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UnSchoolers Sharing the freedom

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Oct 15, 2007, 12:25pm Top

What is "unschooling"? Is it like homeschooling but with a free-form curriculum?


Oct 19, 2007, 6:52pm Top

no curriculum. It is interest led. However and whenever the child wants to learn.It's trusting children learn all the time. John Holt wrote great books on it. It's freedom,learning in the whole wide world. It's okay for a child to learn to read at 7yo. or 12yo...whenever they are ready.To really find out go to sandradodd.com

Oct 19, 2007, 7:13pm Top

Thanks! This is really interesting to me - I will definitely check out the website you mentioned!

Edited: Aug 1, 2009, 1:23pm Top

For us unschooling is a holistic approach to life with children. For us it is about unschooling myself to all that I have learnt over the years about being a parent to my sons and finding a way that respects the individulisam of my boys and ensures that they hold their power and I and my Hubby do nothing to take it way from them. If you live in the UK there is a yahoo group called UnschoolingUk that supports people on this journey.


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