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Books and Such...

Educational Tech

Education in America

This is the tricky part!

A lot of curriculum out there is written from a Christian perspective, and yet it leaves no time for students to respond to God. What we really need is to have much more flexibility than most programs allow us to have. There has to be room for impromptu discussions, the pursuit of answers to questions not in the text, and for experiences that may take us away from the curriculum.

The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:11-13)

The path that God has for each one of us is varied and full of twists and turns. He is our one Master, so the resources we use ought to provide more in the way of support than leadership. The time may come when specific program or school is where God's path leads us. However, that is up to God and the student involved.


In "Books And Such..." I've compiled some short lists of resources that are more supportive of a mentor and student following God. These are primarily references and activity books that we can turn to when students pose a question or mentors see readiness for a particular topic or concept. In other words, there are no texts with comprehension questions designed for the input of data on these lists. Instead, there are suggestions that promote exploration and discovery. These lists are not exhaustive - they offer examples or types of resources. You may find something similar that you'd prefer to use.


"Educational Tech" is a listing of audio and e-book resources as well as online courses. Some are FREE while others require purchase or a subscription. But these are all options that allow you and your student to pursue interests and learn in a self-directed way. Be sure and research the details of any class you order - they may or may not be Bible-based.


In "Education in America," you will find a listing of books and links that reveal the motivation, purpose, and consequences of systematic modern schooling. Some are the very words of those who had a hand in creating it. If you have the time, these are extremely insightful and are likely to cure you of any unhealthy dependence you have on school programs.