Allowing Human Nature To Work Successfully by Jean Liedloff
A very candid conversation with Jean Liedloff , author of The Continuum Concept
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.
Differences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education by Peter Gray, Ph.D
Self-Directed Education, not progressive education, is the wave of the future
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.
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.
Our 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.
A Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, Todd Rose, argues against “the average” and discusses the “science of the individual”.
Scientific 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.
We 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.
“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.