Classical Education

For those who would like a good, solid definition of what “classical” education is, here is a free resource that does a good job.

It’s a book called An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, by Christopher A. Perrin, M.Div., Ph.D.

It’s just 48 pages, and available for download for FREE at the following link:

http://classicalsubjects.com/resources/ICE.pdf

Great quote from the book:

“At this school, we seek to read the great books, the classics. We know that there is some great contemporary literature being published and we do read a sampling of the best we can find and judge in our own culture. We lean heavily, however, to those books which have proven themselves by their beauty, profundity and shaping influence. Reading the classics also has the advantage of challenging our modern perspective, as C. S. Lewis aptly points out:
“‘It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself a new one till you have read an old one in between. If that is too much for you, you should at least read one old one for ever three new ones. Every age has its own outlook. It is especially good at seeing certain truths and especially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our period. And that means the old books.'”