- Paperback: 211 pages
- Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (February 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805440305
- ISBN-13: 978-0805440300
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. The preeminence of character
2. Quality one-on-one instruction
3. The principle of protection
4. The principle of individuality
5. The routing in relationships
6. The principle of doing the basics well
7. The principle of life integration
8. Maintaining the honor and mystique of learning
9. Build on the right foundation
10. The principle of wise, sequential progression
It is obvious that Mr. Swanson favors homeschooling as the best option for living out the ten principles. However he is still able to challenge those whose children are in other schooling environments as well as teachers themselves. Some of these principles would have really helped me out when I taught in a Christian Academy a few years ago.
This book gives adequate critique of the problems in modern education, and also supplies many solutions to those problems. There is an obvious indebtedness to the teaching of Doug Phillips of Vision Forum Ministries. Although he only references them one time, he gives the same analysis and historical understanding of the sickness of modern education. You may not agree with all of Mr. Swanson's conclusions, but you will appreciate his passion for providing students with a distinctively Christian education that captivates the mind and heart of the students. I heartily recommend this book as a resource for Christian parents in determining how they can best educate their children.
This book is written from a Christian perspective, although I believe that all parents and educators could learn from the principles of this book. If you are a Christian you will appreciate the Scriptural foundations provided for each principal.
The author, Kevin Swanson, is the Executive Director of Christian Home Educators of Colorado. Although he certainly encourages home schooling as an advisable option for most families, I feel that he does not go over the line on pushing this as an agenda and even acknowledges that home schooling is not the best option for every family and situation.
As a Father with his first child entering preschool next week, I found this book to be very beneficial in providing a focus and clarifying my thinking on educating my children. I highly recommend it.
I also thought it was interesting that the author grew up removed from American culture; society, music media... all of it, and yet he became a student body president of a college.
The author's writing style has been enjoyable. I feel like he his sitting next to me telling me how to make my children's education better.
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This book was a tremendous help in understanding why homeschooling was the best choice. Well written and easy read. Would recommend.Published on October 6, 2013 by Sondra
This book teaches about the raising of a child in the Paideia "of the Lord". It examined the modern educational system - from God's perspective. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Michelle-o-indiana
As Kevin Swanson clearly states in the Introduction, "parents have a committed interest in their children's education; and they must, therefore, be equipped to make intelligent,... Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Angela J. Zaev
Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! This book completely exemplifies what teaching our children is all about. I just finished it and am buying a copy for our headmaster and my child's teacher... Read morePublished on July 8, 2006 by M