Posts Tagged ‘ how children learn ’

The Roots of Homeschooling

The Roots of Homeschooling

In her editorial for the July-August issue of Home Education Magazine, HEM publisher Helen Hegener explains the roots of the homeschooling movement in the U.S., beginning with John Holt’s astute observation in How Children Learn, “… the human animal is a learning animal; we like to learn; we are good at it; we don’t...
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Homeschool Classics

Homeschool Classics

Betsy Wald, the branch manager at the Hilton Branch Library in Maplewood, New York, put together a syllabus of recommended reading for people who teach their children at home, or are considering doing so. She writes: “The following homeschooling ‘classics’ are recommended for everyone — regardless of educational philosophy –- both for questioning assumptions...
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Homeschool: The next generation

In my daily reading of articles about homeschooling the big lessons of how children learn are doing pretty well in the public opinion square. This piece in the The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms. (It is also nice to see familiar names.) Now, the children educated in the late-’80s homeschool swell are themselves the parents of...
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