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Title:
Guerrilla learning : how to give your kids a real education with or without school
Author:
Llewellyn, Grace.
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Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley & Sons, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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Electronic Access:
Table of Contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/onix07/2001017917.html
ISBN:
9780471349600
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Book

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Central Library LB1048.5 .L54 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

GUERRILLA LEARNING IS CREATING A HOME ENVIRONMENT THAT FILLS YOUR CHILD WITH THE JOY OF LEARNING

Let your daughter read her library books instead of finishing her homework . Ask your eleven-year-old's beloved third grade teacher to comment on his poetry. Invite a massage therapist to dinner because your daughter wants to go to massage school instead of college. Give your child the freedom to pursue his interests, develop her strengths, cultivate self-discipline, and discover the joy of learning throughout life.

If you've ever felt that your child wasn't flourishing in school or simply needs something the professionals aren't supplying, you're ready to become a ""guerrilla educator."" Revolutionary and inspiring, Guerrilla Learning explains what's wrong (and what's useful) about our traditional schools and shows you how to take charge of your family's education to raise thinking, creative young people despite the constraints of traditional schooling.

Filled with fun and exciting exercises and projects to do with children of all ages, this remarkable approach to childhood, education, and life will help you release your child's innate abilities and empower him or her in the wider world that awaits beyond the school walls.


Author Notes

GRACE LLEWELLYN is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. AMY SILVER teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.


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Library Journal Review

Llewellyn, a lecturer on the subject of home schooling and author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook, and Silver, who teaches parenting workshops, have come together to write this how-to book for parents who want to become more involved in their children's education whether through home schooling or by supplementing traditional instruction. The authors offer five fundamental principles opportunity, timing, freedom, interest, and support that, they claim, will transform the way we relate to our children and greatly assist them in growing up to be joyful, passionate creators. Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable reading. Whatever schooling venue parents choose, this book will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in their children. For large public and school libraries. Samuel T. Huang, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1. The Broken Sword: Real Education in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Childrenp. 15
2. What We Can Do: Guerrilla Learningp. 33
3. The Five Keys to Guerrilla Learningp. 61
4. Key #1: Opportunityp. 69
5. Key #2: Timingp. 103
6. Key #3: Interestp. 121
7. Key #4: Freedomp. 131
8. Key #5: Supportp. 149
Afterword: A More Beautiful Questionp. 171
Appendix A Testing Our Patience: Standardized Testing in the School Systemp. 173
Appendix B Alternatives to Traditional Schoolingp. 183
Indexp. 193

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