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by Douglas Jones,Wesley Callihan,Douglas Wilson

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  • Author: Douglas Jones,Wesley Callihan,Douglas Wilson
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Canon Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 60 pages
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Publisher: Canon Press. Author: Douglas Wilson & Wes Callihan & Douglas Jones. Classical and Christian education presents them with just such an alternative. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

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This small booklet provides a comprehensive look at the reasons for Classical Education, as well as an overview of how it is accomplished in a homeschool setting

Classical Education & the Homeschool (9781885767851) by Douglas Wilson, Wesley Callihan, Douglas Jones. This small booklet provides a comprehensive look at the reasons for Classical Education, as well as an overview of how it is accomplished in a homeschool setting. Delving into the basics of teaching logic, Latin, Rhetoric and the Christian Worldview, the authors also address questions dealing with ancient pagan texts and the importance of imagination.

Classical Education and the Homeschool. by Douglas Jones, Wesley Callihan, Douglas Wilson. As the trend toward a classical and Christian education increases, many parents are seeking ways to develop such an approach in their home schools. This booklet introduces the topic of classical and Christian education with an overview of the Trivium (grammar, logic, rhetoric) as used in a biblical context.

Wes Callihan oversees and teaches at Schola Classical Tutorials online Got home and grabbed this book hoping to dive a little deeper into "classical education"

Wes Callihan oversees and teaches at Schola Classical Tutorials online. Got home and grabbed this book hoping to dive a little deeper into "classical education". I learned a bit (Why they think Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric are important) but I think at the end of the day I would have been better off just reading "The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers (which they reference several times).

Wilson, Douglas, 1953-; Callihan, Wesley; Jones, Douglas. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Douglas Jones oversees and teaches at Zarafa Tutorials online .

Got home and grabbed this book hoping to dive a little deeper into "classical education".

From: Classical Education-The Home School By Douglas Wilson, Wesley Callihan and Douglas Jones Keep it. .

From: Classical Education-The Home School By Douglas Wilson, Wesley Callihan and Douglas Jones Keep it simple and set yourself up to succeed. Big ambitions and big plans are great, but if they are unrealistic, you will burn yourself out and set yourself up to fail. Your home education programme, almost regardless of what it is, has vast advantages over even the most gifted of teachers in a classroom simply because it is you, their mum, doing one-on-one for as long as you like, any way you like, and where you like, 7 days a week.

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Start by marking Classical Education and the Home School as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Takes the work done by Wilson and others on the need for Christian classical education and shows how it might best be achieved in a home-education setting. I have moved on to reading another book of Doug's called Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, where in it he writes about about the poor state of the American state education and makes a good case for a Classical Christian education.

This is the first five minutes of Joel Settecase's conversation with Douglas Wilson. Watch the full, 50-minute interview here

This is the first five minutes of Joel Settecase's conversation with Douglas Wilson.

As we survey the educational ruins around us, classical and Christian education appears to be an idea whose time has come again. More and more Christian parents are seeing the failures of modern education, and they are hungering for a substantive alternative, one that has been tested before and found to be good. Classical and Christian education presents them with just such an alternative. Read by Aaron Wells.
Reviews about Classical Education & The Home School (7):
Agamaginn
Very well written. Jammed full of information and virtually no fluff or filler words like I have seen in other books.

If you are considering a classical and Christian education for your loved ones, you are certain to find an outstanding roi in these pages.

As I get down to work, learning so I can teach my children, I look forward to the fruits of these endeavors.

My thanks to the author.
Zymbl
Much can be gleaned from this succinct book whether or not one chooses the "Classical" approach to homeschooling. Particularly relevant is Chap. 7 "The Basics of Christian Worldview Thinking". Callihan, Jones, and Wilson provide a concise depiction of the "Classical" approach to homeschooling, Latin and all, but...

While the "Classical" approach will go far toward impressing your PhD friends and family members, husbands in particular should be mindful of the load it will place on their homeschooling wives; wives are usually where the homeschooling rubber meets the road. As the father of nine homeschool kids (three now graduated), I can say that while much of what the authors describe is noble, families new to homeschooling or with more than one child would be advised to seek a simpler route: Keep It Simple Sam. Truth and character are what matter most. After these, the Three Rs are all that are necessary to set God's Image bearer on the road to an unlimited life of learning. Christ and momma will both be pleased, although your PhD friends and family members will probably think you're a nut.
Lost Python
Every Christian parent considering homeschooling their children should read this book! I highly recommended taking the time to sit down and read through this short book and carefully weigh the arguments presented
Zeli
My family and I were at a recent homeschool fair here in Washington and saw the Logos Press booth and were intrigued by some of the curriculum.

Got home and grabbed this book hoping to dive a little deeper into "classical education". I learned a bit (Why they think Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric are important) but I think at the end of the day I would have been better off just reading "The Lost Tools of Learning" by Dorothy Sayers (which they reference several times).

Honestly I was a bit disappointed in how defensive and "us vs them" several of the chapters are, and on top of that, it didn't feel like the authors viewpoints were completely coherent (e.g. classical education isn't Catholic Thomism... but read Thomas Aquinas) which is disappointing given how nice the chapter on Logic is.

I'm still interested in parts of classical education, just not so much these authors.

Once nice touch is there is a pretty cool reading list at the end of the book - but not sure I can recommend paying for that.
FEISKO
This is a great intro book for all interested in Christian Classical homeschool parents. It's an easy read, full of great guidance and expectations!
Duzshura
It is a shame there isn't a zero stars option.

This book is very short, not much more than a pamphlet, and is written by people who clearly have a not-so-hidden agenda to evangelize their brand of Christianity, which - unlike TRUE Christianity - includes rejecting any possibility of ecumenism. They make a particular effort to bash the Catholic Church specifically, most likely to disentangle the fact that classical education has been rooted in Catholicism since the middle ages.

If you are looking for a good source for starter information, stick with The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise. Simply visiting their website will give a much better overview of what Classical Education really is than this book does.

I've gotten a refund for this book, and if you've already purchased it, you should, too.
Macage
The author provides a good background and justification for returning to the classical approach of teaching children. The reading lists are fairly good except for the suspicious inclusion of a number of texts written by the author. I felt that the chapter concerning centering your children's education around Christ sounded very emotionally charged which greatly contrasted the author's previous chapter on logic and argumentation. I don't disagree that the education of Christian children should be centered about Christ. I do think the author should have used the logical method of argumentation described in the previous chapters to argue his point rather than lapse into emotionally charged religious rhetoric that he (and Plato) disapproved of at the beginning of his text. The most overriding lesson I learned from this text, though, is one which more homeschooling and classical education advocates must learn and teach: providing your child with a education better than that which you were provided requires that you first obtain the education with which you are attempting to endow your children. For this reason (and that teensy little price up there) I highly recommend this book to anyone who is frustrated with the quality of public education in America whether or not you are considering homeschooling your child.
This little book is an excellent introduction to the methods of Classical education, especially as it pertains to a Christian worldview. It is a quick and easy read, and (best of all) inexpensive.
I do have a few critisms. [1] The authors tend to get off point a few times (we don't need a primer on Latin grammar in a book like this) [2] The bibliography tends to stay "in the family" of the contributing authors and lastly [3] I would expect superior writing style from promoters of Classical education.

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