Posts Tagged ‘ Patrick Farenga ’

Intrinsic Motivations for Learning

Intrinsic Motivations for Learning

“As homeschoolers we need to find ways to reach out to teachers and parents who don’t want to see childrens’ 12 years of compulsory schooling reduced to skills training for big business. Nurturing the human capacity to learn through love and intrinsic motivation is as important to life — to me, more important —...
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Interview: Pat Farenga

Interview: Pat Farenga

Helen Hegener interviewed Patrick Farenga in 1997. Patrick had worked at Holt Associates since 1981, the year John Holt’s landmark book on homeschooling, Teach Your Own, was first published. He started off as a volunteer, packing books, answering phones, filling subscriptions, and typing up John Holt’s correspondence off tapes he dictated. Patrick became president...
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Homeschooling History

Homeschooling History

Back issues of Home Education Magazine are available individually or in annual sets for the last ten years, from 2000 through 2009, but further back in our 27 year publishing history the available issues start getting a little thinner, and some issues can no longer be ordered. Only single issues are available for 2001,...
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The War on Kids

The War on Kids

The trailer for a new film titled The War on Kids includes quotes from longtime homeschooling advocates Patrick Farenga and John Taylor Gatto, and it’s been raising reviewers’ eyebrows across the nation, as evidenced by this paragraph in the Nov. 18th New York Times: “Arranged in sections that range from merely interesting to downright...
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Pat Farenga on Unschooling

Pat Farenga on Unschooling

In a recent article on unschooling for the Baltimore Sun, Holt Associates President and long-time homeschooling advocate Patrick Farenga noted “Interest in unschooling has skyrocketed,” and that comment landed him a debate with a school representative on the merits of unschooling tomorrow, Saturday Sept. 5, at 9:50 AM EST, on Fox and Friends. Currently...
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