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Reclaiming Education: The Home-schooling Alternative

Lisa VanDamme

Presented at: IRM 1998

Date: Jun 28, 1998

In this lecture Miss Waldman presents what she has learned from her experiences as a home-school teacher. She discusses the advantages of home-schooling and addresses common concerns, like the "problem of socialization." She gives her views on proper educational methods (such as teaching science historically, to show its hierarchical development). She shows how, given proper motivation and an essentialized curriculum, children can be taught, among other things, that writing is a process they can master and enjoy, that history is a fascinating subject relevant to their lives and that reading literary classics is one of life's great pleasures. The right techniques, she says, will transform children into insatiable learners.


Parts: 1

Handout: none