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EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

EXAMPLES OF SOME COMMON CURRICULA SOURCES USED

Formal Curriculum

McGraw-Hill, Houghton-Mifflin, Scott-Foresman, Holt, A Beka, Bob Jones, Alpha Omeg, Saxon, Christian Library, Calvert, Rod and Staff

Classical Education

The Well-Trained Mind by Jessie Wise; Charlotte Mason, Trivium Pursuit, Memoria Press; Tapestry of Grace; Biblioplan; TruthQuest; Winter Promise; Tanglewood

Literature-Based Education

Sonlight, Charlotte Mason, Winter Promise, Robinson Curriculum, Accelerated Achievement, Living Learning Books

Principle Approach

The American Christian History Institute, James Rose, Stephen McDowell, Rosalie Slater, F.A.C.E., The Pilgrim Institute, The Mayflower Institute, The Providence Foundation, Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler-Mantle Ministries

Homemade Curriculum

Free internet sources, workbooks, library sources, books/videos/ computer sources, projects, etc.

Unit Studies

Konos, The Weaver, Five in a Row, Alta Vista, ATI (Bill Gothard), Delight Direct Studies (Gregg Harris), Valerie Bendt, Katherine Stout

Child-Directed Learning

Montessori  Method, less formal/ planned use of library materials and community opportunities

Eclectic Homeschoolers

Tend to use bits and pieces of all types of sources to fit individual needs

Distance Learning

Clonlara School, Calvert with the tutorial option, Home Study International; Laurel Springs School, National Repository of Online Courses

Un-schoolers

Teach Your Own by John Hold; Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax; Life Learning Magazine

Computer Based Education

Teaching Textbooks, Saxon Teacher, Switched on Schoolhouse, Robinson Curriculum, Time4Learning, Bob Jones satellite, ACE

 

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