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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Weekend Reading - The Classical Approach

Since we've recently had some posts about Unschooling and Charlotte Mason-style education philosophies, I thought we'd continue on our tiki-tour and have a look at some of the other approaches people take with their home education.

This week I've picked what is usually known as the Classical Approach, the most widely known version of this being found in the The Well Trained Mind book.

In the article linked below, Susan Wise Bauer, co-author of the Well Trained Mind book, gives a summary of the Classical method

For more information about the Classical Method and The Well Trained Mind, have a browse through the following links:

Online Resources at The Well Trained Mind website

Reserve The Well Trained Mind at the Dunedin Public Library. [Sorry, I (Stacey) currently have it out!]

Chat with other home educators at the Well Trained Mind Forums (aka the Hive Mind)

A very clear, concise article contrasting and comparing a range of approaches to home education, including the Classical Method. The Various Approaches to Home Education.

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