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Unschooled : raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom  Cover Image Book Book

Unschooled : raising curious, well-educated children outside the conventional classroom / Kerry McDonald ; foreword by Peter Gray, PhD.


"Education has become synonymous with schooling, but it doesn't have to be. As schooling becomes increasingly standardized and test driven, occupying more of childhood than ever before, parents and educators are questioning the role of schooling in society. Many are now exploring and creating alternatives. In a compelling narrative that introduces historical and contemporary research on self-directed education, Unschooled also spotlights how a diverse group of individuals and organizations are evolving anold schooling model of education. These innovators challenge the myth that children need to be taught in order to learn. They are parents who saw firsthand how schooling can dull children's natural curiosity and exuberance and others who decided early onto enable their children to learn without school. Educators who left public school classrooms discuss launching self-directed learning centers to allow young people's innate learning instincts to flourish, and entrepreneurs explore their disillusionmentwith the teach-and-test approach of traditional schooling"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 1641600632
  • ISBN: 9781641600637
  • Physical Description: 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Education > Aims and objectives > United States.
Educational change > United States.
Home schooling > United States.
Non-formal education > United States.
Self-culture > United States.
Genre: Informational works.
Handbooks and manuals.

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 371.042 MCD 2019 (Text) 0002205658640 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 371.042 MCD 2019 (Text) 0002206337293 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 371.042 MCD 2019 (Text) 0002205658657 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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