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Homeschooling For Dummies (edition 2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764508881, Paperback)If you believe that a good education is the greatest gift you can give your child, you’re probably pretty unhappy with what’s being taught in most classrooms these days. If you think that education should do more than just train kids to take standardized tests, that it should build their critical thinking skills, enable them to weigh ethical considerations, instill a passion for learning, and reflect your core values and beliefs, then you’re probably fed up with the current state of our schools. If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes–and Home Schooling For Dummies shows you how.
This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource for parents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschooler interested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track with what you need to know to confidently:De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and your familyGet started in homeschoolingObtain teaching materialsDevelop a curriculum that reflects your values and beliefsComply with all legal requirementsFind healthy social outlets for your kidsJoin a homeschooling cooperative
From textbooks to computers to state compliance, expert Jennifer Kaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of your questions about homeschooling and answers them with clear, easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parents around the nation who have opted to homeschool their children. Topics covered include:Deciding at what age to beginDetermining your kid’s learning style and teaching to itTeaching special needs childrenDeveloping a curriculum that’s right for your childrenFinding social outlets for you homeschoolersComplying with state and federal regulationsTeaching at the primary, middle school and high school levelsPreparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardized testsNetworking with other homeschoolers
You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’s education. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how to turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:16:42 -0400)
Approximately 1.5 million American students are currently taught at home. This essential guide offers both new and experienced homeschoolers useful information and insight about the basics of day-to-day homeschooling life and explains the hows and whys of this exciting new alternative to traditional classroom schooling. The book Helps select appropriate curriculum and gives advice on how to help kids survive the not-getting-on-the-yellow-schoolbus-at-the-corner blues, offers information on state laws and complying with Uncle Sam, addresses special concerns for special students, contains sections on options after graduation, including apprenticeships and even homeschooling for college, and guides readers to other resources and creative tools for homeschooling, like books and extra goodies that make learning fun.
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