Articles

  • What is Classical Education?

    Christopher A. Perrin, MDiv PhD Publisher at Classical Academic Press Most of us have a difficult time defining the word education—it has a wide range of meaning and is used in different ways in different contexts. Certainly education can be formal (as in a college education) or informal (his stern aunt provided him with a Continue Reading

  • “I Know What’s Best For My Education”: A Lesson In Uncertainty

    by Richard J. Prystowsky During our college’s first two weeks of the Fall 2005 semester, I dealt with an incident at our college that caused me to reflect on the relationship between my homeschooling life and my college work life. For years, when our kids were young, I felt that my growth as an educator Continue Reading

  • Homeschooling Intrigues Me – Where Do I Start?

    by Greg and Moira Bell You are not alone. Nowadays, it is rare to meet an American parent who hasn’t at least heard of home schooling. Those looking at homeschooling from the outside routinely express two chief concerns – 1) “How can homeschooling parents tolerate being with their kids 24 hours a day?” and 2) Continue Reading

  • Reading: Teaching All of the Aspects

    By Kristen Kinney-Haines Learning to read may appear natural and, therefore, easy to teach. Yet it’s one of the most difficult tasks any child will take on; and homeschooling parents must cover some important foundational topics along the way. The National Reading Panel has identified these skills as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Continue Reading

  • iPad Apps and Children with Autism

    By Jennifer Nairne “Autism Spectrum Disorders” is a phrase used to describe a range of complex developmental disabilities, usually “classic” autism, Asperger syndrome, and “atypical autism”. Although different people may exhibit symptoms with similar features, for reasons not yet understood, the degree of severity can vary drastically. Behavioral problems and repetitive actions are typical to Continue Reading