Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling

Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling
Title Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling PDF eBook
Author Sandra Dodd
Publisher
Pages 406
Release 2019-07
Genre Education
ISBN 9781989499030

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Sandra Dodd's Big Book of Unschooling is an insightful summary of her website, with hundreds of practical ideas about how to move from schoolish thinking to living a life of natural learning and joy. Its more clearly landmarked journey flows beautifully and feels deeper; more connected and personal.

Unschooling

Unschooling
Title Unschooling PDF eBook
Author Sara McGrath
Publisher Sara McGrath
Pages 121
Release 2010-10-18
Genre Education
ISBN 1453866302

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"A practical handbook on learning without school"--Cover.

Everything Voluntary

Everything Voluntary
Title Everything Voluntary PDF eBook
Author Skyler J. Collins
Publisher Skyler J. Collins
Pages 286
Release 2012-05-07
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1477419896

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From the Introduction: The mainstream political, education, and parenting philosophies all have one thing in common: promoting the domination of one group of people over another. In politics, this is the ruling class, i.e., politicians and bureaucrats, over the ruled. In education and parenting, this is teachers or parents over their children. Someone's interest prevails over someone else's, and in these arenas, violent solutions prevail over peaceful ones. The purpose of this book is to question the “virtues” of human relations based on violent coercion, and to promote instead human relations based on mutual consent. For it is under one type or the other that human interaction in all arenas of life necessarily fall. From large-scale social organization and maintenance to the small-scale family unit, it is the position of this editor that peace and prosperity are most likely achieved through relations based on mutual consent. This book should prime the reader to develop an understanding and commitment to the political, social, and life philosophy called “voluntaryism.” Back Cover Endorsements: "A wonderful selection of first-rate essays on one of the most important principles of civilized life—cooperating with people instead of controlling, taxing, dragooning, bullying or bombing them. Bravo, Skyler Collins!" - Lawrence W. Reed, author of Striking The Root, and president of the Foundation for Economic Education. "This collection is especially valuable because it comes from the mind of someone who became convinced of the case for liberty -- and so we have here some of the most intellectually compelling literature of the modern libertarian world. The application to family life presents a serious challenge even to those who embrace political and economic liberty, but puzzle about how to apply these principles in their own life. In this, there is a collection about high thought and real action, and that's a beautiful combination." - Jeffrey Tucker, author of It's a Jetson's World and Bourbon for Breakfast, executive editor of Laissez Faire Books, and former editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. "This book contains a very useful, well-organized, and carefully selected set of essays centered around the idea of human liberty, what Hazlitt called 'cooperatism' [Foundations of Morality, p. xii] and what the editor calls 'voluntaryism.' In addition to covering the basics of politics and economics, the book contains a large number of essays devoted to education and parenting. This decision makes perfect sense, when we realize that our children and the ideas they are exposed to are the greatest hope for liberty in generations to come. I highly recommend this excellent volume, for beginners, activists, and seasoned libertarians." - Stephan Kinsella, author of Against Intellectual Property, and director of The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom.

Parental Experiences of Unschooling

Parental Experiences of Unschooling
Title Parental Experiences of Unschooling PDF eBook
Author Khara Schonfeld-Karan
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 232
Release 2022-08-15
Genre Education
ISBN 1000632490

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This volume explores unschooling as a growing phenomenon within the broader field of home education and considers the unique position of parents who engage in this self-directed form of education with their children. Drawing on an in-depth hermeneutic phenomenological study, the volume investigates the double consciousness of parents as they balance the costs/benefits of unschooling and navigate the roles of leading/following and parenting/teaching in the education and upbringing of their children. The author conceptualizes unschooling in the context of curriculum theory and situates it within the larger home education movement. By highlighting the fluctuating, (un)divided position that parents assume, the volume examines how learning and living are rendered inseparable in unschooling, thereby revealing unschoolers’ experience of a curriculum of learning-through-living. This book will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, and postgraduates working across the fields of curriculum studies, parenting and family studies, and the sociology of education.

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century

Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century
Title Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century PDF eBook
Author English, Rebecca
Publisher IGI Global
Pages 312
Release 2020-11-13
Genre Education
ISBN 1799866831

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Home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world, yet the research remains limited on why and how it has become so popular. As more and more families seek to homeschool, it is imperative that further studies are undertaken to understand how students’ lives are impacted, as well as the challenges and opportunities that arise from this method of schooling. Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century is an edited collection that focuses on the major factors behind the global rise of the home education movement and explores many of the current issues faced in relation to homeschooling. The book examines key themes that include parents’ and children’s experiences of home education, how and why families choose to home educate, and what happens to home educated children once they are finished. Including topics such as unschooling, self-directed learning, willed learning, and holistic education, this book is primarily intended for home educators, school administrators, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students.

The Unschooling Happiness Project

The Unschooling Happiness Project
Title The Unschooling Happiness Project PDF eBook
Author Sara McGrath
Publisher Sara McGrath
Pages 109
Release 2010-10-18
Genre Education
ISBN 1453857486

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Unschooling means so much more than a hands-on, child-directed, and experience-based way of learning. It doesn't describe a specific alternative to schooling. It just gets schooling out of the way so various unique dynamic personal creative ways of growing up, living, participating, and contributing to communities can develop. When I say "unschooling," I really mean living cooperatively with children. What began as a way to approach my children's learning/education has evolved into a whole lifestyle characterized by unlimited creative possibilities for our whole family. In other words, we perceive our life as a creative adventure. We're all in it together. In "The Unschooling Happiness Project," I present my family life as a creative project, share my deeper motivations behind choosing the unschooling lifestyle, and include some practicalities of daily unschooling life.

Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries
Title Homeschooling and Libraries PDF eBook
Author Vera Gubnitskaia
Publisher McFarland
Pages 287
Release 2020-04-16
Genre Education
ISBN 1476674906

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As families are looking for better ways to educate their children, more and more of them are becoming interested and engaged in alternative ways of schooling that are different, separate, or opposite of the traditional classroom. Homeschooling has become ever more creative and varied as families create custom-tailored curricula, assignments, goals, and strategies that are best for each unique child. This presents a multitude of challenges and opportunities for information institutions, including public, academic, school, and special libraries. The need for librarians to help homeschool families become information and media literate is more important than ever. This collection of essays provides a range of approaches and strategies suggested by skilled professionals as well as veteran homeschool parents on how to best serve the diverse needs and learning experiences of homeschooled youth. It includes information on needs assessments for special needs students, gifted students, and African American students; advice on how to provide support for the families of homeschoolers; case studies; and information on new technologies that could benefit libraries and the homeschooler populations that they serve.