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August 15, 2005

The Old Schoolhouse, Summer 2005

The following is a review done on behalf of Mind & Media. The copy of the book magazine I reviewed was donated by the publisher, through Mind & Media for the purpose of this review.

Well, I finally got the regular issue (as opposed to the back issues) of The Old Schoolhouse. In this issue two articles leaped out more than the rest, mainly because they were in many sections so it was more like two series of articles.

The article on international homeschool begins on page 20, but later there is a  sub-section or follow-up article on homeschooling in the UK, then another on homeschooling in Japan, then Switzerland, followed by several others that touch on homeschooling in other countries as well as tools for introducing other cultures in your homeschooling

The main article on homeschooling special needs children begins on page 96, but related articles on specific families and specific special needs are scattered throughout the magazine. There's an article highlighting the Geist family homeschooling a child with Down's Syndrome, one on the Larson family homeschooling a child with Autism. Special needs doesn't always mean learning difficulties. Sometimes it means a child with extra learning potential. So there's an article about homeschooling the gifted child, and another article about a specific child, who's enormously talented in art.

One article, which certainly deserves mentioning, although my wife insisted it had nothing to do with her when I attempted to read it, in it's entirety, to her, was titled, “God Saved the Queen”, which is for the, “whiny, spoiled woman”. My wife informed me that she is neither since she has a valid reason for everything she whines about or demands. Nevertheless, it is a really good article.

Again I am really pleased with the magazine and found it more than worth the subscription cost. (Although my wife may be having doubts now...)

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 15, 2005 03:23 PM

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