Homeschooling Methods: Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles Paperback – February 1, 2006
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- Publisher : B&H Books (February 1, 2006)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0805440178
- ISBN-13 : 978-0805440171
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.72 x 8.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #973,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Additionally, this book doesn't give any information about each system works; it is simply full of testimonials of people that have used the systems.
If I hadn't highlighted only two sentences, I would return this book for a full refund.
Total waste of time and money.
I thought the whole idea of home-schooling was to develop open, analytical, capable minds. If that is true, I fail to see where god - of any sex or type - will play more than a very minor role. Our two children currently attend a Christian school, but at home they are also introduced to a multitude of religions and philosophies.
I know this will come as a shock to many proselytisers, but 'your god' does not have a monopoly on morality or anything else. What we DO will determine our children's beliefs and attitudes, not what we say. If you force a single god on them they will grow to adulthood with the same biases and bigotry that you display in your 'one true god' approach to life.
In summary, I urge you to look further. This book probably isn't for you if you have an inquiring mind!
the only two methods that I can think of that I not covered are online school/classes, K12 participation (which I would have really enjoyed reading the pros and cons), and student directed studies where the student studies independently of the parent and is a self learner (the Robinson Method would be one example of this style).
I think this would be a great early book for those considering or new to homeschooling. For someone who has been homeschooling for a while it is still a good read as the methods are discussed by experienced authors rather than one author trying to expertly cover and explain all the homeschool methods/approaches.
As others have mentioned, this is a Christian book so the methods are explained and exampled by mostly Christian curriculum, Christian motivations and Christian families. However, unless one is sensitive to Christianity being mentioned the actual chapters of explanation and application are not just "pray about it" and Bible text filled. The chapters are discussions of the methods themselves. Subject matter within the methods is not deeply discussed so one could substitute other world views, curriculum choices and subject matter and still use the various methods.