Discussion in 'High School Education via Distance Learning' started by Kizmet, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    When homeschool parents chat, one of the first things they "compare" is their homeschooling style. Classical/traditional, eclectic, or unschooling? (there are lots of sub-categories and of course, the denomination within the category is important. I've always found it curious that a mindset that steps outside the box would be so quick to join another box...)
    Unschooling was one of the initial hippy movements - a complete revolt against all things school, doing school at home, and the establishment. It was first, and it's s still a thing - but with the growth of homeschooling, I think you'll see this philosophy represent a smaller percentage of the whole NOW whereas it used to be bigger.
    If someone wants to read a really great book, look for Homeschooling for Excellence by the Colfax family. They were unschooling homesteaders whose kids went Ivy including lots of graduate degrees in there.
    I wanted to add (since I only just now watched the video lol) I have a good homeschooling friend with 5 adopted children on the autism spectrum and/or a host of other challenges. She doesn't unschool, however, knowing what I know about her family and her amazing kids- those parents are outliers.

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