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Unschooling and the value of self-directed learning continue to spread around the globe, as these groups show. I find it inspiring that people are creating educational organizations around the globe that go beyond conventional school reform efforts, and that alternatives like unschooling are getting some more traction with parents and […]

Peter Gray has studied how learning happens without any academic requirements at a democratic school. The Boston College research professor also wrote about the long history and benefits of age-mixed, self-directed education in his book Free to Learn. Over the years, as he encountered more and more families who had adopted this approach […]