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The Best Fit: Cathy Duffy Explains Curriculum Choice

Vol. 103, Prg. 31–35
April 4–8, 2011

How do you choose a curriculum that fits with your teaching style, your child’s learning style and your family’s needs? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! On this week’s edition of Home School Heartbeat, Mike Farris and Cathy Duffy discuss how to weigh all the considerations and make the right curriculum decision.

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Start Next School Year Off Right
Teaching in Style
Curriculum Conundrums
Covering All the Bases
A Myriad of Factors, a Myriad of Options

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Cathy Duffy
Cathy Duffy is best known as a curriculum specialist. She has been researching curriculum and methodology for all subjects and all grade levels for more than 28 years. Her latest book narrows her recommendations down to the Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum (published by B&H Publishing Group in February 2005). Cathy also publishes her reviews on her website: www.CathyDuffyReviews.com.

Cathy began educating her three sons at home in 1982 and continued all the way through high school. All three completed their studies at home and have gone on to college, careers, and marriage. In addition to teaching her own sons, Cathy has taught numerous group classes for home educated students and church groups. Her extensive research and experience has made Cathy a popular speaker at home education conferences around the world as well as a leader in the home education movement.

In addition, Cathy has taken a broader interest in educational issues, authoring the book Government Nannies: The Cradle-to-Grave Agenda of Goals 2000 and Outcome-Based Education to address problems with the direction of “educational reform.” Concerns about government schooling prompted Cathy to get involved with the Children’s Scholarship Fund in 1998, piloting a $15 million scholarship program in Los Angeles. That program helped children from low income families attend private and home schools. Articles authored by Cathy Duffy on a wide range of topics have appeared in The Teaching Home, Practical Homeschooling, Homeschooling Today, Christian Retailing, The Parent Educator, ParentLife, Family Resources, The Canadian Home Educator, The Christian Conscience, Homefires, Christian Home Education News, Ideas on Liberty, and many other publications.

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