Writer Sara Schmidt very thoughtfully examines unschooling in a multi-part article introduced here:
Lately, there has been a surge of questions, comments, and in many cases, diatribes against unschooling. Most of these have been spawned from two very brief, very biased (in many peoples’ opinions), news-oriented television programs–not from actual research completed on unschooling itself. In response to so much misunderstanding and heated–even hateful, in many cases–commentary, I decided to write out my own defense of unschooling.
My family and I are not technically unschoolers. I’m very attracted to the word and what it means, and we do “unschool” in some ways, but we still prefer to use some Waldorf curriculum in our life. That works for us. Different methods work for different families. I support unschooling just as I do other forms of homeschooling, and I don’t mean to isolate or offend anyone in my lengthy response.
Continue reading Sara Schmidt’s in-depth article.