by Dr. Christopher Perrin
This booklet (45 pages) is an ideal and significant introduction to classical education. It traces the history of classical education and describes its modern renaissance. The book also highlights the distinctive elements of the movement including its emphasis on teaching grammar, logic and rhetoric (the Trivium), and the extraordinary achievements of students who are receiving a classical education. It explains the benefit of classical language study (Latin and Greek) and integrated learning through a study of the great books of western civilization. The booklet is written in a colloquial and informative style, with anecdotes, diagrams and charts. This book is recommended to parents just beginning their examination of classical education.
•Concise but significant introduction to classical education
•Clear definition and historical overview of classical education
•Descriptions of the modern renaissance in classical education
•Examples of student achievement around the country
•Helpful anecdotes, diagrams and charts