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ERIC Number: EJ823274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
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Harrison, Mary M.
Teaching Tolerance, n23 p42-48 Spr 2003
This article talks about Unschoolers of Memphis, a support group that welcomes home schoolers of any religion, race, ethnic background or sexual orientation. About 20 families come together in large and small groups, sometimes several times a week, to learn together. The Unschoolers of Memphis are part of a recent phenomenon in education--the huge growth in numbers of parents who are now directing their children's learning themselves, spanning a spectrum from "school-at-home" (parents teaching children in much the same way that a classroom teacher would), to "unschooling" (parents encouraging children to learn at their own pace through real-life experiences and through investigations of their interests and pursuit of their goals, usually aided more by library materials than by standard textbooks.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee