The Case for Classical Christian Education [NOOK Book]

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America's schools are flunking the test. Students can't read. They can't write. Basic math, science, history, and geography are almost lost causes. Many schools aren't even safe havens from crime and drugs. Doug Wilson lays much of the blame for this on the idea that schools can be neutral about morality. He says education is essentially religious. Education deals with the basic questions of life, and those questions require religious answers. Learning to read and write gives people the tools to ask and answer ...
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The Case for Classical Christian Education

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Overview

America's schools are flunking the test. Students can't read. They can't write. Basic math, science, history, and geography are almost lost causes. Many schools aren't even safe havens from crime and drugs. Doug Wilson lays much of the blame for this on the idea that schools can be neutral about morality. He says education is essentially religious. Education deals with the basic questions of life, and those questions require religious answers. Learning to read and write gives people the tools to ask and answer such questions. But our schools fail even in this basic task. Building upon his book, Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning, he says we must turn to Christian classical education with its emphasis on the ancient division of learning geared to childhood development. Wilson will open your eyes to the reality that education is not the world's savior -- education itself needs to be saved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433516467
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 11/12/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 461,617
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas Wilson, a popular speaker and author, helped to found Logos School in Moscow, Idaho. A fellow of Philosophy and Classical Languages at New St. Andrews College, he has an M.A. in philosophy and a B. A. in classical studies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
Preface 11
Another Brick in the Wall
1 A Mess That Just Won't Quit 15
2 The Rise and Fall of Secular Education in America 31
3 Healing the Wound Lightly 37
4 The Nature of Man 45
5 The Case Against Government Schools 53
6 The Centrality of Worship 63
7 What Is Education? 67
8 Democracy and Egalitarianism 73
Ten Years After
9 What Is Classical Education? 81
10 Logos School, ACCS, and New St. Andrews 87
Antithesis
11 The Christian Heart and Mind 95
12 The PEERS Problem 101
13 The Paideia of God 107
The Classical Christian Answer
14 The Seven Liberal Arts 117
15 The Trivium 131
16 A Case for Latin 139
17 What Classical Is Not 145
18 Educating the Imagination 153
19 Classical Athletics 163
Life in the Christian School
20 Personal Holiness 171
21 Boardsmanship 179
22 School Clothes 185
23 The Seven Laws of Teaching 191
24 Alternatives to School 195
25 The Threat of State Entanglement 201
A Proposed Curriculum
26 Turning It Around: A Thought Experiment 207
27 Canonical Books 213
The Dawn of Everlasting Results
28 And Unto Children's Children 223
29 A Pedagogic Creed 229
30 A Call for Teachers 233
Notes 237
Index 249
Scripture Index 254
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