As parents, we often have a pretty good idea of what we don't want our children to learn. But what exactly should we give them instead?
The authors ofRepairing the Ruins, a group of experienced teachers and schools administrators, faced this same question when they first embarked on the journey of education. They found a tried and true answer in classical Christian education. Here they explain what makes classical Christian education different from modern methods and why it offers a distinctly Christian alternative. Building upon this foundation, the authors provide parents with the "Whys and Hows" of the Trivium, tips on planning curriculum, wisdom in designing education to serve the heart as well as the mind, and advice on starting up schools.
For all who have ever wondered where to begin with their children's education, Repairing the Ruins comes alongside with words of comfort and direction. This collection is edited by Douglas Wilson, and includes essays from Tom Garfield, Chris Schlect, Douglas Jones, and Tom Spencer, as well as an introduction by Marlin Detweiler.