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What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschooling: How A+ Parents Can Give Their Traditionally Schooled Kids the Academic Edge Paperback – August 26, 2003
From the Inside Flap
Now, traditionally schooled children can reap the same benefits as homeschooled children.
This essential book for all parents and teachers offers practical ways to nurture individual growth, foster high self-esteem, and ensure academic success for every child, regardless of age, type of school, or religious background. Readers will discover what homeschoolers quickly find outthat life can be one big adventurous educational opportunity, even for kids who attend conventional schools. Inside, readers explore:
The six principles of successful learning: curiosity, fun in learning, desire for success (not fear of failure), practice (not study), applying learned material to life, and intrinsic motivation
How to put the "child" back into childhood by providing children with the opportunity to perform fun activities that enhance their abilities
Why the community is a child's best classroom, and how to take advantage of it
How to discover and honor a child's unique learning style and encourage his or her teacher to develop it
And much, much more
Homeschooling is changing the face of education, and now parents and teachers can effectively use its principles and techniques to develop brighter and happier children.
About the Author
LINDA DOBSON is an education columnist, well-known conference speaker, and author of five homeschooling books. The news editor for Home Education Magazine, she lives in Saranac Lake, New York, where she homeschooled her three children.
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The author is a homeschooler herself and has written many books on homeschooling. There is a bias for homeschooling present in the book but it wasn't so prevalent that I couldn't overlook it.
I recommend this book for parents of traditionally schooled children who want to make sure that school doesn't quash the love of learning in their children or for parents of children who have lost their love of learning and need it rekindled.
The author promotes self-directed play and self-directed exploration of the natural world. Super. That could have taken maybe 5 pages out of this book (and would still be hardly informative to any engaged parent.) The author's own theories and worldview are the bulk of this book, with little in the way of how to correct reading deficiencies, for example, or which reading programs are most effective. Rather, pop-edu-psych jargon on learning styles and personal theories abound.