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Author McDonald, Kerry, 1977- author.
Title Unschooled : raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom / Kerry McDonald ; foreword by Peter Gray, PhD.
Pub Info Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2019.
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 Brewster-Children's Coll.  PARENT/TEACHER 371.04 MCD     IN TRANSIT
 Truro-Childrens Coll.  PARENT 371.04 MCD     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Juvenile  PARENT 371.04 MCD     AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Descript xix, 266 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Non-formal education -- United States.
Home schooling -- United States.
Self-culture -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education.
Add Author Gray, Peter, writer of foreword.
Related To Online version: McDonald, Kerry, 1977- author. Unschooled First edition. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2019 9781641600644 (DLC) 2019014191
ISBN 9781641600637 (paperback)
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