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The ABC's of homeschooling
Caruana, Vicki.
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Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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LC40 .C375 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The mothers in her children's play group all attended the same church, had similar interests, and held the same beliefs. Yet when the topic of schooling came up, they had differing ideas that always divided them: Vicki Caruana was the only one choosing to send her children to public school. Vicki now homeschools--the choice that was furthest from her mind all those years ago--and she writes this book not to convince you that there is only one way to educate a child, but to share with you the stories of why various families have chosen to homeschool. While describing the life of a homeschooling family, she helps you discover your own assumptions about education and enables you to decide what method of schooling best matches the needs of your children. If you're struggling with the education choice, this book can help. If you've already decided, this book can confirm--or challenge--your decision. In either case, take the time to read and ponder the possibilities. Your children are worth it.

Author Notes

Vicki Caruana has a master's degree in gifted education and taught both gifted and learning-disabled children in the public schools before deciding to homeschool her two sons

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Part I Attitudes and Assumptions
1 Is Homeschooling Right for Your Family?p. 15
2 Why Homeschool?p. 27
3 Why Homeschool? IIp. 37
4 Why Homeschool? IIIp. 49
5 How Long Should You Homeschool?p. 63
6 What to Say to Friends, Family, and Other Homeschoolersp. 73
7 What If I have Doubts?p. 87
Part II The Basics
8 What Are the Rules for Homeschooling?p. 103
9 How Should I Plan?p. 115
10 What Should I Teach?p. 127
11 How Can I Organize Our Homeschool?p. 139
Part III Character and Cooperation
12 What End Results Should We Expect?p. 153
13 Do I Have to Do This Alone?p. 165
14 Home-School Partnershipsp. 175
Indexp. 183