January 20, 2010

I'm looking forward to this one:  Free Range Learning: How Homeschool Changes Everything
"Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. Data from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down....Weldon asks us to consider this choice as participation in a cultural shift toward redefining success and as a form of collective intelligence with major implications for the future of education. Children are naturally "free range" learners, she says. They build knowledge and skills naturally, within the full spectrum of their daily lives, while observing, exploring and pursuing their interests....Free Range Learning demonstrates:  that children and teens can best be nurtured outside of restrictive educational systems, that we can restore what is heart-centered and meaningful back to a central place in education, how networking with others enriches the learning experience for our kids, how homeschooling has become a force of positive social change-making the community a better place for everyone."

1 comment:

Cecelia (CC) said...

Ooooo....I would love to get my hands on that book. Can I share the cost? Can it be borrowed? Wow...thanks for passing on these affirmations just at the moment when I need them to counter the deafening fears and feedback I am having to deflect. Mmm.