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Customers sometimes ask us why our home school textbooks, written by a home school author, are different from other publishers.
To understand the differences, we must first explain the difference in publishers. Publishers would not exist if there were not a need or desire for their products. For instance, public K-12 schools want textbooks prepared for public school students that contain their ideologies and are taught by like-minded teachers giving a lecture or presentation to a classroom full of same-aged students. Thus, because there are many public schools, there are also many public school publishers.
To accomplish the goals and desires of their market, each publisher should then select specific authors with the ideologies and setting experience to write their textbooks. Then the skills of the authors, their ideology of approach, and their setting experience should make the difference to the educational success of that textbook.
However, the majority of textbooks publishers in today’s market prepare textbooks for public, private school, or coop settings using college professors, writers with no teaching experience, writer's without college degrees, or teachers writing from public school, private school, or coop experience. They also test their products in these settings and not in the home school. Home school, however, is not a public school, private school, or coop classroom with one, nonrelated teacher and many nonrelated students.
A home school mother has a very special love and understanding for her children because she is related to them. She is also responsible for her children learning five or more subjects per year over a span of thirteen years per student. This creates a need for a different type of textbook than those prepared for the public school, private school, or coop classroom. Because the home school setting, relationships, needs, desires, and ideology are distinctly different, our textbooks are prepared differently.
If we simply told you what our textbooks contain, you would not understand the contrast and benefit they present to your student. Therefore, below we present some, but not all, of the factual and irrefutable differences.
Most institutional textbooks
- are only concerned with teaching school subjects to students.
- require an additional licensed or expert teacher to fill-in the teaching that is not in the textbook.
- teach with no methodology.
- are created to impress regardless of what is learned.
- are built upon evolutionary concepts.
- may teach satanic ideas.
- may promote wordly ideas.
Many institutional textbooks are not concerned with
- discovering God.
- developing Godliness.
- Biblical principles application.
We know that a Christian Home School is a total immersion lifestyle and an education calling.
That is why
- our textbooks not only focus on teaching school subjects by developing a child’s mind and talents, but are concerned with a child’s emotional and social development in relation to other individuals of diverse ages.
- our textbooks do not require a licensed or expert teacher to fill-in the teaching that is not in the textbook.
- our textbooks teach with an understandable methodology.
- our textbooks focus on mastering each year.
- our textbooks do not contain or promote sin.
- our textbooks teach against sin.
- our textbooks teach Biblical truth and a Biblical world view in every subject.
- our textbooks help a child to be a value-inputting individual in society.
- our textbooks develop individuals to be able to bring healthy, righteous Biblical truth to the world.
- our textbooks teach social skills based on Biblical principles.
For all of these reasons and more, our home school textbooks are developed and written by a college degreed, experienced home school teacher because…
- a college professor cannot write an effective textbook for a K-12 class he/she has never taught.
- a public school or private school teacher cannot write an effective textbook for a classroom, such as home school, in which he/she has never taught.
- an author cannot write an effective textbook who has never taught the subject of the textbook.
- textbooks prepared for a public school, private school, or coop classroom full of students are not truly effective in the home school environment.