Unschooling in Paradise

Unschooling in Paradise

Kathleen Kesson

Paperback 5.5 x 8.5 in.
English | 214 pgs
ISBN: 9781881717621
Pub Date: June 2018

Unschooling in Paradise is the story of one family’s earnest, imper- fect, and occasionally hilarious attempts to create a life based on voluntary simplicity, sustainable living, equal and compassionate relations, free thinking, exploratory learning, and cultural cre- ativity. It o ers a unique window into the amazing things that can happen when learning involves no lesson plans, no required subjects, no curriculum standards, no time outs, and no tests. With warmth and humor, it challenges conventional wisdom about how best to educate children and points the way toward what we need to do to create learning spaces that are humane, just, joyful, relevant, and creative places where children want to be and parents want to send them.

“Kathleen Kesson creates useful bridges between leading edge educational scholarship and the practical concerns of teach- ers and parents....it is a vitally important book for helping the general public understand the possibilities of education beyond mass schooling.”

— Ron Miller, Ph.D., Author of
Free Schools, Free People and What Are Schools For?