The Art of Education, 15th Anniversary Edition
The 15th Anniversary Edition has the same content as the original, bestselling homeschooling paperback. Linda has added a new "Authors Update" section as well as a facelift to the cover for her new eBook version of this "must read" homeschooling classic! You, too, can find the courage to trust your child and yourself to take the homeschooling journey and create a stronger, happier, well-educated family along the way.
Dobson''''s basic premise is that ''''''''the public school system in this country is based on a false definition of education. We are not educating our children at all. We are conditioning them. Eleven chapters explore the "wisdom" of the art of education, comparing public education practices with what we now know about natural education and with individual families'''' values and priorities. The next five chapters suggest the benefits of this art for individual parents, children, communities, and the larger society. Includes A Dozen Simple Starting Points for parents who want to get more involved in their kids education. Dobson''''s sources are a complicated blend, but she argues her case for family-centered education effectively."
-American Library Association''''s Booklist, February, 1995
Is your child unmotivated, bored, or stressed by attending government schools? Is your child gifted or special needs? Are you worried that what passes for education today appears to little more than test-taking and political agendas? Are you tired of the school schedule dictating your family''''s lifestyle? The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self provides a profound and thorough explanation for why homeschooling is so desperately needed by so many families today. Fifteen years after it was originally written, educational problems Dobson warned about have reached crisis proportions. The Art of Education clearly shows the changes that need to take place in the way we rear our children in order to stop the unraveling of our spiritual and intellectual fiber.
The Art of Education has stood the test of time as one of the best homeschooling books of the last two decades, says David Albert, whose latest book is titled What Really Matters.
In fact, time proves the prophetic nature of her words. For homeschoolers and those wondering if homeschooling might be an option, this book is a classic.
Inside The Art of Education 15th Anniversary Edition you''''ll discover:
- Meet Your Makers
- Is That All There Is?
- The Education Pyramid
- Addicted to Experts
- Birds Dont Go to Flight School: Artificial Learning vs. Natural Education
- As You Sow, So Shall You Reap
- Examining Priorities
- Creating Your Familys Personal Education Philosophy
- Exploding the Top Five Myths About Homeschooling
- Coping with Being a Pioneer on the Road to Freedom
- I am the Captain of My Soul: Benefits for You
- Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me: Benefits for Your Children
- It Takes a Village: Benefits for Your Community
- A Dozen Simple Starting Points
- Implications for the Greater Society
The Art of Education extends to the Art of Living, leading you to reconsider priorities to discover how you and your family may travel toward more meaningful and happy lives. Homeschooling restores the vital role of family as you realize that delivering knowledge and information to young minds is not a secret art, but can be an act of love between parent and child that produces better scholastic and developmental results in the familiar setting of the family home, using your entire community as your familys classroom.Your family has nothing to lose, and much to gain. With this book, you can begin your homeschooling journey today.
About the Author Dobsons family started homeschooling in 1985. Since then she has coordinated support groups, provided keynote addresses and advocacy, written dozens of articles, and authored eight books, including the classic The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child. She continues offering news, information, resources, and book giveaways via website, parentatthehelm.com
Examines where the government school "system" has led us as human beings, and shows how your family can exchange conformity and dependency for personal fulfillment through the natural union of learning and living. A homeschooling mother''''s impassioned analysis of schooling with many different solutions to help parents personalize their children''''s educations. From Scientific American
Linda Dobson''''s basic premise is that the public school system in this country is based on a false definition of education. We are not educating our children at all. We are conditioning them. Dobson''''s sources are a complicated blend, but she argues her case for family-centered education effectively.
Powerful!, Well I''''m still shaking. I picked this book up at a used book seller, its cover torn and the pages well used. I thought it might be an answer to the impass I feel as a first year teacher. The parent in me feels struck by lightening. The earth has moved and I''''m wondering where to go next. Ms. Dobson has certainly changed the view of things in my mind. Her argument is remarkable, powerful, stunning. I''''m practically speechless. I''''ve picked up 4 more books on homeschooling just today and spent 12 hours searching the net in the last couple of days. How can I ever thank you? People... please, please read this book! Our children are at stake.