Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education

Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education

by Grace Llewellyn
     
 

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An estimated 700,000 American children are now taught at home. This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a "real life." Young people can reclaim their natural ability to teach themselves and design a personalized education program. Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discovering the learning

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An estimated 700,000 American children are now taught at home. This book tells teens how to take control of their lives and get a "real life." Young people can reclaim their natural ability to teach themselves and design a personalized education program. Grace Llewellyn explains the entire process, from making the decision to quit school, to discovering the learning opportunities available.

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VOYA - Cindy Lombardo
Llewellyn's first edition (Lowry House, 1991/VOYA April 1992) was an eye-opening and thought-provoking diatribe about the evils of formal education and the advantages of "unschooling"-a term preferable to "quitting school" or "homeschooling." The first book, written specifically for teens, to tackle the full range of issues associated with the movement away from the classroom and into the real world, it rapidly gained a wide and enthusiastic following among homeschoolers as well as autodidact wannabes. This second edition (updated to include an international component) continues the crusade to open the floodgates of independent learning and encourages young adults to determine for themselves how best to satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Quoting liberally from John Holt's books as well as students and parents who have opted out of the formal education system, Llewellyn offers a step-by-step approach that could serve as a lifeline for those interested in unschooling but uncertain of where to begin. Informative and entertaining chapters include material on legal issues, how to find inexpensive and creative ways to incorporate learning with daily life, the use of volunteerism and travel as educational experiences, and the receptivity to unschooling in other countries. A wealth of resources offer additional reading suggestions, Web sites, addresses, phone numbers, and an eclectic bibliography. Examples of real kids who left school, developed and implemented their own plans for learning, and became successful and happy in a wide variety of fields should dispel notions that only a formal college degree can guarantee financial security. Young adults will appreciate the tone of the book, which has the flavor of getting the straight scoop from a rebellious older sister or favorite aunt. In the words of one young patron, "this book is awesome!" Why not donate a copy to your local junior high and high school libraries? Index. Biblio. Source Notes. Appendix. VOYA Codes: 4Q 4P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, Broad general YA appeal, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962959172
Publisher:
Lowry House Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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