President of NHERI speaking this month

Dr. Brian Ray will be speaking here in St. Louis.  Dr. Brian Ray comes to St. Louis so rarely, and is always a delight and a breath of fresh air regarding education and homeschooling. A real treat to listen to. The event is free to the public.
For those who may not know, Dr. Ray has been critically reviewing research in the area of home education for about 32 years. He is the founding editor of Home School Researcher, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal on home education; has published numerous articles on home education in professional journals (e.g., Peabody Journal of EducationEducational Leadership), Christianity Today, and The Old Schoolhouse magazine; has been interviewed by numerous radio, print, and television media, including two appearances on the “NBC Today Show” with presidents of the National Education Association; is a former professor of education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; is a former classroom teacher in private and public schools; is an outstanding researcher, and takes a logical and friendly approach to home education. His Ph.D. is in science education from Oregon State University. His newest books are Home Educated and Now Adults and Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling (available online www.nheri.org). Dr. and Mrs. Ray have/are homeschooling their eight children (and they have eight grandchildren), and live on a small farm in western Oregon.
The Indoctrination Rip Current That the Christian and Libertarian Communities Largely Ignore, and How Homeschooling is a Genuine Solution Research Findings on Home-Based Education
Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
President of the National Home Education Research Institute and Homeschooling Father of Eight Children
Date: January 28, 2016  7:00P.M. – 9:00P.M. (doors open 6:45pm)
Place: The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO  63376   636-447-6900
(near intersection of I-70 and Highway 370, www.thefamilyvision.org/)
Contact Person(s):
Lisa —  lisa.naeger@me.com or The Family Vision 636-447-6900
Dr. Brian Ray – at NHERI, mail@nheri.org or 503-364-1490
Free Admission; a freewill offering for the nonprofit National Home Education Research Institute will be taken up. Books, reports, & videos on sale.
Dr. Ray’s message will challenge and educate those who wonder, “Why are things not changing? For the family? For Christian thinking in the U.S. and other countries?” He will also encourage those who are new or experienced homeschoolers. Dr. Ray will present the results of the latest research on home education.
Dr. Ray will help you consider the answers to questions such as the following?

  • Why are so many Americans still thinking like socialists, pagans, and statists?
  • What is the purpose and effect of public/state schooling?
  • How will the homeschooled succeed – or fail – in the “real world” of adulthood”?
  • What are the findings of the Gen2 Survey (Generation 2, Millennials)?

Bring the curious, the critic, your friend, your pastor/elders, and your children’s grandparents.
Dr. Ray will have some solid books and reports on homeschooling and child training for sale.
If you have an interest in or concern about the “outcomes of home education,” think that homeschooling is bad for society (or good for society), or you are a veteran homeschooler who just needs a little morale boost, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Good books and other relevant resources on child training and homeschooling will be available.
National Home Education Research Institute
Salem OR 97309   503/3641490  free research news — www.nheri.org/connect.html    mail@nheri.org

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you.

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