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The Case For Classical Christian Education

The Case For Classical Christian Education
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The Case For Classical Christian Education

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In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in "Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, " the author advocates a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and recovery of the ancient division of learning geared to child development stages.

- Publisher Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson proposes an alternative to government-operated school by advocating a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to child development stages. ^As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the cause of America's deteriorating school system and to propose remedies for those committed to their children's best interests in education. He maintains that education is essentially religious because it deals with the basic questions about life that require spiritual answers--reading and writing are simply the tools. Offering a review of classical education and the history of this movement, Wilson also reflects on his own involvement in the process of creating educational institutions that em

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In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in "Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, " the author advocates a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and recovery of the ancient division of learning geared to child development stages.
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Newspapers are filled with stories about poorly educated children, ineffective teachers, and cash-strapped school districts. In this greatly expanded treatment of a topic he first dealt with in Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson proposes an alternative to government-operated school by advocating a return to classical Christian education with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to child development stages. ^As an educator, Wilson is well-equipped to diagnose the cause of America's deteriorating school system and to propose remedies for those committed to their children's best interests in education. He maintains that education is essentially religious because it deals with the basic questions about life that require spiritual answers--reading and writing are simply the tools. Offering a review of classical education and the history of this movement, Wilson also reflects on his own involvement in the process of creating educational institutions that em
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Meet the Author

Douglas Wilson

Douglas Wilson has an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Idaho and has pastored Christ Church, in Moscow, Idaho, since 1977. He is a prolific author, with more than thirty titles, including two children's books, a selection of poetry, and two biographies. He is best known for his books on education, which have helped to spark the Classical Education movement, and the respected Family Series, which he wrote with his wife on marriage and family.

As well as pastoring Christ Church, Doug serves as the moderator for the Anselm Presbytery of the Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). He has been involved in founding and teaching at Logos School, New Saint Andrews College, and Greyfriars Hall. He is the editor of Credenda Agenda magazine, which, given the other editors he has to work with, is too much fun. He has contributed to numerous books and magazines (such as Ligonier Ministry's Tabletalk over the years.

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  • Catalogue Code 188153
  • Product Code 1581343841
  • EAN 9781581343847
  • Pages 256
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Education
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Sales Rank #33123
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.310kg

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