The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition) 4th Edition, Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home education consultant, speaker, and writer. She has decades of experience as a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, private tutor, and educational consultant, and is the co-author of the best-selling The Well-Trained Mind and the groundbreaking elementary grammar text First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind. She lives in Charles City, Virginia.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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“If you’re a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy.”
- Washington Times

“An excellent resource for any family with a desire to incorporate a classical education in their home, whether as a curriculum or as a reference.”
- Educational Freedom Press

“[Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer] are thorough and pragmatic, offering a detailed curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12, as well as opinions on everything from Latin (an indispensable language) to the Internet (‘a mixed blessing’).”
- The New Yorker

“An A for Home Schooling…a remarkable compendium of information designed to help home-schooling parents give their children a traditional liberal education.”
- City Journal

“This book would be entertaining simply as the story of how Jessie, then a schoolteacher, decided to teach Susan, who now teaches literature at the College of William and Mary, at home―pulling her and brother Bob out of school in 1973 when home-schooling did not have social acceptance and explicit legal sanction. But it’s so much more than a good yarn. It’s a mind-stretching tome.”
- Robert Holland, Richmond Times Dispatch

“This book has caused a revolution within the homeschool community.”
- The Old Schoolhouse

“Homeschooling parents on a mission to find the ultimate resource―or parents of traditionally-schooled children interested in an excellent supplement―are all well advised to peruse the pages of Wise and Wise Bauer’s classy guide to classical education at home.”
- Boox Review

“An invaluable road map.”
- Daily Democrat --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : August 9, 2016
  • File Size : 1384 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 988 pages
  • ASIN : B01BX7S04Q
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; 4th Edition (August 9, 2016)
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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