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Public education is in crisis. At the heart of the problem is the idea that education can exist in a moral vacuum. Describes the melee in public education and calls for a return to classical teaching methods.

Author: Douglas Wilson

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 0891075836

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Public education is in crisis. At the heart of the problem is the idea that education can exist in a moral vacuum. Describes the melee in public education and calls for a return to classical teaching methods.
1991 By Douglas Wilson

The Lost Tools of Learning sets out Sayers's educational views, which are
intriguing in and of themselves." The realm of education was one in which Sayers
conceded a desire to exercise “a little quiet influence in the right direction,” as
she wrote in November of 1948. ... She cites Douglas Wilson's 1991 book,
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, and David B. Warner's 1994 Sayers
Society presentation ...

Author: Laura K. Simmons

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498278652

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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2015-10-26 By Laura K. Simmons

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School. New York: Knopf, 1995.
Sayers, Dorothy. “The Lost Tools of Learning.” Paper delivered at Oxford
University, 1947. Reprinted in Douglas Wilson. Recovering the Lost Tools of

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393070905

Category: Education

Page: 864

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"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.
2009-05-04 By Susan Wise Bauer

... resulting from the national response to a book published in 1991 by Douglas
Wilson called Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning. Wilson's book described an
educational philosophy instituted by Logos School (founded in 1981) in Moscow,

Author: Thomas C. Hunt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313391392

Category: Education

Page: 583

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Exploring a subject that is as important as it is divisive, this two-volume work offers the first current, definitive work on the intricacies and issues relative to America's faith-based schools.
2012 By Thomas C. Hunt

Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life Bradley G. Green ... Toward the
beginning of her seminal essay on education and potential education reform, “
The Lost Tools of Learning,” Sayers concedes that her critics might ask why she
has ...

Author: Bradley G. Green

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433524202

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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History demonstrates that wherever the cross is planted, the academy follows. But history alone cannot demonstrate why this is—and must be—the case. Green engages theology and philosophy to prove that the Christian vision of God, mankind, and the world provides the necessary precondition for and enduring foundation of meaningful intellectual life. The Gospel and the Mind, deeply rooted in Augustinian and Reformed thought, shows that core principles of the West’s Christian inheritance—such as creation and the importance of history, the centrality of a telos to all things, and the logos and the value of words—form the matrix of any promising and sustainable intellectual life. More than a lament of the state of the evangelical mind or even an argument for the primacy of a Christian worldview, The Gospel and the Mind is a paradigm-shifting declaration that the life of the mind starts at the cross.
2010-11-03 By Bradley G. Green

Wilson, Douglas. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to
Distinctively Christian Education. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991. Douglas
Wilson, director of the renowned Logos School, introduces a model for distinctly
classical ...

Author: Leigh A. Bortins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230107680

Category: Education

Page: 256

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In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences
2010-06-08 By Leigh A. Bortins

... attempted to follow the classical Trivium model, as described by Sayers.
Douglas Wilson's book on this “Classical” Christian School movement, published
in 1991, was called Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning to indicate the great
debt to ...

Author: P. C. Kemeny

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621896364

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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While debates abound today over the cost, purpose, and effectiveness of higher education, often lost in this conversation is a critical question: Should higher education attempt to shape students' moral and spiritual character in any systematic manner as in the past, or focus upon equipping students with mere technical knowledge? Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education argues that Christianity can still play an important role in contemporary American higher education. George M. Marsden, D. G. Hart, and George H. Nash, among its authors, analyze the debate over the secularization of the university and the impact of liberal Protestantism and fundamentalism on the American academy during the twentieth century. Contributors also assess how the ideas of Dorothy Sayers, C. S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, and Allan Bloom can be used to improve Christian higher education. Finally, the volume examines the contributions Christian faith can make to collegiate education and outlines how Christian institutions can preserve their religious mission while striving for academic excellence.
2013-03-11 By P. C. Kemeny

“The Lost Tools of Learning.” In Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An
Approach to Distinctively Christian Education, edited by Douglas Wilson, 145–64.
Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1991. Sinnema, Donald. “The Second Sunday Service in
the ...

Author: Daniel R. Hyde

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873967

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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Public worship is the nursery of the Holy Spirit. As you enter the sanctuary, you notice them at once. Then, as you take your seat next to a family, they are right there beside you. Throughout the ensuing service, you see them--and hear them. The presence of children in public worship is not only striking, but also increasingly strange in modern American church life. In fact, the idea of your children sitting or standing next to you during prayer, singing, or the pastor's sermon can be downright scary. This book is based in the conviction that public worship is the nursery of the Holy Spirit and that bringing children in is both beneficial and a blessing. The Nursery of the Holy Spirit offers practical advice on how to make this ideal a reality in your children's lives.
2014-07-30 By Daniel R. Hyde

28 This system of education would introduce students to the world of “
permanencies”: English, languages, history, ... An example of theistic
perennialism is Douglas Wilson's Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, which is
subtitled An ...

Author: Eddie Karl Baumann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876791

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The goal of many evangelical educators is to facilitate biblical thinking and the worldview transformation of their students. Yet, aside from upholding a set of moral behaviors or maintaining positions on issues perceived to be "Christian," the goals and aspirations of most evangelical young people differ little from their unbelieving peers. As George Barna has noted, "We have a generation coming up that . . . isn't looking at Christianity to answer spiritual concerns . . . We either change or we lose them." Worldview as Worship contends that the approach taken by most evangelical educators to the issue of worldview transformation has neglected to address two fundamental components of worldviews. First, that our initial worldviews are not philosophical systems but rather faith dispositions and that worldview transformation cannot simply present the biblical worldview as a more rational or logical system, but must address issues of the heart as well as the mind. Second, unlike philosophies that are individual, worldviews are communal and are learned and transformed within the context of community practice. Appealing to Paul's teaching in Romans 12:1-2, Worldview as Worship approaches the "renewing of your mind" as the result of the believer's presentation of themselves as a "holy sacrifice . . . which is your spiritual service of worship." The book advocates an approach to worldview transformation that focuses on believers as apprentices rather than simply as students--an approach that holds true to the biblical model of discipleship. As a result, worldview transformation works best when the application of faith to the issues of learning and life are modeled by the faith community and where students are given the opportunity to put faith into practice.
2011-08-01 By Eddie Karl Baumann

Life in schools: An introduction to critical pedagogy in the foundations of
education. Toronto, ON: Irwin. Noddings, N. ... Recovering the lost tools of
learning: An approach to distinctively Christian education. Wheaton, IL: Crossway
Books. six ...

Author: Dr. Ken Badley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893530

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Metaphors We Teach By helps teachers reflect on how the metaphors they use to think about education shape what happens in their classrooms and in their schools. Teaching and learning will differ in classrooms whose teachers think of students as plants to be nurtured from those who consider them as clay to be molded. Students will be assessed differently if teachers think of assessment as a blessing and as justice instead of as measurement. This volume examines dozens of such metaphors related to teaching and teachers, learning and learners, curriculum, assessment, gender, and matters of spirituality and faith. The book challenges teachers to embrace metaphors that fit their worldview and will improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.
2012-06-01 By Dr. Ken Badley

The Cultural Blindness of Christian Education Ronald E. Hoch, David P. Smith.
Presbyterian & Reformed, 1973. ———. ... Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning
: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1991.

Author: Ronald E. Hoch

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876074

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Is much of Christian education in America distinctly Christian? Ron Hoch and David Smith say, "No." Instead it is guilty of having adopted an ideology and methodology that strips it of the right to call itself Christian and the ability to fulfill a truly Christian mission. The authors claim that the fundamentally humanistic ideology of the West conditions and controls much of what is labeled "Christian" education. By talking about the need to integrate faith and learning, focusing on teaching methodology, and operating schools in virtually the same way as government-run schools, many Christian academics betray captivity to the dogma that humans are the measure of all things and need to do what God has already done. As a result, much of what controls the conversation and practices in Christian academia echoes the humanistic arrogance of the West, and offers no substantive alternative to it. In Old School, New Clothes, Hoch and Smith issue a call for Christian academics to own up to their own confession--that all reality was created and integrated by God, damaged by sin, and has already been reintegrated in and by Jesus. Thus the emphasis in Christian education ought not to be what Christian educators are doing to redeem the culture, but on what God is bringing to the Church in order to redeem sinners. Only by recognizing that all human knowledge claims in every sphere are inherently theological and that God is truly seen in and experienced through knowledge of all things, will a distinctly Christian education be forged. Christian education must primarily emphasize the reintegration or redemption of teachers brought through right knowledge of Jesus that comes through every subject discipline and expressed in a life balanced on Sabbath, work, and family.
2011-09-09 By Ronald E. Hoch

( For a thor - ough understanding of classical Christian education we recommend
reading Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning or The Case for Classical
Christian Education , both by Douglas Wilson . ) The basic goals of reading in the

Author: Leslie and Carey Anne Bustard

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 1932168702


Page: 86

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Knight, George R. Philosophy and Education: An Introduction in Christian
Perspective. Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews ... Recovering the Lost Tools of
Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education. Wheaton, Ill.:
Crossway, 1991.

Author: Charles Colson

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414322429

Category: Religion

Page: 592

View: 372

2000 Gold Medallion Award winner! Christianity is more than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is also a worldview that not only answers life's basic questions—Where did we come from, and who are we? What has gone wrong with the world? What can we do to fix it?—but also shows us how we should live as a result of those answers. How Now Shall We Live? gives Christians the understanding, the confidence, and the tools to confront the world's bankrupt worldviews and to restore and redeem every aspect of contemporary culture: family, education, ethics, work, law, politics, science, art, music. This book will change every Christian who reads it. It will change the church in the new millennium.
2011-07-14 By Charles Colson

( For a thorough understanding of classical Christian education a reading of
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson is highly
recommended . ) The basic goals of reading in the grammar stage are as follows
: Such writing ...

Author: Laurie Detweiler

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 1930710755

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1991. Wimber,
John. A Brief Sketch of Signs and Wonders through the Church Age. Placentia,
CA: Vineyard, 1984. Wise, John. The Nature of the Liberal Arts. Milwaukee: Bruce
, ...

Author: Rick M. Nañez

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310862116

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Do you sometimes feel you have to check your intellect at the church door, leaving reason behind to embrace the Christian faith? Do you hunger for a “full gospel” that includes the mind as well as heart and Spirit? Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? challenges charismatic and Pentecostal believers to discover the power of a well-maintained mind—a mind on fire—to match a heart on fire and to create a life that operates within the full counsel of God . Nañez shows how human reason helps us understand and interpret God’s Word as well as defend the gospel. He shows what the Bible teaches about the mind, and explores the backgrounds of nineteenth-century and modern culture, anti-intellectualism, Pentecostal history and beliefs, and popular misconceptions about human intellect in relation to the Christian faith. Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? helps men and women practice a Christian faith that reflects the whole person and the full gospel. “Rick Nañez calls Pentecostals and charismatics to seek a balance between mind and Spirit. This book will stir you to seek all that God has for you.” —From the Foreword by Stanley M. Horton, PhD
2010-02-23 By Rick M. Nañez

... be teaching children in the grammar stage , generally understood to be during
the elementary years in classical education . ( For a thorough understanding of
classical Christian education , a reading of Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

Author: Emily Fischer

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 1930710798

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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2004 By Emily Fischer

Dismayed at the state of contemporary education , Wilson promised his wife that
when their daughter was ready for ... Its title pays homage to Sayers ' essay ,
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning : An Approach To Distinctively Christian ...

Author: Gene Edward Veith (Jr.)


ISBN: UVA:X030011049

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America examines the decline of American education and offers a solution. It is not more spending or a new and innovative program. Rather the solution, according to authors Gene Edward Veith, Jr. and Andrew Kern, is classical education. “America education cannot improve until we have a new theory of education. Fortunately, one exists,” Veith and Kern write. “An increasing number of schools and educators are returning to an approach to education that is the bedrock of Western culture: classical education.” Veith and Kern examine contemporary education theories that have failed during the 20th century. Among them are modernism, postmodernism, and multiculturalism. They in turn produced Whole Language, Goals 2000, School-to-Work, critical thinking and technology in the classroom. It is clear that these approaches are not working. In Classical Education, the authors examine six different approaches elementary and secondary schools use to tie the “3 Rs” to the moral and civic education of the Western tradition. They include Christian Classicism, which is advocated by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools; Democratic Classicism, which has been adopted by over 100 public schools; Moral Classicism, which is based on the idea that education is a path to virtue; and Liberating Classicism, Marva Collins' program for minority children in poor neighborhoods that emphasizes phonics and character education. This revised and updated edition includes new chapters on classical education in Catholic schools and in the homeschooling movement. Veith and Kern also review the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S. that teach Western tradition and they provide a directory listing of organizations that work for a return to classical education.

In Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning : An Approach to Distinctively Christian
Education ( Crossway ) ( $ 13.49 ] , Douglas Wilson discusses various
approaches to education , but ultimately promotes a classical form of education
based on ...

Author: Cathy Duffy


ISBN: 0929320107

Category: Christian education

Page: 400

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1997-11 By Cathy Duffy

Author: George Brown (Jr.)

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106012056518

Category: Reference

Page: 325

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A guide to the major literature including multidisciplinary, interfaith, and international materials and featuring some 1,200 books and articles.

Douglas Wilson , Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning : An Approach to
Distinctively Christian Education ( Wheaton , IL : Crossway , 1991 ) 48 . 18 . Deut
. 6 : 6 – 7 . 19 . Deut . 7 : 8 – 9 . 20 . Heb . 10 : 16 ; Jer . 31 : 33 . 21 . Deut . 6 : 10 –
12 .

Author: Marshall Foster


ISBN: 1575731320

Category: Home schooling

Page: 342

View: 737

1997 By Marshall Foster

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