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Title:For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School (Child-Life Book)
Authors:Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Info:Crossway Books (1984), Paperback, 166 pages
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Tags:Homeschool, Parenting, Charlotte Mason

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For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School (Child-Life Book) by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay



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This book is based on Charlotte Mason's writing, talking about home education. There's lots of common sense in this book, and some ideas which surprisingly overlap with the modern 'taking children seriously' non-coercive style of home education that's so popular in the UK. However as this book is written from a Christian perspective, there's some emphasis on discipline (in the gentlest of senses) alongside questions about creativity and mutual respect.
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  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
This book reminded me of why I wanted to homeschool in the first place. I found it affirming and a great reminder of what's important in education. ( )
  SusanEAC | May 14, 2013 |
Love this book and everything it states! ( )
  Jeanig | Jan 16, 2013 |
This isr book challenges the way we think about education in the home and at school.
  WordandWorshipChurch | Mar 14, 2011 |
I initially read this as a resource about educational philosophy when I had decided to home school my oldest child through middle school. The reality is that, although this book is used to explain the Charlotte Mason ideology, it is so much more than an education book. The author talks about creating a stable environment for our children that fosters learning in a natural, creative way, nurturing a richness and quality of life that will last. ( )
  melopher | Jun 19, 2010 |
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Every parent and teacher wants to give their children the best education possible. Everyone would like education to be a joyous adventure and celebration of life, as well as a solid preparation for living. Sadly, most education today falls far short of this goal.

But as Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shows it doesn't have to be this way. Education can be a wonderful, life-enriching, joyous experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical. Many of the central ideas have been tried and proven true over a century in almost every kind of educational situation. The ideas are in fact so true that they can be applied equally at home, in different schools, in Africa, in the inner city, and in your own community. But they are also ideas which Susan and her husband Ranald Macaulay have tried and proven in their own family and school experience.

For the Children's Sake is a book which can help every parent and teacher awaken the young minds of their children and give them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.

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Provides a Christian perspective on how to make education a meaningful experience at home or at school, for parents, students, and educators.

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