From: wbur

The ‘Unschooling’ Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning

Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the “unschooling” movement.


Maleka Diggs, founder of Eclectic Learning Network, a secular, black and brown-centered home-education network. She unschools her 11- and 13-year-old daughters.

Peter Gray, psychology  professor at Boston College. Co-founder and president of the nonprofit Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Author of “Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life.”

Michael Apple, professor of curriculum and instruction, and educational policy studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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