ERIC Number: ED372493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How To Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education.
This book presents suggestions for teenagers who are considering quitting schools. It argues that, for the most part, America's formal educational system hinders the acquisition of real-life learning and individual freedoms. Written specifically for adolescents, it offers guidelines for youth who decide to leave school and undertake home schooling. Following the introduction, part 1, "Making the Decision," contains eight chapters that offer reasons for quitting school. The second part, "The First Steps," includes eight chapters that offer suggestions for getting ready to quit school. Part 3 offers 15 chapters that illustrate ways to design a personalized education. The fourth part includes seven chapters that describe specific organizations and resources for doing different kinds of work. The fifth part contains four chapters that describe the lives of some unschooled students. Appendices contain an annotated bibliography, a list of homeschooling organizations, a list of resources, and indexes. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Home Schooling, Nontraditional Education, Out of School Youth, Secondary Education, Withdrawal (Education)
Lowry House Publishers, P.O. Box 1014, Eugene, OR 97440-1014 ($14.95; quantity discount).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A