Before Exemption

Do some thinking and talking about :

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

General Educational Goals for your Child/ren

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LIFE’S PRIORITIES – for YOUR family : the big picture

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KEY POINTS to your CHOSEN LIFESTYLE

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FOR EACH CHILD :-

Consider each child’s personality, weaknesses, strengths, special needs, learning styles, interests:

1. Name:
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3. Name:
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a Christian worldview:
http://www.cheaofca.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&PageID=510&varuniqueuserid=91129500075 

Writing Your Philosophy of Education

Questions to answer to begin developing your education philosophy.
It is a good idea to find Scripture references to support your beliefs.

1. What is your worldview?

This is your framework that helps you understand society, your place in it, and helps you with critical decisions. It is your picture of the world and how you respond to it. Your worldview is the foundation of your philosophy of life, which now includes home education.

2. What is your belief about God?

Do you believe in God? Describe God as you understand  Him. This is a good study question for the entire family. If you have trouble with seek advice from a trusted Christian.

3. What is your believe about humans?

Do you believe humans were created or evolved? What is human beings’ relationship to God? Are human’s inherently good or evil?

4.What do you believe about God’s Word?

Do you think it is completely true without error? Or, a series of mythological stories?

5.What is your definition of education?

This is your concept of what education means. Try not to think in the traditional terms of education, i.e.: classrooms, test, lesson plans. Start with a standard definition from a dictionary (the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary of American English Language is highly recommended for this purpose.) What does the Bible say about teaching children?

6. What is wisdom and knowledge?

Start with the dictionary definition. Include what God has to say about wisdom and knowledge? Determine how these concepts fit into your home education experience.

7. What is your belief about parental responsibility? About children?

Once you have an education philosophy, you may want to apply the answers to these questions to the individual subjects.

(Contributed by Susan K. Stewart c. 2006)
Excerpt from An Introduction to Home Education by Susan Beatty and Karen Woodfin Middleton.
http://www.cheaofca.net/_data/global/08AnnualConvention/SyllabusPages/philosophy.pdf

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