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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Enki Education for Homeschoolers

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

The Enki approach was developed in 1989 by Beth Sutton, M.Ed., at the
request of a group of parents.  Enki is an arts-based program.  It is also a
"contemplative" educational method that seeks human wisdom and vitality,
wherever they arise, "in all people, in all cultures, in all times."  An
approach that incorporates elements of many educational philosophies
and religions, including Waldorf, Montessori, scientific, Buddhist,
Christian, Native American, Islamic, Secular Humanist, and African.  Enki
integrates the skill mastery techniques of traditional education and the
integrated project learning of theme-based education, along with many
educational aspects of the Waldorf Inspired Programs.

Enki programs "...weave together many diverse elements in order to
support our fundamental premise: the central task of education, whether
in classroom or homeschool programs, is the integration of body, heart,
and mind within each child...  We want the child to experience himself - his
struggles, his successes, his dreams -- in every man. That's what makes
this a spiritual, yet not sectarian approach. "  

Enki Education: A New Approach to Holistic Education (Part 1) by
David Marshak

How Does Enki compare with Waldorf and Montessori approaches?

Enki for Homeschoolers -- (K - 2) currently available, teaching guides,
resource guides of stories and activities, and full (or partial) curriculum for
K - 2.

EnkiExperience -- Are you curious about what Enki Education looks like
in the home? You've come to the right place! All homeschoolers are
welcome to join us in exploring the ins and outs of fitting this wonderful
method into our lives and enriching our families.

Related Resources

The Homeschool Diner's Guide to Holistic Homeschool Approaches
"Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings, who are able
of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives."
-- Rudolf Steiner