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    I don't know very much at all about homeschooling, but I've chosen to do an assignment on it and I need to use a variety of sources. I was just wondering what books or materials were helpful when you began looking into homeschooling and what ones you think are most useful? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    You need to talk to Hecate - she's a walking library!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mum_of_four View Post
    You need to talk to Hecate - she's a walking library!
    Thats the nicest compliment I've ever gotten! Ever!

    OP: Do you want edgey and revoloutionary type stuff or more academic dry type stuff? What do you already know about the subject? What class is it for?

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    Honestly, anything to help me get started would be awesome. I'd be really interested in the edgy/revolutionary stuff, but I wouldn't mind looking over some dry info. as well. It's for my Advanced Reference class in Library & Info. Sci. Um, as far as what I know about the subject..not alot. I know that there is a more structured approach parent's can take or there is the "unschooling/child-led learning" approach. I have just done some background reading so far.

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    I'll go with two favourites of my own then. Family Matters by David Guterson, for an all purpose book on different aspects of homeschooling book. he is a high school teacher as well a father so he presents some interesting, thoughful and informed arguments.

    For edgy, I recommend Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto. He too was a teacher who believed in public education and spent years trying to reform it, until he saw there wasnt going to be any sort of meaningful reform and so he quit and began writing about what he saw and had learned and also travelling a speaking about the need for change.

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    Thank you!

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    I think Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich would also be a good source.

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