School is one option for education; homeschooling is the second, and unschooling is the third.
Many parents are frustrated by the school system, perhaps because of bullying, crowded classrooms, and outdated, dull, online courses. Disengaged learners that have no say in their coerced curriculum tend to act out, tune out, or drop out. Education must change and unschooling is the fastest-growing alternative method of learning.
Two decades ago, students registered with their local school based on their house address. Now, with the internet, students are borderless. Learning can occur anywhere, anytime, anyway and from anyone—including self-taught.
Self-directing their education, unschoolers learn through:
- Video games
This book explores the path of 30 unschooled children who self-directed all or part of their education and were accepted by universities, colleges, and other postsecondary schools. Most have already graduated.
What children need most are close relationships-parents, teachers, siblings, relatives, coaches, and mentors within a wider community, not just within an institutional school. Educational content is everywhere. Caring relationships are not.
Families that embrace unschooling, do not have to choose between a quality education and a relaxed, connected family lifestyle. They can have both.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 What is Unschooling?
Chapter 1 The problem
Chapter 2 The solution
Chapter 3 What unschooling is and is not
Chapter 4 Play
Chapter 5 Free schools
Part 2 Why Unschool?
Chapter 6 History of education
Chapter 7 Academic benefits
Chapter 8 Social benefits
Chapter 9 Emotional benefits
Chapter 10 Physical benefits
Chapter 11 Societal benefits
Part 3 How to Unschool
Chapter 12 Adult
Chapter 13 Resources
Chapter 14 Unstructured time
Chapter 15 Assessment
Part 4 Unschooling and Child Development
Chapter 16 Brain basics
Chapter 17 Babies, toddlers and preschoolers Ages 0-5
Chapter 18 Elementary years Ages 6-11
Chapter 19 Junior high years Ages 12-14
Chapter 20 High school years Ages 15-18
Chapter 21 Post-secondary years Ages 19-25