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Unschooled

Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom
Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
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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.

©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Essential info about how children learn

This has everything one needs to know about natural learning, unschooling, and self directed education. It’s a good book to recommend to others who are interested in this topic.

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Phenomenal

Articulate and impactful. To the heart of the matter. A gift to encounter this book.

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