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Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves (paperback)

homeschooling our children unschooling ourselves

A compelling story about one family’s journey into the unknown territory of homeschooling, told with skill by Alison McKee, a gifted teacher with a wide experience in traditional education and a special sensitivity to the individual needs of children. Trusting her own children to “show me the way” was a difficult challenge – but one that gave unexpected and rich rewards. Anyone familiar with the writings of John Holt will be interested to learn how things worked out for a family that homeschooling our children unschooling ourselvesdecided to test his belief that children are the best directors of their own education. McKee offers the reader insights on how children learn, plenty of illustrations and practical advice about how “unschooling” works, and thoughtful commentary on the state of education today. This book will reassure parents considering homeschooling that nurturing children’s natural desire to learn can empower their children to become enthusiastic life-long learners.


..Important book!…Should be a staple, not just for homeschoolers, but…anyone who has interest in how children learn. – Elena Reyes, Reference Librarian, Madison Public Library


Alison McKee writes with…authenticity about the…triumphs of child-directed learning…This book is nourishing bread for the homeschooling journey. – Mothering Magazine, Melissa Chianta, managing editor

An honest and touching account of how homeschooling leads to new attitudes and possibilities for learning – Patrick Farenga, editor, “Growing Without Schooling”


Many…tinker with “unschooling”…Only a few have taken this uncharted path…Alison’s work is paramount in this field. – Rose Sias, The Tutor Shop


This is a vivid, complex, powerful, triumphant, reassuring and moving account of a whole family’s education. – Grace Llewellyn, author of “The Teenage Liberation Handbook

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