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Submission + - Schooling, homeschooling, and now, "unschoolin 1

ciaohound writes: The Baltimore Sun has a story about "unschooling," which is like homeschooling except, well, without the schooling. "...unschooling incorporates every facet of a child's life into the education process, allowing a child to follow his passions and learn at his own pace, year-round. And it assumes that an outing at the park — or even hours spent playing a video game — can be just as valuable a teaching resource as Hooked on Phonics." If you have ever been forced to sit in a classroom where no learning was taking place, you may understand the appeal. A driving force behind the movement is parents' dissatisfaction with regular schools, and presumably with homeschooling as well. Yet few researchers are even aware of unschooling and little research exists on its effectiveness. Any slashdotters who have experience with "unschooling?"

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