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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

What is Classical Education?

This is a "classic" view of classical education. The woman who wrote it was home schooled by her mother, and is now teaching her 4 kids. She and her mother wrote one of the most fameous lbooks in the classical ed world, in fact probably in the homeschool world, called The Well-Trained Mind. Next to Les Miserables, it is probably me favorite book ever. At least, it is one of the few I have read more than twice. I consider TWTM my home-school Bible.

What is Classical Education?

Classical education depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves. This classical pattern is called the trivium.

To resd the rest of Susan's excellent article, click here.

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