|The Conservatory by Frances Jones Bannerman |
"The ability to learn on one's own is normally the result of a good education, and not normally the cause of it. Jesus teaches us that a "disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master" (Mt. 10:24).
This means that there must be consistent time set aside for instruction in the home, and the parental instructors must be prepared to provide that instruction. ...
Glibness, or an ability to "wing it" is no substitute for reading and study. And while it may be possible to "wow" the younger children, there will come a time when your older children will detect the fraud if you are not prepared. For example, in the area of literature, the students may read and enjoy books that their parents have not read, but they cannot be taught literature that their parents have not read. More than this, they cannot be taught literature that their parents have not studied."(emphases in text) ~Doug Wilson, Classical Education and the Homeschool