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  • n. A set of educational philosophies which champion education outside the standard school environment. They include, but are not limited to, homeschooling.

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  • There are other factions within the movement, from the radical unschoolers, who extend the philosophy beyond education to parenting, to those who reject the term unschooling altogether.

    Republic Broadcasting Network

  • Farenga, who worked with Holt, said Holt coined the term "unschooling" in 1977 but was never terribly fond of it.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • There are many more options to homeschooling; unschooling is only one.

    What do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant

  • It might be a good option if you decide unschooling is a little to unstructured for you.

    What do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant

  • I'm Cam, just started our family adventures in unschooling blog, and I am loving this online community of shiny happy people living their lives a little like we live ours ...

    Works for me...

  • Or a negative term as in unschooling = (good multiplier - bad multiplier) * (good stuff/bad stuff)

    Anyone, Anyone, Bueller?

  • I fully believe that radical unschooling is a completely valid (and preferable) way for children to learn, but it doesn't work with my family for circumstances both within and outside of my control.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: June 2005 Archives

  • From home schooling to 'unschooling' -- baltimoresun.com: Unschooling incorporates every facet of a child's life into the education process, allowing a child to follow his passions and learn at his own pace, year-round.

    Unschooling

  • Take for example fans of 'unschooling' -- who believe in the free-floating 'fluid' approach to schooling, without the shcackles of all that structure and discipline.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Welcome to the world of "unschooling" -- an educational movement where kids, not parents, not teachers, decide what they will learn that day.

    Archive 2006-02-01

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  • Baltimore Sun: 'A byproduct of home schooling, unschooling incorporates every facet of a child's life into the education process, allowing a child to follow his passions and learn at his own pace, year-round. And it assumes that an outing at the park - or even hours spent playing a video game - can be just as valuable a teaching resource as Hooked on Phonics.'

    September 5, 2009