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Learning: How to Give Your Kids A Real Education With or Without School
by Grace Llewellyn and Amy Silver.
The author of the popular, The Teenage Liberation Handbook,
has joined fellow author, Amy Silver, to write a book offering parents ideas on
how to take care of their family's education despite the restrictions of
traditional schooling. There are exercises and projects to do with children of
all ages to help children unleash their innate creativity and other abilities.
They realize that not everyone will homeschool their children, and they wanted
to reach out to kids and parents who want something better than what they are
getting. That said, there are lots of good ideas for homeschoolers too.
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Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go to School by
Grace Llewellyn. Author of the
popular Teenage Liberation Handbook, Grace Llewellyn
edits this book of firsthand accounts written by teenagers about the things they
can do when given the opportunity. It is reassuring for parents and kids to hear
the voices of "real-life" teenagers. It is also fascinating to read all the
different teenage stories and see the variety of interests they have and the
different educational experiences they've gone through.
We have the
Eleven-year anniversary edition, with updates from all the writers).
First published in 1993; updated in 2005.
Nominee, Best Books for Young Adults 1994 (American Library Association)
Includes index, appendix, recommended resources, and black & white photographs.
From the publisher:
In 1993, eleven homeschooled teenagers described their lives in rich detail,
and Real Lives quickly became a homeschooling classic. Erin's favorite teacher
was her horse Nick, blind in one eye. Kyla flew to South America in September of
what would have been her senior year alone, except for her mountain bike.
Jeremiah and his sister Serena published a newsletter on peace issues. Patrick,
who hoped someday to design video games, had spent the past few years compiling
portfolios of his writing and artwork. Rebecca worked at homeless shelters and,
through Habitat for Humanity, built houses for people in need. Anne tended
honeybees and plucked a bluegrass banjo. Ayanna kept pace with 50 pen-pals
mostly in Africa while Kevin talked with people all over the world on his ham
radio. Amanda performed with a violin quintet and worked through the mail with
her writing mentor. Vallie answered questions at a marine science center;
Tabitha answered the phone at a crisis line, and helped midwives at births.
Now those eleven homeschoolers have grown up and engaged the territory of
adulthood, college, and career and the new edition of Real Lives includes
updates from all of them. From gaining admission to an Ivy League institution
without taking the SAT to crafting a simple life centered on writing and
gardening, they tell where life has taken them and where they have taken life,
and offer hindsight and advice for others choosing to learn outside of school.
This is great reading for teenagers (schooled or unschooled), homeschoolers of any
age, educators who want to broaden their understanding of how people learn, and
anyone who is curious about what homeschooled kids think of homeschooling--and
what those same "kids" think eleven years later. Lots of black/white action
Paper, 320 pages. Updated & revised edition.
Liberation Handbook: How to quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
by Grace Llewellyn. This is a
terrific book! Written especially for teenagers and people with teenagers in
their lives, it is also helpful for anyone who has ever gone to school. Grace
discusses how to regain the natural ability to learn and be excited about it,
ways of going to college, volunteering, apprenticeships, and more. Leans toward
an "unschooling" approach, which Grace is able to superbly articulate. Popular
for teenagers who plan on taking charge of their education, whether they are
currently homeschooling, planning on homeschooling, or moving on to college.
Highly recommended. Paper, 443 pages.
This is the complete,
international, revised and expanded edition. There is another less-expensive
version available, but it only contains about 1/3 of the content. This edition
has more anecdotal material and background information included for each topic
and is recommended by the author.
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