The Question: Teaching Your Child the Essentials of a Classical Education is the sequel to Leigh Bortins’ 2010 book, The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of a Classical Education. In this second book on classical education, Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, explains how to foster an inquisitive spirit and challenge students with rigorous academics in the middle and early high school years. What The Core did for the grammar school stage of learning, The Question does for the dialectic stage, guiding parents through the essential questions that move students from consumers of information to analytical thinkers who engage actively with the world.
The Question is about restoring a model of education that teaches the whole child to embrace the tension between the relative safety and ease of youth and the struggles and responsibilities of adulthood. Its first few chapters provide an overview of the classical model and a historical survey of the dialectical arts. The remainder of The Question provides both inspiration and specific goals that encourage parents to walk with their children through an engaging and challenging study of core subjects.
Leigh A. Bortins is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Classical Conversations, Inc. She hosts a weekly radio program, Leigh! for Lunch, and lectures widely about the importance of home education at nationwide conferences and seminars.
To learn more about Classical Conversations visit www.classicalconversations.com.