Homeschooling for Social Change
The Freechild Project defines homeschooling
as learning at home that often features written curricula,
textbooks, and parents as teachers, or collectives of families
engaged in co-teaching. We believe there is a difference between
homeschooling and unschooling. For more information on
unschooling, click here>
Point to Ponder
anxiety children feel at constantly being
tested, their fear of failure, punishment,
and disgrace, severely reduces their ability
both to perceive and to remember, and drives
them away from the material being studied
into strategies for fooling teachers into
thinking they know what they really don't
know." - John Holt in
How Children Learn.
Included here are
resources identified by Freechild's youth researchers to help explore the effects of homeschooling on social
change, including organizations, websites, and publications.
Minority Homeschoolers of Texas Seeks to promote homeschooling among minorities. The site is geared for Asians,
African-Americans, Hispanics, Jews, Native Americans, and Anglos
with adopted minority children
National Home Education Research Institute The mission of the National Home Education Research Institute is three-fold:
To produce high-quality
statistics, research, and technical reports on home education, serve as a
clearinghouse of research for
home educators, researchers, and policy makers, and educate the public
concerning the findings of all
research on home education.
Canadian Home-Based Education Page Great site,
John's homeschool links
Maybe the oldest, most comprehensive collection of links about homeschool on the internet today.
Home Taught: Gail Withrow's Home Education Site A how-to site on
homeschooling, and information on private alternative schools.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Parents' Guide to Classical Education And other books
covering topics including home schooling, classical education, afterschooling
supplementing home schooling.
About Home Schooling Packed with links and
Teach Your Own
by John Holt.
Holt's "how to" book. The what
and how of daily living and learning at home and from life. In the words
Chilton Pearce, an intelligent answer to the question of how do we save
our children from the tragedy of
And What About College? by Cafi Cohen.
This book will show how unschoolers can present their education and learning
in a way to make it
understandable for college admission officers.
The Unschooling Handbook by Mary Griffin. The
very best book on the nuts and bolts of unschooling. If you are wondering
just what unschoolers do all day,
get this book.
How Chidren Learn
How Children Fail
by John Holt. These
two books speak to Holt's experiences in the classroom and what he
eventually found untenable about the
system. Presented are reasons why families should pursue education outside
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