I also loved this post of Nebby’s. Great food for thought, however religious, or not, you are.

Letters from Nebby

Dear Reader,

As I have been working through my series on different approaches to homeschool, I have come across a couple of methods which distinguish the methods and goals used in educating girls from those used with boys. These are Christian approaches which see the role of women as different from that of men and therefore gear their education differently to prepare their daughters for those different roles. I have commented on this issue in passing in some of those earlier posts, but I wanted to give it a more full treatment in a post of its own.

So the question before us is: Should girls be educated differently than boys and if so, how?

For those who say yes, there should be a difference, the usual answer is that girls need more home ec and less academics. Here are some samples:

Trivium  Pursuit says that,

“A complete education should prepare…

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About homeschoolingpenny

Hi and welcome! My name is Penny and I used to live in Bahrain but In November 2012 moved to Dubai and now we live in Granada, Spain! If you want to contact me my email is pjmontford@hotmail.com. I recommend you start my blog on 'Day 1' but please enjoy whatever you dip into. 23 February 2012 marked the first day of no more school FOREVER for my two kids. Edward, who is nearly 10 had attended a variety of schools since he was very little. Petra, who is now 6, has never gone to school. On this date we decided Edward was never going back to school and Petra never would go to school. We hope to successfully homeschool from this day forward, although we would consider an alternative school as an option- if there was some amazing Sudbury or other really alternative school. Actually, I prefer the term 'home learning' than 'homeschool' because I don't like to think of school coming into our home. In fact, I hope to go further and guide/learn alongside, rather than teach, my kids using the 'unschooling' philosophy to instill a lifelong love of learning in them. We lived in the Middle East and now Spain all of which are very challenging places to home educate. This is an exciting journey that I used to blog about regularly, at first it was on an almost daily basis. Please join me on our travels and I hope we might be able to help each other out along the way. I certainly hope I can be a source of support and comfort and, in time, knowledge to all potential/presently participating homeschoolers/home educators/unschoolers. Good luck to us all! If you want to read about why I started home educating, why I pulled my son out of a 'very good' private school mid-term, how I felt at the very start and how my philosophy has evolved, please start from 'Day 1' of the blog. Please do post comments at the end of any days that you read. Your opinion is valuable and it's great to start up debate amongst other people commenting too, however old the post. Thank you for visiting homeschoolingmiddleeast.
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