Classical Christian education
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Classical Christian education is an approach to learning which emphasizes biblical teachings and incorporates a teaching model from the classical education movement known as the Trivium, consisting of three parts: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. According to Douglas Wilson, this method of instruction was developed by early Christians as part of the Seven Liberal Arts. Wilson's writings and the Logos School he founded have been cited as being influential in reviving the Trivium and fueling a modern educational movement, primarily among American Protestants.
Classical Christian education is characterized by a reliance on classical works by authors such Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, Dante, and Shakespeare, and an integration of a Christian worldview into all subjects. In addition, classical Christian education exposes students to Western Civilization's history, art and culture, teaching Latin as early as the third grade and often offering several years of Greek. Many schools have been marked by higher than average scores on standardized tests.
- An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents (2005), by Christopher Perrin
- Norms and Nobility: A Treatise on Education (1981), by David V. Hicks
- Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning (1991), by Douglas Wilson
- The Case for Classical Christian Education (2003), by Douglas Wilson
- Wisdom and Eloquence (2006), by Charles Evans and Robert Littlejohn
Support and advocacy organizations
- Association of Classical Christian Schools
- Circe Institute
- Classical Conversations
- Classical Latin School Association
- The Consortium for Classical and Lutheran Education
- Society for Classical Learning
- Wilson, Douglas (1991). Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education. Good News Publishers. ISBN 0-89107-583-6.
- Leithart, Peter J. (2008-01-29). "The New Classical Schooling". First Principles. Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
- Ledbetter, Reed Tammi (2003-03-12). "University model, classical education emerging anew as schooling alternatives". Baptist Press.
- Copeland, Libby (2001-11-27). "Higher Yearning: At Patrick Henry College, Home-Schooled Students Learn to Confront the World". The Washington Post. p. C01.
- Peterson, Patti (2008-08-24). "Veritas: School Combines Christian, Classical Education". The Virginian-Pilot.