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Recovering the lost tools of learning : an approach to distinctively Christian education

Author: Douglas Wilson
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, ©1991.
Series: Turning point Christian worldview series.
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Public education in America has run into hard times. Even many within the system admit that it is failing. While many factors contribute, Douglas Wilson lays much blame on the idea that education can take place in a moral vacuum. It is not possible for education to be nonreligious, deliberately excluding the basic questions about life. All education builds on the foundations of someone's worldview (teacher's,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Wilson
ISBN: 0891075836 9780891075837
OCLC Number: 23017165
Description: 215 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part one : The failure of modern secular education. The education crisis --
Suggested secular and Christian reforms --
Part two : An approach to distinctively Christian education. The true ministry of education --
The nature of knowledge --
The student in Adam --
Part three : An approach to distinctively classical education. The classical mind --
The trivium and the Christian school --
The obstacles of modernity --
The problem of "pious" ignorance --
The home school alternative --
Part four : Conclusions. The limits of the state : a summary --
The need for classical and Christian education : a summary --
Appendices. The lost tools of learning --
Logos school curriculum material --
A brief historical sketch --
Notes --
Select bibliography.
Series Title: Turning point Christian worldview series.
Responsibility: Douglas Wilson.
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Public education in America has run into hard times. Even many within the system admit that it is failing. While many factors contribute, Douglas Wilson lays much blame on the idea that education can take place in a moral vacuum. It is not possible for education to be nonreligious, deliberately excluding the basic questions about life. All education builds on the foundations of someone's worldview (teacher's, curriculum writer's). Education deals with fundamental questions that require religous answers. Learning to read and write is simply the process of acquiring the tools to ask and answer such questions. A second reason for the failure of public schools, Wilson feels, is modern teaching methods. He argues for a return to a classical education, firm discipline, and the requirement of hard work. Often educational reforms create new problems that must be solved down the road. This book presents alternatives that have proved workable in experience. - Back cover.

"It is not possible for education to be nonreligious, deliberately excluding the basic questions about life ... [Wilson] argues for a return to classical education, firm discipline, and the requirement of hard work."--Back cover.

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