Saturday, March 08, 2014

Cathy Duffy's Review of A Little Way of Homeschooling

Cathy Duffy (whom I think of as more of a legend than an actual, breathing human being, and I mean that entirely as a compliment) recently did a wonderful review of A Little Way of Homeschooling: Thirteen Families Discover Catholic Unschooling.

She writes:
While this book is clearly about Catholic unschoolers, it is also one of the best on unschooling in general. Through the different stories, we see the common thread of concern for the individual nature of each child and a rejection of the prevalent school model that treats children like programmable machines. Because of that, learning is viewed by unschoolers as a normal part of life that does not need to be scheduled and forced. Instead learning is an integral part of life that takes place whenever and however seems best.
She concludes the review:
I have rarely reviewed books on approaches to education in recent years because most seem to repeat what’s already been said elsewhere, but A Little Way of Homeschooling deserves to be an exception!

You can read the entire review here.

Thank you, Cathy!