Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seeking

Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery: A Journey of Original Seeking

by David H. Albert, David Albert
     
 

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Are children empty boxes into which we pour knowledge and wisdom? Or are they naturally predisposed to acquire these things? David H. Albert presents a collection of articles laden with gems, -including the single most important lesson to teach a child. -Topics include:

How children learn to read.
"Perfection"—Why children are perfectionists and how

Overview

Are children empty boxes into which we pour knowledge and wisdom? Or are they naturally predisposed to acquire these things? David H. Albert presents a collection of articles laden with gems, -including the single most important lesson to teach a child. -Topics include:

How children learn to read.
"Perfection"—Why children are perfectionists and how to respond.
How to encourage your child to seek greater challenges and achievements.
Teens and what to do about them.
Why the testing is destroying our schools.

"Once again David Albert applies his genius to children."—John Gatto, -author of the bestseller, Dumbing Us Down

David H. Albert is the author of And the Skylark Sings with Me.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Albert, who holds formal degrees but maintains that his best education has come from his children, here provides a stimulating context for thinking about learning and homeschooling or, for new or seasoned homeschooler parents, a context for expanding their repertoire. His witty, practical, thoughtful, and challenging comments are sure to move readers, some to greater confidence in homeschooling efforts, others to try a more open approach so that children learn along with the homeschooling mom and dad. Albert's free-flowing discussions assure the reader that nature has provided each child with the ability and thrust to undertake the journey of original seeking and each parent the capacity to nurture. His charming stories cover many aspects of homeschooling, including how to deal with learning-disabled children, the historical advantages/disadvantages of various peoples, learning with teens, and social conventions. Recommended for education collections in all public libraries and for all teachers, who can take ideas from this collection of essays to make the learning process more than achieving set "standards."-Leroy Hommerding, Fort Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567512328
Publisher:
Common Courage Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Internationally renowned homeschooling speaker, magazine columnist, storyteller, author, and father of two, David H. Albert carries forward the ideas of John Holt and John Taylor Gatto to a new level, and empowers parents in the process. He is the author of Homeschooling: A Voyage of Self-discovery

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