Book Reviews of A Field Guide to Home Schooling: A Practical Guide for Parents

A Field Guide to Home Schooling:  A Practical Guide for Parents
A Field Guide to Home Schooling A Practical Guide for Parents
Author: Christine M. Field
ISBN-13: 9780800756536
ISBN-10: 0800756533
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 269
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Revell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Good overview, it is Christian-based, but still helpful for secular homeschoolers.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you are homeschooling for religious reasons and are christian. this would be a good book for you. If not there are wayyyy better books out there.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very informative and helpful book for those considering homeschooling or have just begun their homeschool journey. It covers a wide array of topics to help educate the parent who wishes to teach their child(ren) on the topic of homeschooling.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book gives a good overview of home schooling. However, it is very religious focused and if that is one of your primary reasons for seeking homeschooling, this would be reassuring but if it is not, it may come across as preachy. I particularly enjoyed that she broke down the different schools of through on education and felt that that chapter could have been made even longer. I liked that she quoted studies to back up some of her assertions but felt that not enough info was given about the studies without me seeking the information elsewhere. For instance, stating a study found that homeschoolers had fewer problem behaviors than their counterparts in public school is fine but if the study was only five students, that looks a lot different than a study that was 4000 students and without that key piece of information, the reader can not judge if the study is significant or not. The book also gives a lot of resources on where to seek additional information which is very helpful. Overall, I am glad I read the book and it will help me to decide if home schooling is right for my family.
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I went half way through this book and decided that I was incapable of teaching my own children.