Americans, to the significance of the villages during the slave trade days, as well as contemporarily.
Project 3: Philosophy of Educology as philosophy that interconnects Lithuania, East Europe with the USA exemplifies the purpose of educating university professors conducting inquiry about education, i.e. professors in educology, in developing democracies in the world about the significance of educology.
Project 4: Chase County Seven High Schools Association (CC7) project in Chase County, Kansas in which six rural high school (RHS) alumni associations (Cedar Point RHS, Clements RHS, Elmdale RHS, Strong City RHS, Matfield Green RHS, and Saffordville RHS alumni associations and one community high school (CHS) Cottonwood CHS alumni association are consolidated into one association, i.e. into the CC7.
Project 5: The New Timbuktu Academy (NTA) project in Columbia, South Carolina in which The Institute is affiliated with NTA to provide consultation, financial, and teaching services in regard to how to incorporate the experiential philosophy of educology into a middle school organization: (1) through what is called the Hands and Minds On Educative Experience, and; (2) through what is called a 5th Core-Course of Logic and Ethics, where the 4 Core-Courses are Physical Science, Math, Social Science, and Language. NTA, then, is an experimental middle school, implementing the experiential philosophy of educology being developed in The Institute, as a "laboratory school," designed to come to know how to develop human talent, rather than to waste it, hence, designed to come to know how to increase the number of educative experiences and decrease the number of mis-educative experiences in the educational process practiced in schools.
The Institute of History and Philosophy of Educology for Developing Democracies in the World (The Institute), an Initiative of Educology Research Associates/USA (ERA/USA)