Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Unschooled

Here is a new term for you. "Unschooling." According the Chicago Tribune it is a growing trend.

This evidently goes beyond homeschooling by focusing more on what the students themselves are interested in learning instead of what the adults want them to learn.

Ironically enough, teachers used to feel more free to follow student interests but more and more state intervention into local curriculum has stymied most of these urges.

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