Alternatives to School

Welcome to the World of Self-Directed Learning

  • Blog
  • FAQs
  • About ▾

    OluKai Ho opio- Women opio- s s Women Swellgreen/Swellgreen 378ab16




    Synthetic
    Non-marking rubber outsole with textured pods for enhanced traction and durability
    Anatomically molded micro-textured PU midsole. Water-ready build
    Built into the outside surface of the sidewall instead of the footbed, our unique Outboard Strap Construction offers a free yet secure fit for the most comfortable arch support possible
    Olukai's vegan friendly footwear offers the durability, traction and support you expect from OluKai while using 100% high-quality synthetic materials, 0% animal products
    Lightweight, quick drying, breathable and durable materials built for in and around water
  • About ▾
  • Connect
Welcome to the World of Self-Directed Education

You have just entered into a remarkable world of ideas about education — ideas that make enormous sense, are much supported by research, and are influencing the educational thought and practice of an ever-growing number of families throughout the world. I am Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College. This website includes some of my own research findings, as well as conclusions from many other sources, about how children best learn and about alternatives to conventional schooling that have proven successful for many thousands of young people. I, and the whole team that created this site, welcome you and hope you will explore the site to discover more about home-based, self-directed learning, community resource centers, and democratic schools.

 

 

THE MAIN IDEAS DEVELOPED ON THIS SITE ARE:

Children are beautifully designed, by nature, to direct their own education. For most of human history, children educated themselves through observing, exploring, questioning, playing and participating. These educative instincts still work beautifully for children who are provided with conditions that allow them to flourish.

Coercive schooling is not good for children. Schooling that children are forced to endure—in which the subject matter is imposed by others and the “learning” is motivated by extrinsic rewards and punishments rather than by the children’s true interests—turns learning from a joyful activity into a chore, to be avoided whenever possible. Coercive schooling, which tragically is the norm in our society, suppresses curiosity and overrides children’s natural ways of learning. It also promotes anxiety, depression and feelings of helplessness that all too often reach pathological levels.

Real alternatives already exist and have been proven to work. These options include democratic schools, in which children direct their own activities and participate in running the school; self-directed homeschooling, where children pursue their own interests with the support of parents and others in the community; and resource centers that offer community and support for self-directed learners. These self-directed approaches have been used successfully by young people representing the whole normal range of personalities and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. These approaches nurture traits such as initiative, creativity, playfulness, and love of learning — traits that promote life satisfaction and are increasingly essential for economic success in our rapidly changing world. As an added bonus, the financial cost of such  approaches has proven to be far less than that of coercive schooling.

THIS SITE IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE:

a parent who is concerned about how schooling is affecting your child, or who seeks to preserve your child’s wonder and excitement of learning;

a student who feels trapped by schooling;

a researcher or scholar who wants to know the evidence concerning the harm of coercive schooling, the success of self-directed education, and the conditions in which self-directed education works best;

a journalist or event organizer, interested in featuring an authority who can discuss better approaches to education and children’s needs for freedom and play; or

a concerned citizen, looking for ways to improve education for all.

See also:
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education

 

Blog Archive
BZees Women s Jive Sport Sandal Brown , SUNROLAN Alivin Men s Athletic Outdoor Sports Closed-Toe Sandals Hiking Water Fisherman Sandals Brown Revs Seva Sandals, Reflexology Sandals For Men & Women. Shock Absorbing, Cushion Comfort & Arch Support Brown NIKE Men s Benassi Just Do It Athletic Sandal Sepia Stone/Sepia Stone/Summit White Under Armour Men s Boys Atlantic Dune Thong Sandal Black (004)/Graphite Columbia Women s Barraca­Sunlight Athletic Sandal Fossil, Natural NIKE Women s Benassi JDI Sandal White/Metallic Silver , Skechers Women s On-The-Go 600-15300 Flip-Flop Black Astral Rosa Sandal - Women s Gray/ Eggplant Nalho Women’s Yoga Mat Memory Foam Espadrilles Sandals, Ganika Yellow TOMS Women s Viv Leather Emboss Sandal Black NIKE Kids Kawa Slide (GS/PS) Athletic Sandal Hyper Cobalt/White , AOJIAN Women Fashion Flower Girls Flip Flops Beach Sandals Bohemia Flat Sandals Gray , Gold Pigeon Shoes GP9149 Durable Outdoor Water Sports Sandal with Easy Snap Lock Closure for Men Women Kids 7684 Black Purple , Merrell Women s Terran Ari Backstrap Sport Sandal Sodalite URBANFIND Men s Summer Sandals Outdoor & Indoor Flip-Flops Beach Shower Slippers Blue Style 1 , adidas Originals Women s Adilette Slide Sandal Haze Coral KEEN Womens Maya Strap Neutral Gray/Vapor ECCO Men s Intrinsic 2 Sport Sandal Black/Black Oasis Women s Zoey Fisherman Shoes Tan RAISINGTOP Ladies Women Roman Shoes Braided Platform Thick-Bottom Waterproof Wedge Sandals Double Strap Lace up New Black , adidas Men s Adilette Cf+ Mono Slide Sandals Black/Black/Black , Wolky Comfort Jewel 70100 White Canals Jerusalem Sandals Men s Dan Slide Sandal Brown , Propet Women s TravelActiv Ss Sandal Silver/Black , KEEN Women s Venice H2 Sandal Sweet Grape/Regal Orchid , OluKai Ho opio- Women s Mermaid/Dark Shadow , adidas Originals Men s Superstar 5g Slide Sandal Noble Indigo/Orange/White OluKai Ho opio- Women s Black
Like Us On Facebook
Contents
Get our newsletter!
OluKai Ho opio- Women opio- s s Women Swellgreen/Swellgreen 378ab16
Search
Sport Sandals & Slides


Copyright © 2018 · Balance Theme on Genesis Framework · WordPress · Log in

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8