Item description for Handbook on Choosing Your Child's Education: A Personalized Plan for Every Age and Stage (Focus on the Family) by Maria Hernandez Ferrier...
Overview Parents today are faced with a wide, often bewildering variety of choices for educating their children, from traditional public schools to private schools, from Christian schools to home schooling. The Handbook on Choosing Your Child's Education will help parents navigate through the many options and based on their needs, make the best education decision for their children. Audience: Parents with young children trying to decide what option in their community is best for their child's education. It's particularly helpful for families who have just moved, and also for parents whose children are already in school and are possibly struggling. Useful features include a checklist to determine individual pros & cons for each child, reproducible worksheets, a resource list, and FAQs. Also includes information on special needs as well as gifted children.
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Producers: Focus on the Family
Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 6.56" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1589973410 ISBN13 9781589973411
Reviews - What do customers think about Handbook on Choosing Your Child's Education: A Personalized Plan for Every Age and Stage (Focus on the Family)?
interesting, but narrow, view of education choices Jul 12, 2007
If you are sincerely looking for a book to help you navigate the many educational choices available, I don't recommend this one. If you firmly believe that your children must only be exposed to your religious, political, social, or scientific views, then perhaps you'd enjoy this. However, you probably already know where & how your child will be educated.
While containing a few helpful lists, it's highly unlikely that a parent could feel any sense of approval for public school. For that reason, I felt this book lacked objectivity.
Very little attention was payed to learning styles, though the description indicates it's a feature. Advice on gathering information about schools was basic and obvious. For these reasons, I thought it lacked substance.
The sections on interviewing administrators and teachers were most frustrating. The authors seemed paranoid that most educators would brain-wash children to be a left-wing liberals. In contrast to that fear-based approach, I recommend Grace Based Parenting (Tim Kimmel) to gain perspective.
Sorry, I usually find more positives in books, but this was a major disappointment.