Unschooling To University: Relationships matter most in a world crammed with content (Paperback)

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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Many parents are frustrated by the school system, perhaps because of bullying, crowded classrooms, and outdated, dull, online courses.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:

  • Play
  • Projects
  • Reading
  • Volunteering
  • Video games
  • Sports
  • Mentorship
  • Travel
  • Life

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780978050993
ISBN-10: 0978050991
Publisher: Judy Arnall
Publication Date: September 21st, 2018
Pages: 386
Language: English