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For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School

By Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, Foreword by Fiona Fletcher

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For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School

By Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, Foreword by Fiona Fletcher

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An Effective, Holistic Guide for Teaching Children in Any Educational Setting

Every parent and teacher wants to give his or her children the best education possible. They hope that the teaching they provide is a joyful adventure, a celebration of life, and preparation for living. But sadly, most education today falls short of this goal.

For the Children’s Sake imagines what education can be based on a Christian understanding of the meaning of life and what it means to be human—a child, a parent, a teacher. The central ideas have been proven over many years and in almost every kind of educational situation, including ideas that author Susan Schaeffer Macaulay and her husband, Ranald, have implemented in their own family and school experience. Includes a foreword by daughter and educator Fiona Fletcher.

  • Simple and Practical: This user-friendly guide helps educators build a stable, enriching, and intellectually stimulating environment for children and also includes a list of additional resources 
  • Immersive Teaching: Shows parents and teachers how children’s learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life
  • Proven Methodology: Used in school settings for 14 years, these easily applicable ideas will benefit parents and teachers in homeschooling, public school, or private school

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Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in Switzerland at L’Abri Fellowship, which was founded by her parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer. She and her husband, Ranald Macaulay, established and led the L’Abri branch in England for several years. She is the author of For the Family’s Sake and contributed to Books Children Love and When Children Love to Learn.

Product Details

Category: Education
Marriage & Family
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 9.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8000-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8000-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433580000
Case Quantity: 60
Published: June 28, 2022

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Is Education?
Chapter 2: “Children Are Born Persons”
Chapter 3: Authority and Freedom
Chapter 4: A New Perspective
Chapter 5: Education: A Science of Relationships
Chapter 6: The Way of the Will, Reason, and the Unity of the Whole

Resource List
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