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Preview — Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education (Turning Point Christian Worldview Series)
Public education in America has run into hard times. Even many within the system admit that it is failing. While many factors contribute, Douglas Wilson lays much blame on the idea that education can take place in a moral vacuum. It is not possible for education to be nonreligious, deliberately excluding the basic questions about life. All education builds on the foundatio...more
This book is researched, highly readable, thorough and concise. If you want a book that deals with the crisis in education, the duty of parents to give their children distinctly Christian ed...more
Very highly recommended!!
Great book to demonstrate a mix of great rhetoric and faulty logic.
Douglas Wilson writes as one of the co-founders of a rather successful Private Christian Classical School (I am not sure if that is the proper terminology, but hopefully you get the picture). He begins by discussing the failures of American Education and then moves on to discuss the reasons for a return to cla...more
The author spends 90 pages building a strong case for a classical (3 staged) Christian Education. The author spends the first chapters, 70+ pages building the case that parents are accountable to god for their children’s education, and parents alone hold this responsibility before the Lord. Then he spends 2 meaty chapters discussing a truly Christian education rather than a “cleaned up public school with a couple of prays and a Bible...more
At this point, there are a few things that are a bit dated--it would be nice if there were a newer version with an appendix of updated information. There were a few points he made where he seemed a bit stodgy, but overall he's right on the money.
Any thinking person who has gone through our public school system should be able to see its failings. Yes, there are schools that aren't...more
All along the way Wi...more
The title of the book comes from a Dorothy Sayers essay entitled "The Lost Tools of Learning...more
Doug Wilson contends that "All the instruction received by the children should be permeated with God's Word." He adds, "...we are...more
Here is my introduction to a class review I wrote for this book.
After reading Douglas Wilson’s Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, I understand why the book has had such an impact in Christian education. Wilson d...more
We home schooled our daughter through third grade and for the very reasons he mentioned (not able to keep lace with what we knew needed to be taught) put her in a classical Christian school, she is a junior now and what she knows, how she expresses that knowledge and how she ti...more
Do read this if you're interested in classical education and need a primer on what a Christian approach to classical education s...more