Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 16, 1993 - Education - 264 pages
An honest, perceptive discussion of children, education, and our common life as a nation by the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars. A high school English teacher, Guterson and his wife educate their own children at home. “A literate primer for anyone who wants to know more about alternatives to the schools” (Kirkus Reviews). Index.

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FAMILY MATTERS: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense

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A wide-ranging look at the benefits of parents educating their children at home. Guterson (The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind, 1989) teaches English in a Washington State high school, but he ... Read full review

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If you read Snow Falling on Cedars, you may recall how fun Guterson is to read. His prose is quirky, though not ever clumsy. In this non-fiction book, he informs, educates, inspires, and entertains ... Read full review


1 Teacher Parent
2 What About Democracy?
3 Homeschoolers Among Others
4 My Father Comes to Class
5 School Home and History
6 Abiding Questions
7 The Matter of Money
8 Before Schools
9 What Weve Learned About How We Learn
A Proposal
11 A Lifes Work
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David Guterson was born in Seattle and later graduated from the University of Washington. Before becoming a full-time writer, Guterson was a high school English teacher and a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine. Guterson has published The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind, a collection of short stories, and Family Matters: Why Home Schooling Makes Sense, a nonfiction book. Snow Falling on Cedars is Guterson's most famous work; it has won the Pen/Faulkner Award and was an American Booksellers Book of the Year Nominee.

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