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Deschooling Resources

Discussion in 'Education' started by TexDad, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. TexDad

    TexDad 25+ Posts Admin

    Deschooling is a term used by both education philosophers and proponents of alternative education and/or homeschooling, though it refers to different things in each context. It was popularized by Ivan Illich in his 1971 book Deschooling Society (PDF attached to this post).

    Philosophically, it refers to the belief that schools and other learning institutions are incapable of providing the best possible education for some or most individuals. Some extend this concept beyond the individual and call for an end to schools in general. This is based on the belief that most people learn better independently, outside of an institutional environment, at a self-determined pace, using appropriate technical infrastructure. This is the meaning of the term as used by Illich.

    Deschooling - Why It’s Important by Michelle Conaway, at TexasUnschoolers.com

    Sandra Dodd’s Deschooling page

    What is Deschooling? by Pam Laricchia, at LivingJoyfully.ca

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  2. TexMom

    TexMom 25+ Posts Admin

    Also, Sue Patterson's got great resources and information on Deschooling on the Unschooling Mom2Mom website.

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