Essays and Articles 2018-11-08T18:53:08+00:00

Essays and Articles

Jean Liedloff
(Aug. 10, 1971 – Source: Matt Green/Hulton Archive)

Allowing Human Nature To Work Successfully by Jean Liedloff

A very candid conversation with Jean Liedloff , author of The Continuum Concept

http://www.continuum-concept.org/reading/human-nature.html

Unschooling Isn’t More Risky, It’s Just Less Conventional by Idsie Desmarais

All going to school means is that you’ve gone to school. It doesn’t come with any guarantees. Neither does unschooling.

http://yes-i-can-write.blogspot.ca/2014/04/unschooling-isnt-more-risky-its-just.html?platform=hootsuite

Child Development: A cognitive case for un-parenting  by Josie Glausiusz

Josie Glausiusz relishes Alison Gopnik’s study on how child-rearing demands the embrace of messy realities.

NATURE 4 AUGUST 2016, VOL 536 p. 27

Book review of “The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children” by ALISON GOPNIK, Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2016.

32931-78341Our Social Obligation: Educational Opportunity, not Coercion  by Peter Gray Ph.D.

In a 2009 article, the author of “Free to Learn” writes about how we could promote universal education without coercion. The possibility of providing a place where children can interact socially with other children and can also learn without being forced and measured.

standardized-tests-average_customNPREd: Standards, Grades and Tests are Wildly Outdated, Argues “End of Average”  by Michael Marmot

A Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, Todd Rose, argues against “the average” and discusses the “science of the individual”.

betterParentingScientific American: Better Parenting Skills May Break the Poverty-Disease Connection by Michael Marmot

An article discussing how helping parents to help their children can close the rich-poor health gap.

Big-Box-e1407436438350The Future of Big-Box Schooling by Carol Black

An article outlining the flaws of current schooling with an extra perspective of how it’s affecting the world at large, from the website created around “Schooling the world” film.

WeDontNeedNoEducationWe Don’t Need no Education by Ben Hewitt

An article outlining the flaws of current schooling with an extra perspective of how it’s affecting the world at large, from the website created around “Schooling the world” film.

VanuatuLG-e1407430927829Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense By Carol Black

“And yet the idea of centrally-controlled education is as problematic as the idea of centrally-controlled media – and for exactly the same reasons.” A quote from an excellent blog post of the problematic idea of compulsory schooling.