Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

by David Guterson
     
 

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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

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An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

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Booknews
Guterson, a high school English teacher who teaches his own children at home, examines life at school as well as the opportunities offered by learning outside it. He also provides a broader context: the remarkable academic success of homeschooled children, the history of public schools, philosophies of education, psychological research on learning, and education in other societies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Denise Perry Donavin
"School is so deeply ingrained in us that a call for learning outside of it, without it, can sound as strange as a call for us to try to live without food." Not a religious fundamentalist, Guterson represents another side of schooling outside of institutional walls (although he earns his living teaching within them). He and his wife have kept their three sons out of school because they have felt they could do a better job teaching them. He explains the whys and hows of parental education programs and suggests ways that school systems could and should work cooperatively with such families for mutual benefit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547539386
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/16/1993
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
553 KB

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