Kerry Mcdonald, Peter Grey PhD – Unschooled


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 an old 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 childrens natural curiosity and exuberance, and others who decided early on to enable their children to learn without school. Educators who left public school classrooms discuss launching self-directed learning centers to allow young peoples innate learning instincts to flourish, and entrepreneurs explore their disillusionment with the teach-and-test approach of traditional schooling.

Author: Kerry Mcdonald, Peter Grey PhD
Narrator: Lesa Lockford
Duration: 9 hours 39 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Language: English

User Review:

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Articulate and impactful. To the heart of the matter. A gift to encounter this book.