- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books; Revised edition (June 2, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891078592
- ISBN-13: 978-0891078593
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,273,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The How and Why of Home Schooling Paperback – June 2, 1995
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I have been homeschooling for a number of years now, and nevertheless this book has brought new insights into what I already knew. I am even more convinced that I am doing the right thing.
What advice is given is often questionable, such as suggesting that the best way for new homeschoolers to begin is with a "self-paced" curriculum like ACE--completely ignoring homeschooling options that don't involve buying a capital-C Curriculum. Sometimes it is just ludicrous (a schedule for a first grader that assumes Dad is going to be teaching science and history five evenings a week).
What I found most disappointing in this book was that the writer and his family were almost completely absent from the story. Adding a personal angle, allowing us to hear their own homeschooling story, would certainly have strengthened the writing.
This may be a useful book for someone who needs to be convinced of the benefits of homeschooling (say a father in law), but that's about it.