John Holt wrote 10 books between
1964 and 1981 about home education and how children learn. He
also started the home education magazine called "Growing
Without Schooling". His books have inspired many people to
home educate including us! His titles include "Teach
Your Own", "How Children Fail", "How Children
Learn", "Learning All The Time" and "Never
Too Late" (autobiography).
Free Range Education
Editor: Terri Dowty
foreword by Dr Alan Thomas.
to be published by Hawthorn Press, November 2000
Free Range Education is a book
written by twenty home educating families including ours! Each
family has written about how home education works for them and
includes contributions from children as well as adults. There
is also information on useful organisations, information about
places that offer free admission to home educators, doing exams
etc. and a hefty legal chapter. Much of the information is included
on the FREd
web site along with activities and is well worth a visit even
if you don't buy the book!
This book will give you an insight
into how home education is approached by families in the UK.
Alan Thomas conducted a study of 100 home educating families in
the UK and Australia looking at how parents teach their children
at home and how they adapt conventional methods of teaching.
Education Otherwise members can buy it direct from the author
for £12.99, otherwise it's £14.99.
it Their Way by Jan Fortune-Wood
Educational Heretics Press.
The theory and practice of autonomous
education in the UK. Part 1 discusses the 'Theory and Philosophy
of Autonomous Learning' and part 2 'The Experience of Autonomous
Learning'. There is a detailed summary of the book at www.home-education.org.uk
unschooling minds: Home Educated children grown up
by Julie Webb
An examination of the outcomes
of home education based on interviews with twenty home educated
people now mainly in their twenties and thirties.