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recommended for: parents, educators, those interested in history, learning and philosophy
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Gea Gea said: "Still reading --- but so far this is a very good book that tells the historical story of how the world came into modernism (how the foundations of the modern world were established in philosophy and the physical world) and contrasts modernity with po...more "

 
For Your Own Good...
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Gea Gea said: "So far the entire first third of the book is excerpts from writings about 'parenting' from Germany around 1770-1800. Shows how horrible parents were supposed to raise their kids. I am having a hard time getting through reading all of it - not only be...more "

 
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Gea said "yes" to attending Intellect & Intelligence
date: April 03, 2009 07:00AM
location: Hilton Bellevue , Seattle, WA, The United States
description: April 3-5, 2009 Seattle, WA
Learn how nature’s plan can be preserved and developed in a child or recovered in adults.
• See the relationship between how children feel about themselves and the world and how that impacts their growth and development.
• Explore what frees or cripples children as they mature in to adults.
• What are the implications for how adults relate to children?
• Understand the difference between true learning and conditioning.
• Learn how the state of authentic play frees the b...more

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Beyond Morning Sickness by Ashli Foshee McCall
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Not just morning sickness. Did you know that there is a serious (and more common than you think) severe and dangerous illness that some pregnant women experience? This is an important book that exposes the lack of medical care and lack of understandi...more
Gea said "yes" to attending Alfie Kohn on 'Homework"
date: March 03, 2009 07:00AM
location: Mercer Island High School, 9100 SE 42nd Street, Seattle, WA, The United States
description: Kohn is a very well-known education activist that speaks to both traditional and alternative audiences (and is on the side of 'unschoolers' ).

What if homework turned out to be all pain (frustration, exhaustion, family conflict) and no gain? Alfie Kohn explores why children are forced to work a second shift in the evening despite the lack of proven benefit and what we can do about it.

Kohn (www.alfiekohn. org) is the author of eleven books on education, parenting, and human behavior, including Th...more

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Mother Outlaws by Andrea O'Reilly
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The Death of Nature by Carolyn Merchant
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In her 1980 book, The Death of Nature, Carolyn Merchant developed a feminist theory through the lens of the ecology movement. She explained how the pre-scientific world not only maintained a sense of chivalry and respect toward nature, but also assoc...more
Gea joined the group Home Schooling Moms
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"Here are a couple works I recommend on the topic. Any other suggestions?

Bobel, Chris. (2002). The paradox of natural mothering. Temple University Pres...more
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"Here are a couple that I recommend. Any other suggestions?

Bobel, Chris. (2002). "The paradox of natural mothering." Temple University Press: Philadelp...more
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A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum by William E. Doll Jr.
A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum
by William E. Doll Jr.
recommended for: parents, educators, those interested in history, learning and philosophy
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Still reading --- but so far this is a very good book that tells the historical story of how the world came into modernism (how the foundations of the modern world were established in philosophy and the physical world) and contrasts modernity with po...more
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The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank  Smith
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Frank Smith is the author of many books on education and child development. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and teaches in Canada. Smith defines two visions of learning: the ‘official’ theory (learning is work) and a ‘classic’ view (we learn...more
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377 Nature Calls — 274 members — last activity Oct 31, 2013 01:08PM
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107 The Pacific Northwest Contingent — 123 members — last activity Jun 20, 2011 06:17PM
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