For the Children’s Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School
Every parent and teacher wants to give their children the best education possible, and would like education to be a joyful adventure, as well as solid preparation for life. But sadly, most educational efforts fall far short of these lofty goals. Author Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shows it doesn’t have to be this way. Education can be a wonderful, life-enriching, joyous celebration of life.
Starting with even a Biblical view of life and the purposes for which God made it, this author shines a refreshing light on a subject dear to the heart of all parents.
What Education can be
For the Children’s Sake is a book about what education can be–for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human–to be a child, a parent, a teacher–and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical. Many of the central ideas have been tried and proven true over a century in almost every kind of educational situation. The ideas are in fact so true that they can be applied equally at home, in different schools, in Africa, in the inner city, and in your own community. But they are also ideas which Susan and her husband Ronald Macaulay have tried and proven in their own family and school experience.
For the Children’s Sake is a book which can help every parent and teacher awaken the young minds of their children and give them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.
“This book set the vision in my mind for the type of education I’d like to provide for my children — warm, intelligent, full of life. A living education full of living books, living ideas, living people!”
About the Author
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay grew up in Switzerland at L’Abri Fellowship, which was founded by her parents Francis and Edith Schaeffer. She and her husband Ranald Macaulay established and led the L’Abri branch in England for several years. She is also the author of For the Family’s Sake and contributed to Books Children Love.
Table of Contents
- What is Education?
- Children are born Persons
- Authority and Freedom
- A New Perspective
- Education: A Science of Relationships
- The Way of the Will, Reason, and the Unity of the Whole
Appendix: Parental Liberty and Education