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Natural Born Learners: Unschooling and Autonomy in Education.

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Humans are natural learners. Many of the authors in this collection of essays begin from a learner-centered, democratic perspective.
Complete list of authors include: John Taylor Gatto,Pat Farenga, Satish Kumar,Roland Meighan, Susannah Sheffer, Aaron Falbel, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Gordon Neufeld, Naomi Aldort, Wendy Priesnitz, John. L. Vitale, Jerry Mintz, David Albert,Mary
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Kindle Edition, 381 pages
Published January 10th 2014 (first published January 8th 2014)
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Lindsey Rauschenberg naylor
This is a definitely a must read for parents who are just beginning to discover the inner workings of the unschooling movement.Here are three quotes I believe articulate the authors ideology. The first quote, "We are not going to call you students anymore, we are going to call you researchers." I love that idea and from now on my home schooled children will be researchers. I believe this next quote is true more often than not. That quote states, "I regard schools as day prisons, a really unimagi ...more
M. T. Roe
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF

This had a lot of good references that I saved and a few inspiring quotes, but I didn't enjoy the format.

I would recommend this to anyone interested though. It was worth what little time I spent on it.
Marina
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent essays by a number of educators, and those prolific in the field of unschooling - advocates, former teachers, writers, psychologists, and child development experts. Always enlightening to read about alternative ways of educating our children, without the continual focus on "fixing" a system that just doesn't work in the first place. Refreshing and highly recommended for parents wanting to deschool themselves, or wanting reassurance that they are on the right track with their choice to ...more
Jeanette
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book. So much great content packed into one book. Learning about unschooling and other alternative educational styles from actual people's point of views has helped me understand my kids and how to help them learn. Its also provided me with resources to check into. All the possibilities. I may just have to order a paperback copy of this book for my shelf.
Betzaida Norris
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great insight!

Great read for anyone considering or starting the unschooling route. Great perspective from grown homeschoolers! I will definitely be able to go into unschooling with a better understanding.
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