Our primary and secondary educational systems are controversial, to put it mildly. John Holt, Grace Llewelyn, Paulo Freire, John Taylor Gatto and others have done a fabulous job pointing out how deficient the existing systems are, as well as lighting a path forward.
One growing alternative is unschooling. Unlike the popular home-schooling stereotype of parents sharing “classroom” duties at home, unschooling is mostly student-led (and I wince using the word “student”). Explaining it in any depth is beyond the scope of these lightweight invites, so please join this call and explore with us.
With this awesome posse, let’s discuss:
- What is the range of unschooling practices? How quickly is it growing?
- How does the rest of the world respond to unschooling? Is that changing?
- What are the main benefits the Net brings unschoolers?