Homeschooling for Excellence by David ColfaxHomeschooling for Excellence by David Colfax

Homeschooling for Excellence

byDavid Colfax, Micki Colfax

Paperback | October 1, 1988

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THE COLFAXES DIDN'T START TEACHING THEIR BOYS AT HOME TO GET THEM INTO HARVARD - BUT THAT'S WHAT HOMESCHOOLING ACCOMPLISHED!

For over fifteen years, David and Micki Colfax educated their children at home. They don't think of themselves as pioneers, though that's what they became. Unhappy with the public schools, the Colfaxes wanted the best education possible for their four sons: a program for learning that met the evolving needs of each child and gave them complete control of how and what their children learned. The results? A prescription for excellence-Harvard educations for their sons Grant, Drew, and Reed. (Their fourth son is still too young for college.)

Now the Colfaxes tell how all parents can become involved in homeschooling. In a straight-talking book that reads like a frank conversation among friends, they tell what they did and how they did it: their educational approaches, the lessons they learned, and what materials-books, equipment, educational aids-proved most useful over the years. Best of all, they show you how you can take charge of your children's education-in an invaluable sourcebook that will help you find a rewarding and successful alternative to our failing schools.
David Colfax wrote Homeschooling for Excellence with his wife Micki.
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Title:Homeschooling for ExcellenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 1, 1988Publisher:Grand Central Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0446389862

ISBN - 13:9780446389860

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from inspirational I enjoyed reading about the challenges and triumphs of the Colfax family. This was not a how-to book, nor was it intended to be. Rather it was a refreshing look at how one family travelled along on their homeschooling journey. This book should be used as an inspirational jump start for those new to homeschooling or as reinforcing essay on the wisdom of homeschooling to long time homeschoolers. Enjoy!
Date published: 2000-09-09

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David and Micki Colfax provide a step-by-step manual for people who want to educate their children at home, written by two former educators who taught all three of their own sons at home--and saw them accepted at Harvard! An invaluable sourcebook for improving a child's education

Editorial Reviews

"THEIR EFFORTS TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL BEYOND MOST PARENTS' DREAMS....Lively and clearly written, Homeschooling for Excellence provides a step-by-step guide...and will make most parents think harder about encouraging their children's interest in learning."-Chicago Tribune