Unschooled

Unschooled

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Item #: 052120
ISBN: 9781641600637
Grades: AD

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Unschooling is often misunderstood as “doing nothing”, but this is a misnomer. Unschooling is a method of education where children are in charge of their own educational journey. Allowing children to be in charge, does not mean children are left entirely to their own devices! This excellent book introduces self-directed learning, the research behind it, anecdotal stories, and tips to facilitate self-directed learning. The author explores the difference between modern education and learning, defines unschooling and the roots of unschooling, natural literacy, the role of technology in self-education, unschooled teens, schools and resources. 260 pgs, pb. ~Deanne

Publisher Description:

Imagining education as separate and distinct from schooling, this volume redefines learning.

Education has become synonymous with schooling, but it doesn't have to be. As schooling becomes increasingly standardized and test driven, occupying more of childhood than ever before, parents and educators are questioning the role of schooling in society. Many are now exploring and creating alternatives. In a compelling narrative that introduces historical and contemporary research on self-directed education, Unschooled also spotlights how a diverse group of individuals and organizations are evolving an old schooling model of education. These innovators challenge the myth that children need to be taught in order to learn. They are parents who saw firsthand how schooling can dull children's natural curiosity and exuberance and others who decided early on to enable their children to learn without school. Educators who left public school classrooms discuss launching self-directed learning centers to allow young people's innate learning instincts to flourish, and entrepreneurs explore their disillusionment with the teach-and-test approach of traditional schooling.

Primary Subject
Home School Helps
Grade
AD
ISBN
9781641600637
Author
Kerry McDonald
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Chicago Review Press
Weight
0.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 6.0" x 0.62"
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Started reading a copy I had checked out from the library, and I could tell I was going to really like it. I decided to purchase my own before I read more of it, so that I could highlight as I read.
Kimberly J on Jul 3, 2020
Started reading a copy I had checked out from the library, and I could tell I was going to really like it. I decided to purchase my own before I read more of it, so that I could highlight as I read.
Kimberly J on Jul 3, 2020
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