Kingdom of Children

Culture and Controversy in the Homeschooling Movement

Author: Mitchell Stevens

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824809

Category: Education

Page: 256

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More than one million American children are schooled by their parents. As their ranks grow, home schoolers are making headlines by winning national spelling bees and excelling at elite universities. The few studies conducted suggest that homeschooled children are academically successful and remarkably well socialized. Yet we still know little about this alternative to one of society's most fundamental institutions. Beyond a vague notion of children reading around the kitchen table, we don't know what home schooling looks like from the inside. Sociologist Mitchell Stevens goes behind the scenes of the homeschool movement and into the homes and meetings of home schoolers. What he finds are two very different kinds of home education--one rooted in the liberal alternative school movement of the 1960s and 1970s and one stemming from the Christian day school movement of the same era. Stevens explains how this dual history shapes the meaning and practice of home schooling today. In the process, he introduces us to an unlikely mix of parents (including fundamentalist Protestants, pagans, naturalists, and educational radicals) and notes the core values on which they agree: the sanctity of childhood and the primacy of family in the face of a highly competitive, bureaucratized society. Kingdom of Children aptly places home schoolers within longer traditions of American social activism. It reveals that home schooling is not a random collection of individuals but an elaborate social movement with its own celebrities, networks, and characteristic lifeways. Stevens shows how home schoolers have built their philosophical and religious convictions into the practical structure of the cause, and documents the political consequences of their success at doing so. Ultimately, the history of home schooling serves as a parable about the organizational strategies of the progressive left and the religious right since the 1960s.Kingdom of Children shows what happens when progressive ideals meet conventional politics, demonstrates the extraordinary political capacity of conservative Protestantism, and explains the subtle ways in which cultural sensibility shapes social movement outcomes more generally.
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The Kingdom of Childhood

Seven Lectures and Answers to Questions Given in Torquay, August 12-20, 1924

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780880104029

Category: Education

Page: 155

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These talks are perhaps the best introduction to Steiner's ideas on Waldorf education. Given to a small group on his last visit to England in 1924, Steiner shows the need for teachers to develop themselves by transforming their natural gifts, and how teachers can use humor to keep their teaching lively and imaginative. Above all, he stresses the grave importance of doing everything with the awareness that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the physical worlds.
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The Kingdom of Childhood

Author: Rebecca Coleman

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 077831278X

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 9272

Thrown together to organize a fund-raiser for their private school, teacher Judy McFarland and student Zach Patterson, bonded by loneliness, embark on an affair that corrupts them both as the lines between adult and child are blurred.
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Write These Laws on Your Children

Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling

Author: Robert Kunzman

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807032916

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Explores the elusive world of six conservative Christian homeschooling families from across the country to show what their homeschooling experience looks like, what their political and religious beliefs are, and what the kids learn about democratic citizenship and engaging with people with different beliefs.
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Return to the Kingdom of Childhood

Re-envisioning the Legacy and Philosophical Relevance of Negritude

Author: Cheikh Thiam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814252956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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Return to the Kingdom of Childhood: Re-envisioning the Legacy and Philosophical Relevance of Negritude examines the philosophy of Negritude through an innovative analysis of L�opold S�dar Senghor’s oeuvre. In the first book-length study of Senghorian philosophy, Cheikh Thiam argues that Senghor’s work expresses an Afri-centered conception of the human while simultaneously offering a critique of the Western universalization of "man.” Senghor’s corrective, descriptive, and prescriptive theory of humanness is developed through a conception of race as a cultural manifestation of being. Thiam contends that Senghor’s conception of race entails an innovative Afri-centered epistemology and ontology. For Senghor, races are the effects of particular groups’ relations to the world. The so-called "Negroes,” for example, are determined by their epistemology based on their fluid understanding of the ontological manifestations of being. The examination of this ontology and its ensuing epistemology, which is constitutive of the foundation of Senghor’s entire oeuvre, indicates that Negritude is a postcolonial philosophy that stands on its own. The hermeneutics of Senghor’s race theory show that the Senegalese thinker’s pioneering postcolonial philosophy remains relevant in the postcolonial era. In fact, it questions and expands the works of major contemporary African-descended scholars such as Paul Gilroy, Edouard Glissant, and Molefi Asante. Thiam’s approach is thoroughly interdisciplinary, combining perspectives from philosophy, literary analysis, anthropology, and postcolonial, African, and cultural studies.
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Kingdom of the Lizards

Author: Katrina Kusa

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480843695

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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When we grow up, we leave the world of magical creatures and mystical places behind. But when youre young, magic is all around you. Whether its a special book, a tiny crown, or even the creatures in your favorite garden, magic and friendship can help you do anything. Clara finds magic everywhere she looks, including the little lizard friends that she reads to whenever she can. When her friends are in trouble, she learns that love and kindness are much stronger than hate and heartlessness. Clara learns that by working together, and having the support of her friends and family, she can make any wish come true. She can even turn a selfish bully into a sweet and gentle friend, ready to follow her on her next adventure. Whether youre young, or young at heart, still dreaming of your magical world, Kingdom of the Lizards will transport you to the wonderful days where you can relive your magic again and again.
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Children of the Kingdom

A Baha'i Approach to Spiritual Parenting

Author: Daun E. Miller

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847759

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 249

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A practical guide for successful and spiritual parenting based on the love of God, the love of family and the love of children. Spiritually bases answers that convey a practical approach to educating children in a loving and supportive manner, with spiritual principles, virtues, and character development serving as the foundation for their learning and growth. Written in chronological order so that busy parents can find what they need quickly and easily, the book designates each age group as an important stage in a child's life and one that demands specific action on the part of parents. Using the Bahai writings, as well as personal experience, the author demonstrates that there is an alternative to the chaos and confusion that many parents see engulfing the world.
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Tales of the Kingdom

30th Anniversary Edition

Author: David R. Mains,Karen Burton Mains,Zhivko Zhelev,J. M. Vergara,George Koch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942364009

Category:

Page: N.A

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Twelve stories centering on the adventures of two orphaned brothers who escape a pollutedcity ruled by an evil enchanter to seek their exiled king in Great Park - the place where trees grow.
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Raising Kingdom Kids

Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 158997784X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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Evans equips parents to raise their children with a Kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture. He begins with an overarching look at the need for Kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children, and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. He then provides specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God's Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patience, the surrender of service, and much more.
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Handbook of Children's Rights

Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Martin D. Ruck,Michele Peterson-Badali,Michael Freeman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766003X

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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While the notion of young people as individuals worthy or capable of having rights is of relatively recent origin, over the past several decades there has been a substantial increase in both social and political commitment to children’s rights as well as a tendency to grant young people some of the rights that were typically accorded only to adults. In addition, there has been a noticeable shift in orientation from a focus on children’s protection and provision to an emphasis on children’s participation and self-determination. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, the Handbook of Children’s Rights brings together research, theory, and practice from diverse perspectives on children’s rights. This volume constitutes a comprehensive treatment of critical perspectives concerning children’s rights in their various forms. Its contributions address some of the major scholarly tensions and policy debates comprising the current discourse on children’s rights, including the best interests of the child, evolving capacities of the child, states’ rights versus children’s rights, rights of children versus parental or family rights, children as citizens, children’s rights versus children’s responsibilities, and balancing protection and participation. In addition to its multidisciplinary focus, the handbook includes perspectives from social science domains in which children’s rights scholarship has evolved largely independently due to distinct and seemingly competing assumptions and disciplinary approaches (e.g., childhood studies, developmental psychology, sociology of childhood, anthropology, and political science). The handbook also brings together diverse methodological approaches to the study of children’s rights, including both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, and policy analysis. This comprehensive, cosmopolitan, and timely volume serves as an important reference for both scholarly and policy-driven interest in the voices and perspectives of children and youth.
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The Ministry of Children's Education

Foundations, Contexts, and Practices

Author: Margaret A. Krych

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress

ISBN: 9780800636364

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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This highly anticipated resource establishes the importance of children's education to the life of today's faith communities. A very readable textbook, "The Ministry of Children's Education presents foundations for education in the faith, explores contexts in which contemporary faith is nurtured, and suggests practical helps for creating programs that work in congregations.
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