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The Lost Art of Classical Education,
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This review is from: COLLINS MARVA COLLINS WAY PA (Paperback)Marva Collins is a teacher to dream of becoming. She not only teaches via the lost art of classical education, but she is the rarest of classical educators; compassionate, interesting, motivating and teaching "lost" children from an inner city. Her private school is a commercial success. She even writes pretty well (certainly better than the bureaucratic double-speak that usually passes for teacher training materials).
This is a practical book. She wants us to know how to do what she does, and she's clear. Anybody who teaches children, or wants to do so, should buy this book, and read it several times a year. When you finally decide you've had it with the school district's latest insanity, you might even use her experiences to start your own school.
Classical education is a lost art. It ruled classrooms for 700 years, and then vanished, as kids taught by Deweyism and other sterile theories grew into teachers. Marva, a classical educator, tells not just what to teach, but who, how, and why. (The when and where are left to us.)
The book includes a tested, recommended reading list for children, and the list has books that dreams are made of- the book is worth it just for the reading list.
As I'm writing, the computer's offering a used copy for $0.98. What are you waiting for?