An Educated Choice is written by Dr. Frank A. Brock, who spent almost two decades as president of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. It is written primarily for parents and educators of high school students who are college bound. It helps to facilitate discussion between parents and teenagers with practical information about finances, curriculum, social influences, and preparing to receive a good education. This is a reprint of the Baker Book House 2000 edition.
|Publisher:||Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Frank A. Brock, former president of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia (1987–2002) and current president of the Covenant College Foundation, serves on the boards of the Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Maclellan Foundation, the McCallie School, and the Chattanooga Resource Foundation.
Table of Contents
|1.||What Do You Want from Your Child's Education?||17|
|2.||College Education Today||25|
|4.||Helping Students Ask the Right Questions||55|
|5.||Practical Essentials in Making the College Choice||75|
|6.||What Students Need from a College Education||85|
|7.||Why Colleges Fail to Give Students What They Need||103|
|8.||A Curriculum That Develops Knowledgeable Faith||113|
|9.||Preparing Your Student to Receive a Good Education||121|
|10.||The Lasting Impact of a Life-Changing Education||129|
|Recommended Books for Further Reading||139|
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An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College-Bound Students based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Frank A. Brock is the former president, serving from 1987 to 2002, of Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, a four-year, liberal arts, residential school affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America. I picked up a copy of this book at a homeschooling conference where Covenant College had an exhibitor table. With more than four thousand colleges and universities in the United States alone, how can parents assist their children in selecting the right one? Brock helps parents of high school students negotiate the maze of choices with sound advice and practical information by answering many questions parents have, such as "Is bigger necessarily better?"; "Can I afford to send my child to a private college?"; "Is prestige important?"; "What is a 'good' education?"; "What constitutes a positive learning environment?"; and "Should I send my child to a Christian college?" One may not necessarily agree with every specific statement, but in general there is a lot of wisdom expressed. This is a fascinating book. The chapters on “College Education Today” with its history of post-secondary schooling in America, and “Understanding Teens” based on Brock’s experiences as a college educator, contain excellent information. Other chapters have helpful material about social factors affecting the learning environment, the pros and cons of college loans, and the importance of student attitudes. Brock contends that both parents and students benefit by discussing what they want out of a college education, and he offers valuable material for discussion. I thought that there would be more emphasis on worldview, but this is not entirely omitted. Indeed, it is summed up in the closing sentences. “How do you want your child to view the world after college? Do you think a person can spend four years of study without being affected by the perspective held by his or her esteemed professors? Is college really just about getting a good job? Should it be? How will you talk to your student about the lasting impact of a life-changing education?” Parents of college-bound students will benefit from this straightforward, honest approach to choosing a college or university and the need to choose wisely.