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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling
     

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling

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by Marsha Ransom, John Taylor Gatto (Foreword by)
 
"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling" is a step-by-step manual written for the new and inexperienced homeschooler. The explanations, resources, and recommendations apply to families homeschooling for a wide variety of reasons and to families who "afterschool" their children. If you find yourself teaching subjects you know little about, undecided about what

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling" is a step-by-step manual written for the new and inexperienced homeschooler. The explanations, resources, and recommendations apply to families homeschooling for a wide variety of reasons and to families who "afterschool" their children. If you find yourself teaching subjects you know little about, undecided about what curriculum to choose, or concerned that your children may miss out on band, drama, or sports, this guide provides practical advice from an author who has homeschooled four children.

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This guide is indispensable for any parent who wishes to educate their children in their own home. It tackles the legal elements of homeschooling, guides readers in developing a homeschooling philosophy and approach specific to their needs, provides numerous resources for new homeschoolers as well as their students, and outlines a curriculum for every age group. By focusing on the overall benefit to the child throughout, this book will help readers keep their ultimate goal in sight at all times: providing the best possible education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028639895
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
02/16/2001
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.95(d)

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Meet the Author

Marsha Ransom, mother of 4 children and freelance writer, has been homeschooling for 12 years. Over the years, she has homeschooled all grades, K through 12. Residing with her husband, Dwight, and children in southwest Michigan, she enjoys reading, cooking, walking on the beach, and downhill skiing. She has been published in a variety of publications, as well as online, and is a field editor for Taste of Home Magazine.

Marsha is actively involved with her local homeschool support group. She served on the planning committee for their homeschool cooperative, where she teaches creative writing and coordinates field trips. She also speaks at homeschool conferences and curriculum fairs, providing support, information, and encouragement. Marsha is always available as a resource person for new homeschoolers, and is a state liaison person for the National Home Education Network, helping homeschoolers find local support in her state. She has compiled an extensive file of helpful Web sites, and enjoys linking homeschoolers with information via e-mail lists, bulletin boards, and Web sites.

After her son Ryan, an automotive student at the county technology center, became the first to be placed in a dealership through the Automotive-Youth Education Services (AYES) program, both were invited to become members of the center's AYES Advisory Board and the center's National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF) recertification board. As homeschooling parent and student, they brought a unique perspective to discussions of new policies. Ryan is now an instructor in the automotive technology program at the center, and Marsha is a member of a subcommittee of the AYES Advisory Board which interviews and selects candidates for AYES placement.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeschooling 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By the time I received this book, I had already done all my research from the internet. This book is really very basic. It's helpful for the ULTIMATE beginner to homeschooling. But for anyone who knows anything beyond the mere basics, I wouldn't really recommend it.