Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education with or Without School
An empowering guide for parents who are concerned about their
children's education but want to work within the school system
Is your child falling behind in school? Working too hard at
homework? Does he or she seem uncaring or distracted when asked to
learn in the traditional way? In this book, parents discover the
practical and inspirational tools they need to ensure that their
children love learning and become truly educated. A parenting
expert and an education expert empower parents with specific advice
that goes beyond rote memorization and standard school practice so
that they raise thinking, creative people who are full of joy.
Whether parents want to homeschool or simply supplement their
child's traditional school, Guerrilla Learning will help them
instill a lifelong love of learning in every child. Grace Llewellyn
(Eugene, OR) is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation
Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. Amy
Silver (Rileyville, VA) teaches parenting workshops. Her children
have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and
"Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable learning." (Library Journal, September 2001) "One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis." (Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child) "...it is a good, calming read..." (Adoption Today, April 2002)
GRACE LLEWELLYN is the author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook and speaks widely on the subject of homeschooling. AMY SILVER teaches parenting workshops. Her children have been homeschooled and have also attended traditional and alternative schools.
Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Broken Sword: Real Education in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Children. What We Can Do: Guerrilla Learning. The Five Keys to Guerrilla Learning. Key #1: Opportunity. Key #2: Timing. Key #3: Interest. Key #4: Freedom. Key #5: Support. Afterword: A More Beautiful Question. Appendix A: Testing Our Patience: Standardized Testing in the School System. Appendix B: Alternatives to Traditional Schooling. Index.