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The Case for Classical Christian Education

The Case for Classical Christian Education
The Case for Classical Christian Education
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Publisher: Crossway
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The Case for Classical Christian Education

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 Recovering 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.
ISBN-10: 1581343841
ISBN-13: 9781581343847
Pages/Media: 256
Dimensions: 5.5x8.5
Author: Douglas Wilson
Format: Paperback
Language: English

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"Great resource for parents!"

John Caneday on 8/2/2012 12:02:50 PM


Comments: Wilson argues that Christians are told to educate their children "in the wisdom and admonition of the Lord" and that necessarily means a Christian education to the exclusion of any other. He demonstrates that all education is inherently religious, and the fallacious arguments of those Christians that would relegate their children's education to pagans. He then lays out the traditional mode of education that Christian's subscribed to until around the nineteenth century, when newer methods became ... More details

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