Unschooling Reading List
And What About College? by Cafi Cohen. (This book shows how unschoolers can present their education and learning in a way to make it understandable for college admission officers.)
Christian Unschooling : Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ, by Teri J. Brown and Elissa M. Wahl.
Coloring Outside the Lines, by Roger Schank.
Deschooling Our Lives, by Matt Hern.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto.
Endangered Minds: Why Children Don't Think And What We Can Do About It, by Jane M. Healy.
For the Children's Sake, by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay.
Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School, by Grace Llewellyn and Amy Silver.
Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery, by David Albert.
Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves, by Alison McKee.
How Chidren Learn, by John Holt.
How Children Fail, by John Holt.
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Everyday Genius, by Michael J. Gelb.
In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences, by Thomas Armstrong.
Learning All The Time, by John Holt.
Learning For Life: Educational Words of Wisdom, by Teri Ann Berg Olsen.
Magical Child, by Joseph Chilton Pearce.
No Homework and Recess All Day: How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education, by Jerry Mintz.
Real Lives: Eleven Teenagers Who Don't Go To School, by Grace Llewellyn.
The Relaxed Homeschool, by Mary Hood.
School Can Wait, by Raymond S. & Dorothy N. Moore.
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling, by Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore.
Summerhill School : A New View of Childhood, by Alexander S. Neill.
Teach Your Own, by John Holt.
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How To Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, by Grace Llewellyn.
The Underground History of Education, by John Taylor Gatto.
The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School, by Valerie Fitzenreiter.
The Unschooled Mind, by Howard Gardner.
The Unschooling Handbook, by Mary Griffith.
An excellent reference book for quotations related to unschooling and self-education is Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom. It contains almost 3,000 quotations by more than 1,000 people on teaching, learning, and the pursuit of knowledge. Learning for Life is suitable for readers of all faiths and philosophies, as it contains quotes from a diverse spectrum of religious and secular authors, philosophers, scientists, political leaders, psychologists and educators. Many famous homeschoolers from the past, as well as contemporary advocates of homeschooling and educational reform, are included. Learn and be inspired from the remarkable words of Albert Einstein, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Holt, John Taylor Gatto, Raymond and Dorothy Moore, Charlotte Mason, Maria Montessori, Friedrich Frobel, Jean Piaget, Howard Gardner, Thomas Armstrong, and many more. Click here to order.
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